To Lose Weight, Improve Your Diet More Than Exercise
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Post No.: 0367   Fluffystealthkitten says:   If your goal is to lose weight then improving your diet and cutting down on calories should be your primary strategy. Exercising or being more physically active is still crucial for one’s health … Read More

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) and Tidy
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Post No.: 0358   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis’ (NEAT) is about your metabolism when doing activities that we wouldn’t normally or formally call sports or exercise. This includes walking to the shops, looking after young children or doing … Read More

How to Have a Good Bedtime
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Post No.: 0350   Furrywisepuppy says:   During the day – if you have naps during the daytime then don’t over-nap. Busy the mind during the day too – stimulate your brain, see new sights, learn new things!   Regularly … Read More

Raising Kids with Active and Healthy Habits for Life
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Post No.: 0336   Furrywisepuppy says:   Children are born with relatively open minds, are highly inquisitive and are not ‘set in their ways’ yet, and so they should be raised to be aware that there are a lot of … Read More

I Gets No Sleep (Insomnia)
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Post No.: 0329   Furrywisepuppy says:   Your ‘sleep onset latency’ is the length of time it takes for you to fall asleep from the moment you tuck into bed and switch off the lights. A time of around 15-20 … Read More

The Benefits of Exercise are Hardly Just Physical
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Post No.: 0325   Furrywisepuppy says:   Keeping regularly active and physically fit is not only good for a child’s physical health but is also good for their concentration and academic performance at school. Active kids tend to be more … Read More

Skipping Meals and Fasting
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Post No.: 0320   Furrywisepuppy says:   Although you will lose weight if you skip meals and if you ultimately reduce your total daily calorific intake, and if your physical energy expenditure levels remain the same or increase – skipping … Read More

A Tough Body for a Tough Mind
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Post No.: 0306   Furrywisepuppy says:   Different types of pain bring different or unique challenges. The pain of rejection is not qualitatively the same as the pain of getting cut, even if the signals in the brain may be … Read More

This Rising Obesity Epidemic is Preventable
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Post No.: 0278   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Invest in health and health will come. (This is apparently statistically true in economics.) No matter if we’re personally financially rich or poor or anything else in life – if one vital thing … Read More

Additives, Preservatives and Food Regulations
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Post No.: 0269   Furrywisepuppy says:   In Europe, there are concerns of ‘E numbers’ regarding food additives. But the ‘E’ prefix just stands for ‘Europe’ and signifies that the European Food Safety Authority has assessed the additive as safe … Read More

Pride in One’s Sports Team While Being Unfit Oneself!
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Post No.: 0255   Furrywisepuppy says:   You could say that this follows on from Post No.: 0249 about the psychology of basking in reflected glory…   I personally find that basking in reflected glory is problematic in sport when … Read More

Hormones and Their Effects on Appetite
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Post No.: 0242   Furrywisepuppy says:   The hormone ghrelin signals hunger when the stomach is empty. Peptide YY (PYY) conversely signals satiety in the stomach. Insulin is arguably the hormone that is most responsible for the body’s ability to … Read More

Pain is All in the Mind, But is Still Real
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Post No.: 0226   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Pain is an alarm signal telling us that something is not right or is potentially about to be not right. For example, we feel pain after we get cut and bleed or after … Read More

How Much Sleep Do You Need to Function Optimally?
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Post No.: 0219   Furrywisepuppy says:   Age plays a key role in how much sleep is optimal for us and when we tend to sleep and wake up. Babies sleep for ~16 hours per day, with lots of randomly-timed … Read More

Young Athletes Entering Sports Competitively
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Post No.: 0201   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s vitally important to get children doing the right – as in healthy, safe and productive – habits and practices right from the very start because the good and bad habits we build … Read More

Get Back in the Groove After a Back Injury
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Post No.: 0190   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you suffer from chronic back pain or osteoarthritis then you should definitely do at least some regular exercise – ‘if you don’t use it then you’ll lose it!’ The cure for a … Read More

You Can Stick Your Detox Back in the Box
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Post No.: 0184   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many blogs on the Internet promote pseudoscientific remedies and health fads but I hope you realise by now that this is no ordinary blog because Fluffystealthkitten and I care about the hard science … Read More

Natural is Best, Poo is Natural, Poo is Best!
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Post No.: 0176   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A lot of people hold dearly onto the over-generalised belief that ‘natural is always best’ for our health and that anything that isn’t considered natural is bad or at least cannot be as … Read More

Exercising for Real-World ‘Go’ Rather than ‘Show’
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Post No.: 0171   Furrywisepuppy says:   Bodies can physically appear in many different ways and still be physically fit. For example, a top triathlete will look very different to a top weightlifter, yet both can be incredibly fit in … Read More

Fad Diets, ‘Superfoods’ and Health Food Trends
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Post No.: 0152   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A problem in health education right now is that many people currently seem to take their influence and education from social media influencers, brand ambassadors and advocates who are not sufficiently educated or … Read More

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