Tagged: “health”

Physical activity: how much is enough & why it matters

Simply being physically active on a regular basis is one of the most effective ways you can achieve great cardiovascular health. Your heart will become stronger, your circulation will develop, your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose control will all improve and you will probably feel less stressed. That’s a pretty powerful health package, and it doesn’t […]

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Healthy eating: Changing your eating habits

The food you eat can affect your health and your risk for certain diseases. To eat healthier food, you may need to change some of your daily habits. You also may need to change some things in your environment. Your environment includes everything around you, like your home or the place you work. You don’t […]

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10 foods to boost your brainpower

By Jo Lewin – Nutritional therapist Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy?   1. Opt for wholegrains Like everything else in your body, the […]

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Stand Right: Standing Desk DIY

By J.H. Fearless Do Away with the Chair and Get Standing “I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it, and one is the feeling that I haven’t just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.”—William F. Buckley, Jr. Want to reinvent your workspace with something greener, more ergonomic, […]

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10 tips to make your New Year’s resolution a success

Most of us will make a New Year’s resolution – maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or drink less – but only one in 10 of us will achieve our goal. Psychologists have found we’re more likely to succeed if we break our resolution into smaller goals that are specific, measurable and time-based. Professor Richard […]

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(Only) Two rules for a good diet

By Mark Bittman SAN FRANCISCO — To a large extent, you can fix the food system in your world today. Three entities are involved in creating our food choices: business (everything from farmers to PepsiCo), government (elected and appointed officials and their respective organizations) and the one with the greatest leverage, the one that you […]

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Sweet enough already?

Peter Wootton-Beard, Oxford Brookes University Are sugar-sweetened soft drinks making us fatter? Several recent high-profile reports have suggested that drinks that contain sugar contribute towards being overweight or obese [1, 2].  Our own National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) showed that 52% of us consumed carbonated soft drinks (not low calorie) and 22% of us […]

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Really? Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach

By Anahad O’Connor The facts: Most people know the age-old diet advice about grocery shopping when you are hungry: You are more likely to buy fattening, unhealthy foods. So avoid it. But the weight loss maxims found in diet books do not always hold up in the real world. So two researchers at Cornell University […]

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The Mediterranean diet could help reverse metabolic syndrome

The Mediterranean diet along with supplemental extra-virgin olive oil and nuts could help reverse metabolic syndrome, Spanish researchers say in a study that was published Tuesday. Some 25% of adults suffer from metabolic syndrome, which increases their risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. The disease itself is the result of a combination of at […]

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