I am a lecturer in Human Biology and I am very interested in all aspects related to global health. I do research in developing countries and focus mainly on the growth and nutritional status of children. I am particularly interested in aspects of energy balance, under-and-over-nutrition, and maternal-and-child health. I am very fortunate to be able to work with a great group of people in Mexico. My Research Blog details what we have been doing since 2009.
I am also addicted to Zumba, which is the best way to exercise without noticing the exercise bit.
This particular blog was created after I had the insane idea of participating in the Juneathon 2012 which is “an annual festival of activity and excuses”. The idea is to maximise the activity (any will do!) and minimize the excuses, at least during the beautiful month of June. Most of the participants run, walk, or cycle… I will try to Zumba as much as I can, but there will be some difficult days when Zumba is not available and I will have to…run (eek, eek, eek)! And, crikey (as they say here in England), how I dislike running! It is more than a dislike… I totally hate it! So, Juneathon 2012 will be a challenge for me. How to achieve the daily goals without ever have to run? And keep my happiness levels high? Challenging!
Additionally, I will also post reliable (i.e. scientific, evidence-based) information regarding the benefits of an active lifestyle. I am, professionally, in the right place to do that. And I hope to be able to link activity with happiness. Thanks for reading!