Exercise can help beat the binge – but forget the idea that you have to enjoy it

Exercise can help beat the binge – but forget the idea that you have to enjoy it

 I think Joanne Gerr is spot on in her post when she says: “Weight loss is an “inside job” — that is, individuals who desire to make a real change in their lives have to understand the emotional patterns behind eating behaviors to be able to make healthy choices that promote well being. Achieving weight loss and making peace with emotional eating has very little to do with food....

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Mindless eating is no fun

Mindless eating is no fun

I see that the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab are keeping up the good work of studying the psychology behind the way we eat. Their latest research suggests that we think that expensive food tastes better than less expensive food, even if it’s exactly the same. I find all of this stuff fascinating. I have long been a fan of Brian Wansink, the director of the Cornell Lab, and often quote...

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Bruised but not broken – thanks to vitamin D?

Bruised but not broken – thanks to vitamin D?

Yesterday I noted on Facebook that this article suggests that vitamin D can help you stay upright. I can only presume that poor Professor Mason was a bit flustered when she suggested that  there was ”overwhelming” evidence that adequate vitamin D with calcium was important in reducing falls as well as fractures. Well I have strong personal evidence that they don’t keep you on...

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Keep on working after 65 – but where?

Keep on working after 65 – but where?

The need for a higher retirement age appears to be irrefutable. In Australia the over-60s are growing in number at approximately four times the rate of other demographic groups. At current trends, by 2050 there will only be 2.7 working Australians for every citizen over 65. In the 1970s, the ratio was 7.5 workers for each older Australian*. We can’t just ignore the fact that there’s a lot...

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Daydream believers

Daydream believers

It’s become something of a cliché that people often have their best ideas in the shower. But, these days, the shower is one of the few places where your mind is free to wander – presuming you resist the lure of the waterproof radio, of course. Technology has made it so easy to be entertained or engaged every minute of the day that it’s practically the norm. But, as this this Guardian...

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