Chris Pavey

Chris Pavey

The Blue Room Writer

Chris Pavey is an experienced writer and editor who believes health and fitness is a family affair. As a father of three, he’s passionate about sharing his own experiences to help others on their own journeys. When he’s not writing or spending time with his children he’s running marathons.
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Articles by Chris

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Helping toddlers (and you!) cope with the loss of a pet

With the recent death of our much-loved family pet bird, I was in uncharted territory with my three toddlers, and needed some help. Clinical… read more

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Chris Pavey 26 May 17 Raising children
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Is there a 'terrible twos'?

Having had twins who sailed through their twos without much of a challenge, I was convinced there was no such thing as the ‘terrible twos’. Then my… read more

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Chris Pavey 30 Mar 17 Raising children
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Marathon training: How nutrition can help performance

Training for a marathon can be really hard. Bupa sports dietitian, Nick Green, has some tips on nutrition that can help us race across that finish… read more

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Chris Pavey 08 Feb 17 Be active
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What is 'the wall'?

When training for a marathon, you might encounter some unusual terms. Bupa sports dietitian, Nick Green, helps debunk the mystery of ‘the wall’ and… read more

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Chris Pavey 08 Feb 17 Be active
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A family adventure... to the cricket

Heading to the cricket with three children under five may sound crazy. But this summer I thought why not give it a go and see if it was a great way… read more

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Chris Pavey 03 Jan 17 Raising children
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What is tapering?

If you’re training for a marathon, a cycling tour, or one of the many triathlons on offer throughout the year, there are a few tricks which could… read more

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Chris Pavey 14 Dec 16 Be active
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What is carb loading?

Confused about carb loading? Bupa sports dietitian Nick Green explains what it is, how to get it right, and what a typical carb loading daily diet… read more

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Chris Pavey 14 Dec 16 Be active
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Keeping conflict out of parenting

Conflict is a normal part of life and a natural part of relationships, particularly when there are differing personalities. Add to the mix, the… read more

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Chris Pavey 06 Dec 16 Parental health
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The best parenting advice I've ever received

Parenting can feel like an uphill battle at times. As a father of three young children (including twins!) I’ve received some invaluable advice over… read more

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Chris Pavey 15 Nov 16 Raising children
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Getting chores done with toddlers at play

Father of three, Chris Pavey, shares his techniques to still get chores done around the house and not miss out on all the fun!

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Chris Pavey 19 Jul 16 Raising children
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Is there a toddler 'golden age'?

Raising young children is filled with ups and downs, but is there a ‘toddler golden age’? Father of three, Chris Pavey, believes there is.

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Chris Pavey 12 Jul 16 Raising children
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What type of traveller are you?

Do you like to rough it and sleep under the stars or would you rather relax at a five star resort? Try this fun quiz to discover your travel persona.… read more

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Chris Pavey 26 Apr 16 Wellness
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Marathon training for time-poor parents

If daily parenting duties already require a marathon effort, training to compete in a real one can seem out of reach. But these training tips for the… read more

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Chris Pavey 20 Apr 16 Be active
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First day of childcare: What you need to know

A child’s first day at day care can be daunting for both child and parent. Father of three, Chris Pavey, offers some tips that helped him.

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Chris Pavey 16 Mar 16 Raising children
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Helping your toddler be sun smart

If encouraging your kids to put on sunscreen and wear a hat is a constant battle - you’re not alone. These tips may help your kids embrace the sun… read more

Chris Pavey
Chris Pavey 16 Feb 16 Raising children
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Five great running holidays

If you love to run and need a holiday why not combine the two? A ‘runcation’ is a great way to explore the world while keeping fit.

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Chris Pavey 03 Feb 16 Be active
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IVF: A journey of emotions as much as science

For some couples IVF can be a solution to infertility, but it can also be their relationship’s greatest challenge. Chris Pavey has experienced this… read more

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Chris Pavey 02 Feb 16 Pregnancy
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Supporting your partner through fertility issues

It’s a cruel irony to worry about falling pregnant in the early days of a relationship, only to struggle with fertility later on. Chris Pavey and his… read more

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Chris Pavey 26 Dec 15 Parental health
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Supporting a friend struggling with fertility issues

If you’ve been lucky enough to conceive easily, it can be difficult knowing how to talk to friends experiencing fertility issues. Here are some tips… read more

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Chris Pavey 24 Dec 15 Pregnancy
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The baby milestones no one tells you about

Father of three Chris Pavey shares some of the weird and wonderful baby milestones he never knew were so significant.

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Chris Pavey 08 Dec 15 Babies
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Pregnant with children: how men can take the pressure off

Father of three Chris Pavey shares his tips to help your partner through a second pregnancy while caring for a toddler.

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Chris Pavey 02 Dec 15 Pregnancy
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Four tips for introducing your child to Santa

Meeting ‘Santa’ is supposed to be a magical moment, but for some kids greeting a big bearded stranger can be scary. Here are some tips to help avoid… read more

Chris Pavey
Chris Pavey 01 Dec 15 Raising children

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