In a trial being led by Loughborough University, a group of General Practitioners in the Midlands are using convertible standing desks when seeing their patients. Doctors will remain standing and wear activity trackers to monitor their own movements. The aim is that they should set an example of good habits and avoid the risks of being sedentary.
Amanda Daley, professor of behavioural medicine, thinks that “standing consultations might help GPs to be more active and highlight to their patients the importance of reducing and breaking up their sitting time.”
If the trials are successful the practice may be rolled out across the NHS.
Patient: “Doctor, will this ointment clear up my spots?”
Doctor: “I never make rash promises.”
Please study the picture below;
Is it –
A) Mrs Moan?
B) Mr Moan’s personal assistant?
The answer is c). Emma is a life-size model which has been developed by William Higham, a behavioural expert. He believes that better posture and walking breaks can help stave off work-related health problems. A study has shown that around fifty present of office staff suffer from eye strain and/or sore backs.
Emma has a bent back, red eyes, varicose veins and a rotund middle as a result of years of hunching at her desk, staring at a screen and taking little exercise.
Shock and Awe?
The intention is to shock office workers into realising what might be happening to them. Mr Moan was staggered by Emma’s symptoms and attempted to secrete her out of the press conference where she was exhibited. The police cautioned him.
Patient: “Doctor, I think I am a bell.”
Doctor: “Take these pills and if the symptoms persist, give me a ring.”
Mr Moan has an important message for his many admirers.
You are not fed up with Brexit: it’s official. You are happier and less stressed.
The Office for National Statistics has released data showing that the average happiness scores for the British rose to 7.56 out of ten in the year to March, up from 7.52 in the previous year. The measure of personal anxiety fell from 3.03 out of ten to 2.87.
Asked, “how happy were you yesterday?”, the location in the UK with the highest score was Ribble Valley in Lancashire.
Patient: “Doctor, I can’t take Brexit any longer. I am going to hang myself. The problem is that my rope is not long enough.”
Doctor: “I’ll ask the EU for an extension.”