Tag: healthy habits

Park It

by Volume 15, Number 5 Anecdotally, most people would say that going to a park is typically a pleasant experience. The fact that urban areas continue to prioritize having green spaces with trees and other vegetation, even in locations where…

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…