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Burning off a bad diet?

7th April 2016

When speaking men interested in improving their health, a common question is “can I eat what I want as long as I exercise?” That’s understandable; for many people – men and women – motivating yourself to exercise is hard enough. And once you’ve exercised, why shouldn’t you reward yourself with something tasty? Indeed, we’re spoken ...

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Back on the road

29th February 2016

Returning to a more personal note this month!  I’m Drew, and help to produce the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s blogs, news stories and social media content.  Back in July 2015, I blogged about a valiant, but what turned out to be an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to run 30 miles over the course of Men’s Health Week. Well, ...

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Cutting down on sugar, one cube at a time

29th January 2016

It’s a new year, and many of us have started with grand plans about improving our health. That’s great, and all power to you in your endeavours. That said, we like to take a measured, long-term approach to health here at the Blue Ribbon Foundation, and focus on making incremental changes. This month, we want ...

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Keeping on track over Christmas

23rd December 2015

It’s been a busy 2015. We’ve covered a large range of men’s health topics over the year, via our website, this blog, our social media feeds on Twitter and Facebook as well as in the world outside. We’ve just had our third and final article in our series ‘What’s Wrong with Your Body’ published by ...

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Risk, sausages and your health

30th October 2015

This week, the World Health Organisation (WHO to their friends) released a report that caused a bit of a stir. After a long look at the existing research, and doubtless months of deliberation, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer said that cured and processed meats are carcinogenic. Moreover, red meat (like beef, lamb ...

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Smoking, complacency and the genetic lottery

30th September 2015

This week, findings from the Medical Research Council revealed why some smokers seems to be immune to, or at least highly unlikely to develop, lung disease. Looking at the DNA of over 50,000 people, they found that a minority of people have favourable mutations that improved the function of their lungs. This meant that some ...

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Taking healthy responsibility with a changing health service

19th August 2015

Our health is our own. And yet, increasingly our health is everyone’s business, as debates heat up about the funding of the NHS and our collective responsibility to look after ourselves. Our blog this month looks into some of the bigger issues we face in England, and the implications this has on our own health ...

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Setting goals for your health – the 30 mile challenge

8th July 2015

A slight different blog this month, taking a personal look back at my experience over Men’s Health Week.  My name’s Drew, and I support the work of the Blue Ribbon Foundation by writing news stories, blogs and social media content. Men’s Health Week was from 15th – 21st June 2015, and focussed on overall healthy living ...

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Mental wellbeing – keeping your mind healthy too

8th June 2015

This month, we’d like to tackle a more sensitive topic for the blog, mental health and wellbeing. Mental health is as important as physical health.  The two are also closely interlinked.  It’s more difficult to maintain a sunny disposition if you are physically unwell.  Likewise, our mental wellbeing can affect how well we take care of ...

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Running to keep up? Fitting exercise into a busy schedule

5th May 2015

Whether you prefer the gym, team sports or just being in the great outdoors, exercise is a vital activity for men to improve and maintain their health.  But even though we all know this, it can be a struggle to fit exercise into a busy week.  We can face legitimate restrictions on our time – ...

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How to get in touch:

Jonathan Prince, Trustee

Crofton House, 5 Morley Close
Orpington
Kent
BR6 8JR

(t) 01689 858877

(e) enquiries@blueribbonfoundation.org.uk.

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