The Optimum Inner Game for a Big Game
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Post No.: 0597   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many athletes think and worry so much about an upcoming big game in the days leading up to it that, by the time that game arrives, they’re mentally exhausted from playing and replaying … Read More

Epigenetics and Gene Expression
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Post No.: 0589   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Research in epigenetics – which concerns how environmental influences, individual life experiences and age can activate/inhibit the expression of our genes – reveals how our upbringings and lifestyles can influence gene expression, which … Read More

Allergies, Autoimmunity and the Immune System
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Post No.: 0579   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A common misconception concerning allergies is that the immune system is too weak – but the problem during an allergic reaction is that the immune system is being hypersensitive and is unnecessarily reacting … Read More

Conquering Fussy Eating Habits
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Post No.: 0573   Furrywisepuppy says:   Fussy eating is quite normal for young children – the peak age is 3 years old but most children will grow out of the neophobia (in this context, the fear of trying new … Read More

It’s Not the Equipment You Have But Whether You Use It!
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Post No.: 0539   Furrywisepuppy says:   In order for consumers to make fully-informed and truthfully-informed decisions, they need perfect information. A lack of perfect information is one reason put forward why consumers often make sub-optimal decisions for themselves, and … Read More

Why Don’t You Come on Over Calories?
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Post No.: 0534   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A calorie is a calorie, at least when talking about energy. Carbohydrate and protein contain ~4 Calories/gram, alcohol contains ~7 Calories/gram, and fat contains ~9 Calories/gram. Note that one Calorie or Cal (uppercase … Read More

Focus, Flow, Ego, Preparation, the Process and Control
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Post No.: 0518   Furrywisepuppy says:   Generally, everyone is focused when awake – but on what?! Focus can be narrow or broad, internal or external, or on the past, present or future. The television might be one’s intended focus … Read More

Dreams and Their Interpretations
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Post No.: 0508   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Furrywisepuppy has been discussing dreams and nightmares and I want to say some things about them too…   We’ve all naturally tried to understand what the content of our dreams mean, what they … Read More

Freaky, Bizarre and Scary Nightmares
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Post No.: 0494   Furrywisepuppy says:   Dreams frequently seem bizarre and like utter nonsense, but when you wake people up through the night in laboratory experiments – as in wake them up fully whenever they’re exhibiting REM sleep brainwave … Read More

Having Too Much (Food) on Your Plate
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Post No.: 0469   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many scientific experiments over the years have investigated what can affect how much we eat. Here are a few of the findings…   A simple thing like using smaller crockery can help us … Read More

Eating with our Eyes First and Stomachs Second
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Post No.: 0465   Furrywisepuppy says:   Lots of people will have made New Year’s resolutions about living more healthily after the indulgences of the festive season.   For parties and celebrations, we tend to lay out a varied spread … Read More

Coaching Players with Athlete-Centred Coaching
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Post No.: 0434   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Coach-centred coaching’ is when the coach makes all of the decisions and gives instructions, while the players are passive in the coaching process.   ‘Athlete-centred coaching’ is when the coach involves the players … Read More

A Million Dreams is All it’s Gonna Taaake!
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Post No.: 0427   Furrywisepuppy says:   Why do we have dreams when we sleep? There’s currently still no definitive answer as to why but some hypotheses include memory processing, it’s just an extension of our thoughts during the waking … Read More

Crash and Fad Diets, and Yoyo Dieting
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Post No.: 0406   Furrywisepuppy says:   A huge variety of crash or fad diets will work to reduce one’s weight because there are limitless ways to reduce one’s calorie intake, for which a common way with such diets is … Read More

The Stages of Sleep, and the Benefits of a Nap
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Post No.: 0390   Furrywisepuppy says:   Ever wondered what’s actually happening when you’re sleeping? It’s a more active process than you may realise…   When we sleep, we go through roughly 90-minute (60-100-minute) sleep cycles. The stages of sleep … Read More

The Best Way to Coach the Mental Game
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Post No.: 0377   Furrywisepuppy says:   Mental toughness or strength is arguably about having the ability to stay focused despite feeling a million other emotions and physiological symptoms. It’s the ability to own any feelings and thoughts you have … Read More

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

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