Tag: healthy habits

Veggies First

by Volume 14, Number 11 According to the Mann Lab at the University of Minnesota, the human body is not a proponent of weight loss. Restrictive dieting will result in preoccupation with food, and more pleasure with food consumption. Hormonal…

Judging “Truth”

by Volume 13, Number 10 There are many health-related topics where people decide for themselves what is true, and subsequently behave accordingly. Among these are decisions about immunizations, use of prescription medications versus “natural” products, what constitutes a “healthy” diet,…

Re-silience

by Volume 12, Number 11 The Latin origin of the term “resilience” is “re-“ (back, again) and “salire” (to jump, leap). Hence, the term means to re-bound, or to jump again. With respect to health, and particularly to health behavior,…

Habit

by Volume 11, Number 5 The benefits of a healthy lifestyle accrue over time, as behaviors that promote health are repeated day after day for years. On the other hand, the “rewards” for behaviors that are not necessarily health-promoting are…