There aren’t many people who really like change. Perhaps if the change is something we choose willingly then we feel more positively about it than if it’s forced on us. It’s important to take this on board if you want to make changes to your behaviours that affect your health. In this article we’re going to talk about:
Changing your health behavior.
How change works.
How to make it work for you.
How to change willingly.
It takes a little practice and dedication, but it needn’t be difficult.
If you’re serious about taking charge of your health then this article will help you do that. It’s quite long, so:
Make a cup of tea and
take it slowly.
Bookmark it so you can come back and digest it over time.
In the 1980s and 90s it was low fat. In the 2000s it was low carb. Today it’s sugar. All the recent brain research indicates that it’s addictive in the same way that nicotine and alcohol can be, that it can trigger diabetes, may aggravate inflammatory diseases, and (as we already know) leads to obesity.
Nothing to love about sugar – except that we all do. Well, at the risk of seeing a bandwagon to jump on, here’s what happened when I tried going sugar-free. It’s the story of a lifestyle change. Continue reading →
There are a lot of health claims made for juicing, and a lot of hype. In this article we’re going to look at what The Mayo Clinic and MebMD have to say on the subject. Can you really believe the marketing hype about juicing for weight loss and health? Continue reading →
Here at Modern Health and Fitness, we bet you’ve read loads of articles with a title similar to this one. They might involve special pills, only drinking water, chanting in the bath…but here’s one that’s actually based in science – now there’s revolutionary thought!
Dr James Levine is a professor of medicine, hormone specialist and nutritionalist, as well as a research leader at the Mayo Clinic. He and his team have discovered the secret that divides the naturally slim from the overweight. We’re going to look at this secret (that was published in the professional journal Science in January 2005) in this article. Continue reading →
Losing weight can be tricky and frustrating. It goes well for a time and then grinds to a stop. In this article we’re going to look at reasons why you might not be losing weight and what you can do about them.
I am not one of those people who are naturally blessed with being slim. In fact I only have to look at a cake and I will put on a couple of pounds! OK, so I am exaggerating slightly, but there are many people like me who find it hard to lose weight, but one method I have found increasingly successful are meal replacement shakes for weight loss. I tend to use them as summer approaches as I want to look my best and have used meal replacement shakes for the last couple of years and they have always worked for me.
Cyberspace is utterly jam-packed with an astonishingly wide selection of products and services all made with the guarantee of great weight-loss success, and this is not even factoring in the tens of thousands of so called alternative or herbal solutions, but when you get down to business, the only thing that’s genuinely going to help you shed unwanted weight is to pick a method and stay with it over the long run.
Why should we eliminate processed foods from the body? Processed, refined and packaged foods are full of fats that are not good for the system. More than 6,000 chemicals, some of them with carcinogenic properties, are used in the food processing industry.
Many processed foods are produced by methods involving cooking foods over very high heat, thus compromising their nutritional value. The food additives and other ingredients are consumed and the human immune system tries to pull them away. If the task is too difficult, the immune system suffers so many health complications appear.