• Pulling the Trigger of Behaviour Change: an Introduction (Part I)

    I bloody love pancakes. This was a typical breakfast for me when vacationing through California a few years ago. Pancakes, maple syrup, bacon, eggs….copy and paste every day. I loved it. But I KNEW I was taking the piss a bit. As a type 1 diabetic, my risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack is…

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  • Ageing (Part II): not without a fight

    Welcome back to our exploration of ageing and strength. To recap, in part I of this article (here if you haven’t read it) we conceptually mapped out the ageing landscape as follows: Ageing is a multifactorial, complex process involving virtually all biological pathways For each individual, there likely exists an ideal ‘healthy’ ageing trajectory and…

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  • Ageing (Part I): a downward(?) trajectory

    Its 6am, another orange-soaked spring morning in 2008, Nanjing, China. I’m 3 feet away, gazing at an elderly gentleman who is upside down, supported only by the tip of his skull, arms crossed, legs delicately wrapped around a vertical bar. I learn that he is 84 years old, and that he often likes to hang…

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