Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Inactivity – Time to Sit Less and Move More

We know that as a population in Ireland (and this is true of many Westernised developed countries) that we aren't getting enough physical activity into our week. Just 32% of Irish adults are sufficiently active according to our national physical activity guidelines (Healthy Ireland, 2015), and this figure is even lower among children at primary … Continue reading Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Inactivity – Time to Sit Less and Move More

Ditch the Social Media Itch – Discussing Digital Minimalism and Prioritising Productivity

This topic has been rolling around in my mind for a few weeks now, sparked by two books that I recently finished - Deep Work and Digital Minimalism, both by Cal Newport. Both focus on taking back your time from technology and the distractions using it brings, and both were absolutely brilliant reads. I preferred … Continue reading Ditch the Social Media Itch – Discussing Digital Minimalism and Prioritising Productivity

Immunisation – Let’s Focus on the Facts

This week, with my public health doctor hat firmly on my head, I'm placing my Friday Focus on immunisation, because it's a cornerstone of prevention as part of public health medicine, and also because this week happens to be European Immunisation Week. The goal of this initiative is 'to improve vaccination coverage by increasing awareness of the vital importance of … Continue reading Immunisation – Let’s Focus on the Facts