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Simple mental tricks for improving motivation and making change easy | Dr Briffa's Blog - A Good Look at Good Health

Simple mental tricks for improving motivation and making change easy | Dr Briffa's Blog - A Good Look at Good Health | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Most individuals believe that physical activity is beneficial, but many at the same time may find themselves leading quite sedentary lives.
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The Baker, The Free Food Fiend, The Food Bully: Which Workplace Diet Saboteur Is Your Biggest Weakness?

The Baker, The Free Food Fiend, The Food Bully: Which Workplace Diet Saboteur Is Your Biggest Weakness? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
"We didn't take the M&M's away.We just made them a little more difficult to get to."...
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Healthier School Lunches Face Student Rejection

Healthier School Lunches Face Student Rejection | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Students get more fruits and vegetables under new nutritional requirements for public school lunches, but many children just toss them away.
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Beyond Chocolate Top 5 alternatives to the little black dress diet | Beyond Chocolate

Beyond Chocolate Top 5 alternatives to the little black dress diet | Beyond Chocolate | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
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What Just 20 Minutes Of Exercise Can Do

What Just 20 Minutes Of Exercise Can Do | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
I find myself tempted to propose a pledge we all take: the 20 minute pledge. There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Of that total, 20 minutes represents less than 1.4 percent.
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Craving chocolate? Activity in certain brain area might be why.

Craving chocolate? Activity in certain brain area might be why. | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a brain area that helps control your desire to eat sweet, hyper-palatable foods like chocolate.
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Sporting skill improved by just a simple squeeze | Dr Briffa's Blog - A Good Look at Good Health

Sporting skill improved by just a simple squeeze | Dr Briffa's Blog - A Good Look at Good Health | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
I very occasionally play golf but I’m rubbish at it really.
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The Truth About Which Diets Work the Best

The Truth About Which Diets Work the Best | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Diets. They’re what everyone buys and tries when they want to lose weight.

Atkins. South Beach. Paleo. The Zone. Raw food. Weight Watchers. Jenny Craig.
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Your Body Composition – How You Became You

Your Body Composition – How You Became You | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
You've probably heard the term body composition used in the fitness and diet world many many times, but do you fully understand what body composition means?
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Mindfulness: helping employees to deal with stress - 9/3/2012 - Personnel Today

Mindfulness: helping employees to deal with stress - 9/3/2012 - Personnel Today | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it

Occupational health teams should be encouraged to get behind the concept of mindfulness, an alternative approach to helping staff cope with pressure experienced in the workplace, says Suzy Bashford.

 

The UK's first Mindfulness at Work conference, organised by Mindfulnet, took place in February this year. The message from the event was that mindfulness, a meditation-based approach to stress management, can provide an antidote to the relentless pressure and information overload that exists in many UK businesses. It can also help employees thrive under stress and relate better to colleagues or clients.

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Why We Get Fat – Interview With Gary Taubes

Why We Get Fat – Interview With Gary Taubes | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Why do we get fat -- and what should we do about it? Conventional wisdom says eat less, move more. The problem is that this advice rarely works very well. Science writer Gary Taubes has spent the last decade finding a better answer.
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High-carb diet is linked to early Alzheimer's | firstcoastnews.com

High-carb diet is linked to early Alzheimer's | firstcoastnews.com | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it

Older people who load up their plates with carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a study out Tuesday finds.

 

Sugars also played a role in the  development of MCI, often a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, according to the report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Eating more proteins and fats offer some protection from MCI.

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Exercise powers older adults to long, healthy lives - The Buffalo News

Exercise powers older adults to long, healthy lives - The Buffalo News | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Rose Kashuba glided along sprightly, mimicking the motion of cross-country skiing on an exercise machine called the elliptical.
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Do you get enough sleep? | Fat to Fantastic

Do you get enough sleep? | Fat to Fantastic | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Get enough sleep

Most of us don’t get enough sleep, putting our bodies under stress. Ideally we should sleep for 9-10 hours a day and we should move into the deep sleep pattern roughly 90 minutes after getting into bed.  This is when our body diverts blood away from the brain and into our muscles and glands. The adrenal glands in particular are working hard during this time whilst our gall bladder dumps toxins. The earlier we get to sleep the better for muscle recovery and overall physical well being and it helps with weight loss.

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The power of walking: little steps, big reward

The power of walking: little steps, big reward | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
If it seems as if more people are hoofing it for their health, it's true. More than 145 million Americans count walking as part of their physical activity, according to a report last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Work, Exercise, And Your Well-Being | Tony and Kris Official Website

Work, Exercise, And Your Well-Being | Tony and Kris Official Website | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it

We already know that working out can have serious benefits at work — studies show it boosts mid-day productivity and can help a mean boss chill out, for instance — and now here’s one more to add to the list. A recent study from the Journal of Applied Psychology suggests that a midday sweat may help you to combat on-the-clock stress

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Bread – the staff of life or the stuff of nightmares? | Dr Briffa's Blog - A Good Look at Good Health

Bread – the staff of life or the stuff of nightmares? | Dr Briffa's Blog - A Good Look at Good Health | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
I was away for most of this week and, as a result, this on-line article (and several similar ones) passed me by.
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The Dangers of Chewing Gum

The Dangers of Chewing Gum | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it

Originally, chewing gum was made from tree sap but today's commercial brands are loaded with harmful ingredients and chemicals.


The modern day chewing gums are made of four major ingredients including synthetic rubber, plastic, sugar, and coloring (dye). Modern day gums are produced from synthetic polymers such as styrene-butadiene rubbers and polyvinyl acetate. The final product is composed of 60% sugar, 20% corn syrup, and only 20% actual gum material.


Read more: http://dherbs.com/articles/dangers-of-chewing-gum-244.html#ixzz26Fq5ytcM

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Your health: Helpful guidelines for eating out

Your health: Helpful guidelines for eating out | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Learn how to eat your best when restaurants are your only option. If you are on a gluten-free diet, use a website to check which restaurants have menu options for you.
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Fish oil may double benefits of exercise for elderly - Telegraph

Fish oil may double benefits of exercise for elderly - Telegraph | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Eating a portion of oily fish such as salmon or mackerel three times a week could help to protect the muscles from deterioration in old age by doubling the benefits of exercise, experts claim.
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Never mind the fat. It's being fit that matters

Never mind the fat. It's being fit that matters | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
It is OK to be fat – so long as you are fit, according to a study. How many inches you measure round your waist may matter less than how often you visit the gym or play football.
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Could the 'truth' about fat be rendered obsolete?

Could the 'truth' about fat be rendered obsolete? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it

REMEMBER when chips were deep-fried in lard? When suet gave puddings a silky  fullness and vegetables were served with lashings of butter?

 

For decades, health authorities have urged us to replace these ''bad'' animal  fats with the ''good'' fats found in vegetable oils, to avoid heart disease. But  some say such advice is killing us.

 

''There is no real evidence to show that saturated fats, found mainly in  animal fats, cause heart disease,'' says David Gillespie, author of the  polemical book Big Fat Lies.

 

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/could-the-truth-about-fat-be-rendered-obsolete-20120901-257gr.html#ixzz25U2urv1f

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