General Health – Articles on My Approach to Keeping Fit and Healthy

As I wrote on this page, I have a stratospherically high level of cholesterol. So much so, that I was in a study group in Sussex, UK (a long time ago!). So I was heartened to read recently that those who age with a higher level of cholesterol appear to be at a lower risk Read more

Here’s the view from my ‘gym’ – it’s from the top of the hill I climb most mornings as part of my daily exercise. Living on Hong Kong Island as I did for 19 years, my stress levels had been rising steadily for some time to the point that my fuse was so short the Read more

A recent study has shown that your brain uses the time you’re asleep to wash away toxins that build up during your waking hours. We’ve always known that sleep is a vital factor in maintaining good health – in fact sleep deficiency has been linked as a contributing factor to heart attacks, cancer, strokes, diabetes Read more

I read an interesting article on the BBC website today: it explained that a recent study has found that exercise may be as good as medication for treating people with heart disease. It went on to explain that that doesn’t mean we all have to rush off down to the gym and start lifting weights Read more