Author Topic: Michael Mosley  (Read 982 times)

Michael Mosley
« on: 09 June, 2024, 05:14:06 pm »
Very sad.  He had more impact on my general health than any other fitness guru (e.g. Huberman  ::-)).  Got me started on the 5:2 diet many years ago and that has stabilised my weight year-round.  Plus many of the the other "one things".  Seemed like a genuinely nice chap too.

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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #1 on: 09 June, 2024, 05:31:06 pm »
It is sad, but shit happens to everyone including celebs and its a reminder that life is fragile. I'm curious to know caused his demise. Condolences to his family.

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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #2 on: 09 June, 2024, 05:52:21 pm »
The suggestions seem to centre around heat stroke or heat exhaustion. But I suspect we’ll find out in time.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #3 on: 09 June, 2024, 05:57:58 pm »
Or a slip/fall.

Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #4 on: 09 June, 2024, 09:05:30 pm »
What a terrible tragedy for the family - condolences to them.
It must be agonizing for them to think he was so near to taking temporary refuge in that nearby bar by the beach where he was found - which kind of suggests he made pretty good progress on that walk, despite the intense heat, and was so close to being ok. Who knows what happened.
I liked him a lot, and he came across as a genuine broadcaster - unlike some.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #5 on: 09 June, 2024, 09:09:36 pm »
One of those very likeable personalities that I'm sure would have been a great dinner companion
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #6 on: 09 June, 2024, 09:26:36 pm »
I've seen reports of 2 elderly tourists dying on Crete during the last week.  Both out hiking.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #7 on: 09 June, 2024, 10:06:11 pm »
yes,^^ it's  common. Apparently the search dogs could only work for an hour..

Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #8 on: 10 June, 2024, 08:21:29 am »
The suggestions seem to centre around heat stroke or heat exhaustion. But I suspect we’ll find out in time.

40C heat is killing heat, without shade.

Nearly all people from temperate climates massively underestimate how dangerous it is. Would you, growing up in the UK, go for a multi-mile trek across rough ground, in 'normal' clothes, in -15C weather?

For such a walk in Australia in similar heat, I'd expect to need to be suitably clothed (which would include a very wide brimmed hat or sunbrella), lathered in sunblock, possibly long-sleeved light clothing, and carry about 3l of water plus food.  OR more likely, I wouldn't set off on a walk in 40C heat at all.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #9 on: 10 June, 2024, 09:58:55 am »
What surprised me walking in Italy was how little water people were taking with them - normally 500ml or a litre.  I was taking a 3 litre bladder.  We were only in the mid to high 20s.

OK - there were sometimes cafes or water taps along the way, but not always and often the taps weren't working.  I'd much rather carry the extra weight than risk running out of water.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #10 on: 10 June, 2024, 10:57:21 am »
What surprised me walking in Italy was how little water people were taking with them - normally 500ml or a litre.  I was taking a 3 litre bladder.  We were only in the mid to high 20s.

OK - there were sometimes cafes or water taps along the way, but not always and often the taps weren't working.  I'd much rather carry the extra weight than risk running out of water.

Maybe a last, helpful message from Dr Mosley would be this; Carrying a lot of water might mean you carry a bit of excess weight. Not carrying enough water might well result in death.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #11 on: 10 June, 2024, 11:29:05 am »
Sad news.   I've experienced extended 40C heat in valley area below Chamonix - felt like a furnace; really uncomfortable to be out in the direct sun even for a short time.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #12 on: 10 June, 2024, 12:34:53 pm »
What surprised me walking in Italy was how little water people were taking with them - normally 500ml or a litre.  I was taking a 3 litre bladder.  We were only in the mid to high 20s.

OK - there were sometimes cafes or water taps along the way, but not always and often the taps weren't working.  I'd much rather carry the extra weight than risk running out of water.

Maybe a last, helpful message from Dr Mosley would be this; Carrying a lot of water might mean you carry a bit of excess weight. Not carrying enough water might well result in death.


I think it is worth stressing that we don't know the cause of death in this case.  I was just commenting on what I had observed, as someone who is used to walking in hot climates.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #13 on: 10 June, 2024, 04:41:06 pm »
Almost certainly heat exhaustion leading to collapsing or resting.  Then stroke when when he didn’t make it to safety. We were in Cyprus during the heat wave last year. The heat in the terrain would have been unrelenting with no shade or ability to cool yourself other than the water you carry with you.

Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #14 on: 10 June, 2024, 05:10:37 pm »
Almost certainly heat exhaustion leading to collapsing or resting.  Then stroke when when he didn’t make it to safety. We were in Cyprus during the heat wave last year. The heat in the terrain would have been unrelenting with no shade or ability to cool yourself other than the water you carry with you.

Yes. People think the risk from heat is all about dehydration. Heat stress causes all sorts of other issues, starting with poor mental awareness leading to mistakes. Stress on heart, increased stroke risk.
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #15 on: 10 June, 2024, 07:13:13 pm »
I'm afraid I always found him insufferably chirpy and smug, but it's still a tragic way to go.  RIP
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Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 12:11:52 pm »
He's been described in the obituaries as a broadcaster but he was also an extraordinarily effective science writer. His books managed to convey complex mechanisms in plain English without dumbing down for a non-scientific readership, with references for further reading.

I 'reviewed' one of his books on this thread.

Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 05:07:54 pm »
Reports on TV news had comments from the family stating that they took comfort from the fact free was so close to his destination.

It also sounds like the police  knew what happened because b it was caught on CCTV from the resort the other side of the fence. However, is speculation respectful?

Re: Michael Mosley
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 05:22:36 pm »
I'm very sad for his family. What a horrid stressful few days only to be faced with bad news.

I hope he didn't suffer and just had a heart attack or something and died quickly. I doubt it would be that easy, but who knows. Life is fecking cruel, I know that much.
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