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Welcome to the Wellbeing For Real Life podcast, hosted by Dr Richard Pile, GP specialist in Lifestyle Medicine and Cardiology and author of "Fit For Purpose: your guide to health, wellbeing and living a meaningful life". Have you ever wanted to live life better but found yourself baffled, bewildered and bored by complicated, confusing, condescending advice? This podcast is the antidote. In each episode we talk about different areas that are really important for our wellbeing such as sleep, m ...
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In this episode of the Wellbeing for Real Life podcast Dr Richard Pile and Dr Wendy Molefi talk about the importance of having a sense of purpose and meaning in life, whether it's considering for themselves or their patients. They discuss the evidence for purpose and faith being good for our health, the concept of ikigai ("reason for being") and ho…
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In this episode of the Wellbeing for Real Life podcast Dr Richard Pile and Dr Aseem Malhotra talk about food: our environment, the kind of food we eat whether whole or ultraprocessed, the cost of eating well and of not doing so, the effect our weight and overall wellbeing, the problems with diets and the influence of the food industry. They include…
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In this episode of the Wellbeing for Real Life podcast Dr Richard Pile and Dr Wendy Molefi talk about connections. Human beings are social animals who need connections if we are to thrive. Richard and Wendy discuss the challenges we face as a society, the problems of loneliness, the benefits of having meaningful relationships and give their top tip…
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In this episode of the Wellbeing for Real Life podcast Dr Richard Pile and Dr Aseem Malhotra talk about movement, our natural state and the cure for much of what ails us. They discuss the benefits of movement, the harms of inactivity (thought to be the same as smoking), and share their top tips for making movement a part of our lives. If you like t…
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In this episode of the Wellbeing for Real Life podcast Dr Richard Pile and Dr Wendy Molefi talk about mindfulness: what it is, the evidence for it being good for our wellbeing, and how to develop a mindfulness practice. It includes a live session led by Wendy to demonstrate how you can do it in real life. A video version of this episode is availabl…
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In this episode of the Wellbeing for Real Life podcast Dr Richard Pile and Dr Aseem Malhotra talk about sleep. The conversation includes their own personal experiences of being well slept and sleep deprived, how sleep affects performance, what happens during sleep, the harms of sleep deprivation (including chronic disease) and the benefits of a goo…
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In this episode of the Wellbeing for Real Life podcast Dr Richard Pile and Dr Wendy Molefi talk about stress and what we can do to enjoy better mental health. Topics discussed include what stress is , how some is good for us but too much is not, why it seems to be such an issue today, what happens to our bodies and minds when we are stressed and ho…
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