29 September 2017 - How your Personality affects your Diet

Your personality may be to blame for your bad eating habits, with food personality types and trends found to have a huge influence on how people diet and gain weight. After researching more than 90,000 Australian adults, the CSIRO identified five main diet-related personality types and a number of food personality trends existing across generations. While your personality is not the only thing that influences your eating habits, knowing how you relate to food is crucial if you want to set up realistic diet and exercise routines.

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26 September 2017 - Fit Body = Fit Brain

Having a fitter and firmer body has been linked to a fitter and more active brain, with aerobically fit individuals found to have a better memory in a joint study recently published in NeuroImage. In this ground-breaking study, scientists from the University of Illinois and across the United States used magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) to find correlations between physical health and a more elastic hippocampus. As it turns out, a healthy hippocampus functions much like a healthy body, with a firm and elastic shape associated with increased performance in a range of memory tests.

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21 September 2017 - Can you Exercise Too Much

Everyone knows about the benefits of exercise, with regular workouts helping you to look good, feel great, and increase your productivity. According to recent studies, however, you can have too much of a good thing, with excessive exercise linked to injury, sickness, and mood disturbances among other problems. Let's take a look at the dangers of too much exercise, including some of the common warning signs that you're working out too much.

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04 September 2017 - Does Moderate Drinking Cause Harm

Excessive alcohol consumption has been associated with a wide range of negative health outcomes, from the physical effects of liver disease through to brain damage and depression. While everyone is aware of the dangers of heavy drinking, the truth about moderate drinking can be much harder to discern. Can one or two drinks at the end of the day really be OK, or is the idea that low-level drinking is good for your health actually a myth? 

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