2022: Year in Review

As our working year draws to a close, we have been reflecting on our achievements of 2022 and look ahead to hopefully brighter times in 2023. We started the year by warning exercise professionals about Post Exertional Malaise in M.E/C.F.S and Long COVID, as we discussed in the related blog post, this particular issue was …

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Populism, Journalistic ‘Balance’, and M.E/C.F.S.

This blog is being written in response to Emily Maitlis’ lecture at the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture   of 24th August 2022, her lecture resonated with us and the issues she raised, in relation to journalism and politics, reminded us of some of the issues the M.E/C.F.S community faces in the UK with the UK Government, …

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COVID19 Questionnaires, PEM/PESE, and the Office for National Statistics

As our learners will know, there is limited data available on the prevalence of M.E/C.F.S in the UK and internationally. Much has been said about the opportunity Long Covid brings in terms of data collection and research opportunities. Stripy Lightbulb CIC strongly believes that the Office of National Statistics ‘COVID19 questionnaires’, that research Long Covid, …

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Learning Excellence Awards 2022 – Finalist!

We are thrilled to announce that we are a finalist in this year’s Learning Excellence Awards! The Learning Excellence Awards span the training, learning and development activities provided by companies – whether in-house, or through professional training/learning organisations. The nomination and short-listing process has been ongoing since last Summer and next week the winners will …

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FAO: Exercise Professionals – When Overload Principle Can Be Harmful….

#MindsetReboot Campaign Exercise is a good thing……Right? Most people need more physical activity……Agreed “There is no situation, there is no age, and no condition where exercise is not a good thing” This was stated by Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Advisor, during a Covid19 press briefing during lockdown in 2020. It has been quoted in …

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Long Covid, M.E/C.F.S, and Exercise Professionals

This blog post is a transcript of this podcast Sally  Hello, welcome to Lightbulb Moments. Today I’m talking to Stripy Lightbulb CIC Director Chantelle Martin. In her day job, Chantelle is an Occupational Therapist, but she has studied for an Exercise and Sports Science degree. She has also taken additional exercise training courses level three …

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