My name's Amy and I'm a junior doctor and running coach based in London. On these podcasts I chat to people about running and the benefits it's had to their health both physically and mentally.
Winter Sports & Avalanche Safety - Barry Roberts
On this podcast I'm joined by Barry Roberts to discuss keeping safe in the outdoors when pursuing winter sports. Barry is a professional expedition leader and Commercial Director of Wilderness Medical Training, a company that delivers medical training for expeditions and the great outdoors. We're discussing the human factors to consider when in the mountains as well important pieces of kit to carry and what to do when things go wrong. If you're a skier, snowboarder or expedition medic then this episode is for you!
Lifestyle Medicine & Physical Activity - Dr John Sykes
On this episode I’m joined by Dr John Sykes. John is a general practitioner, certified nutritionist & Trustee and Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM). We’re discussing what lifestyle medicine is, the many health benefits of keeping active and the role that healthcare professionals can play in promoting physical activity.
Exercise for Good Health - Professor Robert Thomas
On this episode I’m joined by Professor Robert Thomas. Professor Thomas is a consultant oncologist, professor of Sports and Nutritional Medicine and author of 'How to Live' - a book that provides evidence-based advice on keeping fit, healthy and free of illness. We’re discussing the role that exercise plays in cancer prevention, the relationship between exercise and oxidative stress, and nutritional considerations for active individuals.
Cycling LEJOG on Chemotherapy - Gareth Emmerson
On today’s episode I’m joined by Gareth Emmerson. In 2014, at the age of 21, Gareth was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma and in 2020 this diagnosis became terminal. Gareth wanted something positive to focus on so set out to raise as much money as possible for Sarcoma UK by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Gareth is joining me to share his story, tell me more about his huge cycling challenge and to raise awareness for the charity, Sarcoma UK.
Triathlon Tips - Becky Hair
On this episode I'm very lucky to be joined by Becky Hair to discuss how to prepare for a triathlon, as I have my first one coming up later this month! Becky is a physiotherapist and triathlete and she's sharing her tips for training, kit and what to do on race day itself.
Diving Medicine & Safety - Dr Megan Evans
On this episode I'm joined by Dr Megan Evans to discuss Diving Medicine. Megan is a divemaster and junior doctor who works at the Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC). This episode is aimed at healthcare professionals or those with a keen interest in diving. We're discussing safe diving practices, assessing fitness to dive, as well as decompression illness and the symptoms to be aware of.