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Jon Brooks writes at Comfort Pit, where he combines behavioural science with case-studies from history to help you master your habits, get motivation to lose weight, and tons more. For fresh ideas on how to live a healthy life — both mentally and physically — join his free newsletter. Or, download his 28-page guide called Positive Psychology: The Greatest Hits.
19 11, 2014

6 Scientific Reasons Mindfulness Meditation Will Transform Your Life

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 19th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Scientific Reasons Mindfulness Meditation Will Transform Your Life

The word 'meditation' often elicits aversive reactions in the minds of the non-spiritual. To them, the word conjures up images of praying monks in brightly coloured robes and hippies smoking marijuana rambling about enlightenment. The act of mindfulness meditation, however, has nothing to do with religion or spirituality. I’m a [...]

14 11, 2014

The 6 Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies And How To Correct Them

By |2020-04-06T16:17:22-05:00November 14th, 2014|Healthy Foods, Supplements|Comments Off on The 6 Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies And How To Correct Them

The vitamin and supplement industry turns over billions of dollars each year. Some are claimed to alleviate minor symptoms like achy joints, others are promoted as life-extenders or cancer curers. Even sensible people who want to avoid basic deficients often take multivitamins. The problems with multivitamins, however, are fourfold: Foods are [...]

22 10, 2014

6 Superhuman Benefits Omega 3 Fish Oil You Need To Know

By |2020-04-06T16:30:58-05:00October 22nd, 2014|Supplements|Comments Off on 6 Superhuman Benefits Omega 3 Fish Oil You Need To Know

Omega 3 fish oil has had lots of attention in the media of late. In one recent scaremongering media frenzy, they said it caused prostate cancer. This is a shame. The evidence for this claim has since been shown to be faulty, but that part of the story didn't get [...]

20 10, 2014

8 Easy Tricks To Combat Cravings On A Diet

By |2020-04-06T16:02:49-05:00October 20th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 8 Easy Tricks To Combat Cravings On A Diet

You decide you want to lose weight. You buy new trainers, water bottles and join a gym. You throw out all the junk food in your house and start a new dietary regimen of clean eating. You keep up your new lifestyle for three weeks. You feel much better, look [...]

19 10, 2014

7 Wacky Weight Loss Lies The Media Keeps Telling

By |2020-04-06T16:02:49-05:00October 19th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 7 Wacky Weight Loss Lies The Media Keeps Telling

The weight loss industry turns over billions each year. It's continuing to grow with help from popular fitness apps, like Apple's forthcoming iWatch. We all sort of know in the back of our minds what a healthy lifestyle looks like, but we're constantly distracted by the media who publish contradictory advice every [...]

16 10, 2014

The 8 Most Underrated Fat Loss Foods

By |2020-04-06T15:45:42-05:00October 16th, 2014|Healthy Foods|Comments Off on The 8 Most Underrated Fat Loss Foods

Anyone who's familiar with the term 'clean eating' or 'paleo' will also be familiar with the term 'superfood'. Ask any clean eating fitness enthusiast what to fill your fridge with and they'll undoubtedly list foods such as: blueberries, oats, spinach, broccoli, kidney beans, sweet potatoes, kale, and so on. What [...]

15 10, 2014

7 Ways To Burn More Calories Without Exercising

By |2020-04-06T15:52:17-05:00October 15th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 7 Ways To Burn More Calories Without Exercising

Losing weight is simply a matter of expending more calories than you consume. Most people go about shedding the pounds through a dietary calorie deficit coupled with activities like running and cycling. There is however, another known mechanism of burning calories without eating less or going to the gym. It's [...]

13 10, 2014

The 7 Most Common Fat Loss Mistakes Everyone Makes

By |2020-04-06T16:02:50-05:00October 13th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The 7 Most Common Fat Loss Mistakes Everyone Makes

Everyone, at some point in their lives, will want to lose weight. For some it might be for reasons as trivial as looking better in their wedding photos — for others, a health crisis at the end of a lifetime of dietary indulgence. The health industry is growing by the billions each [...]