Exercise: Indoor Chores (03:18)
Michael Mosley collects data from people as they complete typical household chores. Vacuuming and mopping earn a moderate intensity Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) score.
Exercise: Outdoor Chores (03:02)
Mowing the lawn, planting flowers, washing the car, and cleaning windows all qualify as moderate intensity activity levels. Learn other small ways to work in exercise.
Caffeine: Performance Evaluation (04:31)
In a research study, caffeine drinkers and non-caffeine drinkers perform tasks before and after drinking caffeine. Explore the results of the data collected.
Diet and Skin (01:57)
Increased insulin levels can contribute to poor skin complexion. Sugar and dairy proteins cause high insulin levels.
Caffeine: Alternative Options (04:08)
Volunteers try sugar, chewing gum, sage and a placebo to see if they can stimulate their brains without the use of caffeine.
Hypothermia Treatment (04:15)
Learn how to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia. To treat, keep the patient warm, dry, and call for help.
Salt: Bad For You (04:29)
According to Professor Graham MacGregor, excessive salt consumption increases blood pressure but does not increase cholesterol. He recommends reducing salt consumption.
Salt: Inconclusive (03:55)
Professor Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe maintains that the evidence against salt is not conclusive. The experts do agree that people should increase the amount of potassium they eat.
Eating oily fish once a week has been proven to help keep the heart healthy. Supplements have not proven as effective as the real thing.
Cutting Edge Surgery (08:02)
In order to remove a blood clot in a patient's lungs, the surgery team cools the brain, stops the heart, and drains the body of blood.
Pain Medications (03:28)
Explore the benefits and risks of different types of pain relievers.
Caffeine: Results (05:19)
Chewing gum was the only substance that helped the participants feel more alert, although it did not improve performance. Sage improved performance but not the feeling of alertness.
Credits: Trust Me…I'm a Doctor: Series 2—Episode 3 (00:53)
Credits: Trust Me…I'm a Doctor: Series 2—Episode 3
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