In neuroscience, food is something we call a “natural reward.” In order for us to survive as a species, things like eating, having sex and nurturing others must be pleasurable to the brain so that these behaviours are reinforced and repeated.
Can those crash diets be just as good? Conventional wisdom says that losing weight slowly over time is more likely to result in a healthier long term outcome - but a new Australian study is bucking that concept for lack of evidence.
With 7 weeks till Christmas, there's still time to lose 10-12 pounds
Today is a new day. It doesn’t matter if it is 07.00 or 7pm, we can make a commitment to become the fantastic person we are at any time. You know you are fantastic already. You know you are a warm, lovable amazing person but sometimes the voice in your head tells you lots of negative stuff. We’ve got to ignore that nasty, hurtful voice. We’ve got to love ourselves more.
When we do love ourselves we will treat ourselves right, we will want to do the very best for us.
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How much we eat is a factor of many different factors including how hungry we are, how palatable food is, how much ‘reward’ we get from food and social sett
Good advice here - and with Christmas coming up we need to make sure we aren't so hungry when we go out for Christmas Parties that we head for thr junk food. Eat a small meal/ 25g of almonds before you go to hlep avoid temptation. An egg or chicken would work too.
Richard Wiseman first became interested in the science of sleep when he began to experience night terrors over the course of two months. Once a week, he met with the devil in his bedroom, and so resolved to speak with sleep experts about the visits. It was then that he decided he wanted to investigate what happens during our mysterious eight hours each night.
The eating habits of millions of Britons were usurped this week when health experts announced that we should be eating more than the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. But do we really need to double our intake?
Becoming physically active in middle age, even if someone has been sedentary for years, substantially reduces the likelihood that he or she will become seriously ill or physically disabled in retirement, new research shows.
Great article, its the little bits of exercise that can make a difference
I once invented my own New Year diet. I might have made a million if I had gone for it full pelt, worked it into a book and sprinkled it with the all-important celebrity stardust. But I lacked the application – and the celebrity friends.
Researchers at Flinders University, in Adelaide, and the University of South Australia, found a high-intensity workout results in the same amount of fat loss as two hours of moderate-intensity exercise, such as walking.
I don't agree entirely, as for older and/or unfit people walking is just as good as long as you walk at a brisk pace, you want to be slightly out of breath.
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