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5 Ways To Encourage Better Body Image Within Your Family

They say children are like sponges and imitate what their parents do and say. This can be cute but it can also become a problem, especially if what they are imitating is body-shaming and negative self-talk about food. This is not effective and can often cause negative side-effects for your children and family. But it doesn't have [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:17+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Teach Your Teen About Body Positivity

“Body positivity” is one of today’s biggest buzzwords. Magazines are filled with photos of impossibly beautiful women and unrealistically handsome men. Their skin, hair, eyes and smiles are perfect. The women are all whipcord thin but somehow manage to have a generous bust and a perky rear end. The men all have lean bodies with [...]

By |2018-02-05T10:36:22+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

3 Lessons About Happiness Learned From The Biggest Ever Study Into Adulthood 

Lifehack A Harvard scientist has rejected the idea wealth, fame and success can make for a “good life” – and instead argued that strong relationships are what make people happy and healthy. Robert Waldinger, clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is the fourth director of a 77-year-long Study of Adult Development. The study [...]

By |2016-02-22T13:19:10+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What Is The Gut Microbiota And How Does It Affect Mind And Body?

Stock Photo The human gastrointestinal tract harbours trillions of microorganisms, consisting of up to 1,000 or so different bacterial species. These bacteria, known collectively as the gut microbiota, perform a number of vital functions in our body. They defend against pathogens, aid in digestion and nutrient absorption, produce vitamins (K and B), and [...]

Why We Need to Learn How to Relax

iStockphoto Are you feeling tired and stressed but don’t have enough time to relax? Are you a stress athlete? Are your students or clients exhibiting characteristics of being anxious and/or tired? When we are stressed or anxious our autonomic nervous system is activated into fight, flight or freeze, triggering the sympathetic nervous system and a cascade [...]

Exercise can alter your DNA, study claims

Although inherited DNA genes cannot be changed, the way that genes express themselves can be altered by individual actions, it is said. A work out can positively affect the way cells interact with fat stored in the body, a new study published in the journal PLOS Genetics found. The genes have attached 'methyl groups' which [...]