10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 1 Weight Loss.

27th February 2018

For those of us who carry a few extra pounds, life can feel like a never-ending treadmill of diets and possibly exercise.  Suddenly dropping some unexpected weight may sound great, but certainly shouldn’t be accepted as a gift of the gods.  To suddenly loose weight, your body must be burning up more energy than you ...


Its Lovely To Get Feedback!

29th December 2017

“Just a quick note to say a HUGE thank you for the Men’s Health presentation conducted at Quantum Advisory in November as part of the themed Health and Wellbeing programme from VavistaWellness. You covered a lot of ground in the time given and I believe raised awareness of the key issues facing the male workforce, ...


The Hidden Killer

21st November 2017

I have been looking into Pancreatic Cancer and have learnt that it is a hidden killer as it remains undetected often until it has reached a condition where there is little that can be done.  Recently published statistics show that in 2014 there were 9,618 cases and of these there were 8,817 deaths. I have also ...


Today is World Diabetes Day – Here are Six Diabetes Myths.

14th November 2017

In the last 20 years the number of cases of diabetes in the UK has doubled undoubtedly due to the surge in obesity causing the rise of type 2 diabetes. But there is still plenty of misinformation out there and too many patients still seem to be in the dark when it comes to the ...


“it must be the cut or the style” by Our Ambassador – Steve Sutherland

10th November 2017

I’m very proud to be an ambassador of the Blue Ribbon Foundation, a national charity working to raise awareness of male health issues by encouraging men to take positive action to safeguard their health and wellbeing. Being involved with this important charity – whose sister charity is the Pink Ribbon Foundation – has made me far more aware of ...


Moving on, and keeping moving

26th February 2017

Hi, I’m Drew, and I’ve been supporting the Blue Ribbon Foundation with their website and social media content.  This will be my last blog for the Foundation as I’m moving onto new projects (though I will miss working with the Foundation!).  I’ve been writing these blogs for the best part of two years now, so ...


Keeping things interesting

30th January 2017

January is drawing to a close, and if there are any new years’ resolutions remaining, well done you!  If not, and your healthy goals for 2017 have started to fall by the wayside, then you are in good company.  January always feels like the hardest month to begin new activities – it’s cold, we’re impoverished ...


Burning off a bad diet – the myth returns!

24th December 2016

Recently Vox published an article on seven bad science or health myths they’d like to become extinct in 2017.  It’s an interesting read in its own right, but here at the Blue Ribbon Foundation, we’re interested in the health points.  The key issue that caught our eye was the myth that “Exercise will help you ...


Alcohol and honesty

25th November 2016

While many men drink alcohol in moderation or not at all, many of us drink too much. Despite recent news that women are now almost matching men in alcohol consumption globally, that’s almost entirely due to women drinking more, not men drinking less.  And men still consume more than women. A curious development reported over the ...


Pre-diabetes debates and choices

28th October 2016

There has been a lot of debate recently about the term ‘pre-diabetes’. Pre-diabetes is a conversional topic, but essentially this refers to a condition where people will have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes or cause serious symptoms.  In other words, this is explained as a ...


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