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Interoception – Is Mental Health Really All in Your Head?

Modern science almost exclusively associates mental health with the brain. While this is certainly true to an extent, it doesn’t quite tell the whole story. New research into interoception indicates that the rest of the body may also have a significant part to play with what’s going on inside our heads – we explain more in this post.

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How to Improve Your Work Life Balance – a Three-Step Plan

Do you want to know how to improve your work life balance? In this post, we go through a simple three-step plan to help you get more out of life and work.
The exercise can radically change your perception of how to organise your life, ultimately allowing more enjoyment in and outside of work.

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The Importance of Work Life Balance

It’s clear that work is an integral part of everyday life for most people. As well as helping to pay for our basic needs, an enjoyable job can create a sense of purpose and satisfaction – boosting our mental and physical health.

But modern life can also make it hard to maintain a healthy work life balance. The pull of a heavy workload can distract us from enjoying areas of our lives that are needed to be truly healthy and fulfilled.

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Epigenetics may have the answer to epidemics such as diabetes

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes – Modern Epidemics and Epigenetics

The prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Susceptibility to these conditions is passed down from parents to children; however, the rate of increase is so great that it can’t be explained by genealogy alone. So, what’s going on? Epigenetics may have the answer – we explain why in this post.

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An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

The claimed benefits include weight loss, reversal of metabolic disorders and even extended life expectancy. Meanwhile, critics warn that it can be a gateway to eating disorders. So, what is the truth behind intermittent fasting? We take a balanced look in this post.

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Cooperating for Global Health?

Wherever we look, it is strikingly clear that life involves cooperation. Research involving children as young as six-years of age has shown them to spontaneously find ways to collaborate in order to share a limited resource. In today’s article we look at new economic models that build a healthier future by harnessing the sprit of cooperation, instead of rewarding competition.

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In Defence of Normality

As the wave of opinions about Covid-19 continues to rise it’s easy to drown in theories and solutions. In today’s article we go back to basics and remember that a balanced immune system is vital during all phases of our life, not only during a crisis.

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Feeling confused? Try Tending to Your Attention

The volume of news and online media is expanding faster than ever, yet the amount of attention each of us has to offer in any one day stays the same. Too much time spent responding to signals from the outside world can distract us from developing what scientists call ‘interoceptive awareness’: the ability to sense what’s going on in our body.

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