• Dr de Senarclens

In our priviledged world, on IWD (International Women's Day),

it is worth noting that once women are paid an equal salary for work of equal value they will also be able better to afford looking after their health and investing in the necessary prevention.

Source: WHO Women’s health fact sheet N°334

  • Dr de Senarclens

As we have St. Valentine's day today I'm pleased to share this article with you!

Love has consequences for health and well-being. Engaging in joyful activities such as love may activate areas in the brain responsible for emotion, attention, motivation and memory (i.e., limbic structures), and it may further serve to control the autonomic nervous system, i.e., stress reduction. This specific CNS activity pattern appears to exert protective effects, even on the brain itself. Moreover, anxiolytic effects of pleasurable experiences may occur by promotion of an inhibitory tone in specific areas of the brain. Thus, love and pleasure clearly are capable of stimulating health, well-being and (re)productivity: This wonderful biological instrument makes procreation and maintenance of organisms and their species a deeply rewarding and pleasurable experience, thus ensuring survival, health, and perpetuation.

Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Institute for General Practice and Family Medicine, Schumannstrasse 20/21, 10117 Berlin, Germany.


  • Dr de Senarclens

I am a 45 year old businessman.

My wife wants me to do a medical check-up because I am tired.

I travel 2-3 days weekly everywhere (Asia/US/Middle East and Mexico).

I did not loose weight; I am smoking 20 cigarettes daily and I do not enjoy physical activity. I only walk to my different professional appointments in town.

Results of the check-up:

Clinically and biologically the medical screening is normal except for a rather low vitamin D level in the blood for which a minute treatment is prescribed.

Tabagism and physical activity:

1. Tobacco withdrawal is important!

There is a saying whereby the number of cigarettes you have smoked per day and the number of years of smoking have a direct impact on the likelihood of occurrence of cardiovascular diseases (stroke, heart attack, etc.) or cancer.

Tobacco withdrawal is now clearly needed and there are multiple ways to do it.

2. Physical activity is essential to maintain the muscle tone and consequently autonomy!

2 x 30 min of physical activity weekly is enough to achieve this.


If I were part of the Human Resources Department the ideal initiative would be to organize in house training sessions twice a week with a nice coach, preferably during lunch break, at the end fruit would be served.

And I also recommend to stop as much as possible taking lifts…!