Whether it’s warm bowls of pasta or toasting marshmallows by the fire, we all seem to gravitate toward our favourite comfort foods more during the cooler months of winter. But why? And, is there a way to avoid this to prevent the dreaded winter weight gain?
Clinical psychologist Deanna Pitchford looks at the latest research about sleeping. The facts are it’s incredibly important to get enough sleep.
More than 60% of people in the Western world lack adequate dietary fibre in their meals, which leads to multiple chronic conditions. Particularly vulnerable to inadequate fibre intake are children, older adults, people trying to lose weight, those on restricted grain or low gluten diets, or folks who eat out frequently.
It’s so easy to forget about your healthy diet over Easter. But we’re here to help you stay on track with your health goals, despite the temptations the Easter Bunny has in store this year.
‘We find strong evidence that retirement improves both health and life satisfaction.’ That’s the finding of a US study of 6,000 people who had worked for at least 20 years before reaching retirement age. It found that these retirees immediately felt more satisfied with life right after they retired.
Laughter is good for us. It has been suggested that adults only laugh 12-15 times a day while children laugh from 200 to 400 times. The message for those of us in the retirement zone (preparing for or in retirement) is: laugh more.
Some foods you see in the supermarket may not be what they seem. Marketing, these days, can be misleading with some food claims seeming too good to be true!
The book title, How Not to Die! is intended to catch your attention. Its brick-like size says it’s serious—more than 500 pages, about 130 of them listing references.
Perhaps Popeye had the right idea about eating spinach for strength! This often underrated leafy green veggie has some impressive health benefits. So much so, that we could all take a leaf (pun intended!) out of Popeye’s book.