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Racial Inequalities in Health

Racial Inequalities in Health

The theme of racial attitudes is discussed with Dr Jill Halstead-Rastrick for Podiatric Reflective Practice after an interview by David Tollafield for Busypencilcase Reflective Communications. The subject is a broad area but speaks volumes of one woman’s passion in a field of medicine which is finally demanding to speak out on more that just feet alone.

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

Actions Speak Louder than Words

This is the last August article in my series ‘My Fitness Diaries’. It reflects on what has been published with a change in direction to my keep fit plans. I have achieved a baseline fitness, reduced my weight by about 1.5Kg and now look to use the gym more effectively to meet those common aims – loss of weight, muscle stability and cardiac fitness or stamina.

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Body Fat and Segmental Analysis

Body Fat and Segmental Analysis

The idea of having knowledge about how your body is made up of muscle and fat seems appealing. It is easy to pretend I am young, fit and slinky when my bio data suggests I cannot abuse my body. In this article I look at some equipment for analysing our fat and segmental values and explain what these all are about. How the reliable the equipment can be. Taking measurement at face value can lead to misconceptions and I am in the health market and understand much of of how our body needs to work.

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Calories and all that we do in the gym

Calories and all that we do in the gym

My gym series was taking me where the pen fell and what activity I was doing. My aim was to lose weight, improve my heart and blood pressure, feel fit and live forever!  No – just kidding; my time will come whatever, but seriously I prefer to avoid diabetes, strokes and see if I can keep my heart from disease. I’m keen in human movement as a podiatrist and like to discuss a wide range of health, not just feet.

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