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- Why The Science Of Salt And Health Can Be Unsavoury
- Hypoxi Australia Tested: Losing Weight As A Sweaty Vacunaut
- What To Do When You Feel Too Embarrassed To Exercise
- How To Be More Interesting When Meeting New People
- How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health
- Should You Swipe Right For Friends On Tinder?
A new study has shown that travelling to work via public transport is healthier than using your car — at least when it comes to your waistline. On average, people who drive to work tend to be around 3kg heavier than those whose commute is more active. In other words, that five-minute walk to the bus stop really does make a difference.
Depression is something that affects all of us at some point and understanding what’s going on in the body is useful to explain depression as a whole. The folks at AsapSCIENCE break it down.
When we get stressed, we tense our muscles. Our neck, shoulders and back all feel tight. One way to release that tension is an exercise that involves sticking out your tongue. Entrepreneur contributor Arthur Joseph has an exercise (that you’ll probably want to do in private) to help you loosen up a bit.
This week, the New England Journal of Medicine published three papers about the effects of salt consumption on health. Their apparently contradictory findings have served to further fuel an unwarranted debate about the harms, or otherwise, of excessive dietary salt.
Most parents realise their dieting habits can have an adverse affect on the development of their baby. However, it turns out that environmental factors prior to conception have more influence on a child’s future than previously thought. Your lifestyle choices can greatly influence your offspring’s genes and impact their long term health — before they even exist.
I’ve lived something of a double life over the last 4 or so weeks. By all appearances, I’ve ducked out to the gym at lunch as I sometimes do. But that’s not entirely true. I’ve actually been hitting the treadmill wearing a semi-airtight wetsuit attached to a series of tubes forcing positive and negative air pressure around my stomach and love handles. This is Hypoxi weight loss and it actually works. This is my sweaty story.
I’ve been thinking about self-esteem lately, and how you can never have too much of it (or so I thought). I wanted to find out more about how self-esteem works and how to give it a boost when it’s running low. I was surprised to find that self-esteem isn’t as straight-forward as I’d thought — what matters more is self-compassion.
Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst flu seasons in recent memory. There are consequently lots of kids at home with the sniffles — and the level of germ-awareness at their school appears to make little difference. According to a new scientific study, providing alcohol-based hand sanitisers in classrooms does not reduce school absences in children.
You need about seven hours of sleep to be productive. You can increase the chances of getting those by sleeping in a bedroom that is coloured blue, yellow, green, silver or orange.