06/02/17 - Have you got Nature Deficit Disorder? Then ditch the gym - it's time to get outdoors Drop your weights. Step off the treadmill. Back away from the rowing machine. It’s time to leave the gym immediately, by the nearest exit. In fact, to truly appreciate 2017’s biggest health trend you need to run for the hills. Welcome to 'friluftsliv’: the concept of open air living and latest Scandi buzzword. Forget last year’s hygge - which saw us embrace faux fur throws and candlelight - this is the cosiness backlash.Roughly translated as “free, air, life’, friluftsliv is rooted in Norwegian culture and tells us that the key to our wellbeing lies, not just outdoors, but in a close connection to nature. “The essence of frilufstliv is the simplicity with which people can engage with nature in a meaningful way,” says Børge Dahle, an expert on the subject, in Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way.
18/02/15 - RADIO: Inside Health: Heart and Exercise, Smoking and Alcohol, Weight Management, Hepatitis C(28 mins) After recent headlines that running too much can be bad for your heart, Mark Porter talks to the Medical Director for the London Marathon to get an insider's perspective. A novel psychological approach to weight loss that asks why people are eating too much rather than just giving dietary advice. Plus new treatments for Hepatitis C and statistics showing a reduction in binge drinking in young adults.
03/02/15 - RADIO: Spoilsport: Science Stops Play (28 mins) Millions of us - adults and children - play games like rugby and football every week. But concern is growing that the dangers of concussion, traumatic brain injuries, aren't taken seriously enough in contact sports. New evidence that head knocks and head bangs could be causing an early onset dementia called CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, has sent shock waves through sport.
18/02/13 - RADIO: You & Yours - Michael Mosley looks at health advice on diet, drink and exercise (55 mins) to find out how government messages are formed, and whether the science behind them still holds true (at 0 mins "exercise", at 18 mins "5 fruit and veg a day", at 35 mins "alcohol units"). His recommendation is to do 20 seconds of high intensity exercise whenever you can, to do 20 minutes of walking every day, and to get up and move around every 20 minutes of every day.
02/01/13 - TV: BBC One-Breakfast interview with Dr Michael Mosley (at 5:30 mins) Dr Michael Mosley talks about inactivity and exercise.
28/02/12 - TV: Horizon - The Truth about Exercise (2 mins clip) Like many, Dr Michael Mosley wants to get fitter and healthier but can't face hours on the treadmill or trips to the gym. Help may be at hand. He uncovers the surprising new research which suggests many of us could benefit from just three minutes of high intensity exercise a week. He discovers the hidden power of simple activities like walking and fidgeting, and finds out why some of us don't respond to exercise at all. Using himself as a guinea pig, Michael uncovers the revealing new research about exercise, that has the power to make us all live longer and healthier lives. Summary: Can three minutes of exercise a week help make you fit?
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