To Change a Habit, Get Extreme. Progressively I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, “You teach how to create habits, but that’s not my problem. I’m fat!” The frustration in … Continue reading Breaking habits
The Two Most Mysterious Words in Modern Shopping My face wash goes by many names. About a decade ago, I started using a product under the brand name Cetaphil because, as best as I can remember, a dermatologist recommended it … Continue reading Brand labelling
How to Be Sober I was enrolled in a small private college in Providence, Rhode Island, where I’d lived in a dorm until the night I squeezed my mattress out through a small window and moved it into a tiny … Continue reading Healthy living
The Message of Measles One day in the early sixties, Saul Zucker, a pediatrician and anesthesiologist in the Bronx, was treating the child of a New York assemblyman named Alexander Chananau. Amid the stethoscoping and reflex-hammering of a routine checkup, … Continue reading Is disease a state of mind?
UK’s first supermarket designed by public health experts launches in Central London How to properly tackle obesity? Let public health experts design supermarkets. That’s the message of a recent report released by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and … Continue reading Health on the Shelf
Public Health Experts Pinpoint Which Type of Nature Is Best for the Brain Right now, 55 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, that percentage is expected to grow to 68 percent, a forecast that presents … Continue reading Green is not always the same
A Potential Hidden Factor in Why People Have So Much Trouble Losing Weight The American conventional wisdom about weight loss is simple: A calorie deficit is all that’s required to drop excess pounds, and moderating future calorie consumption is all … Continue reading Biology more than willpower