Marion Foreman

About Marion Foreman

I fall neatly into the ‘women who weren’t born yesterday’ category. I grew up in a turmoil of Guardian fuelled feminism. I went from ‘little woman’ to independent person in a decade. I began my nurse training in the early 70s in the midst of a male dominated university town. I convinced myself that my views must be wrong as the ultra clever men didn’t agree with me. It wasn’t until I did my degree with the OU that I realised that I had a voice – and a legitimate voice at that. Four children and three husbands later I have found my place in the world. A place that simply says that I am who I am, that I can choose my own path in life and choose those who walk with me. I have learnt that equality means making and taking opportunities, not feeling compelled to ‘do it all’.

Are you at risk of diabetes?

Are you at risk of diabetes?

The British Medical Journal is carrying a report telling us that there has been an ‘extremely rapid’ rise in pre-diabetes since 2003 and therefore a ‘surge’ in type 2 diabetes is expected in the coming years. The NHS already spends 10% of its budget on this condition. What does ‘on the cusp’ mean? It means […]

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Don’t leave it too long!

Don’t leave it too long!

When it comes to looking after your health, it’s deeds not words that count. I just want to let you know that it can happen to anyone. Any of us can become ill because we take our eye off the ball. There’s a great article in the Guardian (17.05.14) by David Nicholson who until recently […]

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Listen to your body!

Listen to your body!

Marion Foreman describes what can happen if you don’t listen to your body I don’t usually disclose much information about myself in my blogs – but this week I would like to share something with you – I have been really tired. ‘So what’, I hear you say, ‘I’m tired too!’ I want to talk […]

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Being ‘everyday active’

Being ‘everyday active’

How to become ‘everyday active’ and improve your fitness levels. We are less active as a nation than we were in 1961 (by 24%) and 22.5% of adults do not achieve even thirty minutes of activity over seven days. Given that the Chief Medical Officer recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, we […]

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Diet research funding

Diet research funding

It just gets more complicated – last week’s Sunday Times (January 2014) tells us of yet more ‘funding help’.  ‘A study funded by Mars identified a nutrient in cocoa that could reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Red Bull funded research showed that the energy drink ‘significantly improves driving performance’ , […]

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