Can Shivering Help Burn Fat?

Would you ever put these three together in an equation? Feeling Cold + Shivering = Reducing White Adipose Tissue To understand how that works, let’s cover some basics about adipose (fat) tissue. The adipose tissue that we have in our bodies comes in two colours: white and brown. Each hold their own individual meaning. White adipose…

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Can You Change Your DNA to Look Younger?

Health Tips: Can you change your DNA to look younger

Can you change your DNA to look younger? Did you know that the expression of your genes is modifiable? The old notion that genes control your life has been replaced by new epigenetic discoveries. For example, when you put stem cells in a petri dish with the conditions that support muscle growth, the cells evolve…

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8 signs you’re addicted to food

8 signs you’re addicted to food I learned how to count calories when I was 11 years old. But that didn’t seem to stop me from polishing off a pack of chocolate coins back then. Or that big birthday cake followed by a pint of ice cream that nearly sent me to hospital. My sister…

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Chocolate: Good… or bad?

Chocolate: Good… or bad? It’s Easter Weekend and we’re surrounded by delicious chocolate eggs and bunnies. But then you think, is having some good or bad? Well, you’ll be surprised to hear me say this, but some forms of chocolate can actually be good for you. However, you first need to learn how to assess…

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Eat, fast and live longer? Interview with Professor Valter Longo

Eat, fast and live longer? Interview with Professor Valter Longo Professor Valter Longo is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on prolongation of lifespan and longevity. For over 20 years, he’s been studying the complex mechanisms which control aging. He’s been featured in Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole: Can we live forever?, Dr. Michael…

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What controls our food decisions?

What controls our food decisions? “I’ll start on Monday” you keep telling yourself. But then Monday comes… and what happens?  Nothing…… You keep doing the same things, in the same way you did last week. Your intention was there. On Tuesday morning, you have no idea why you didn’t follow through. Scientists tell us that…

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How to accomplish important things, no matter what

How to accomplish important things, no matter what We all have 24 hours in a day. But not all of us use this limited time effectively. Too many times we leave our health at the bottom of our to-do list, especially because it isn’t urgent. For example, moving your body today isn’t urgent, but it…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Sleep Like an Olympian

Photo: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images 8 Reasons Why You Should Sleep Like an Olympian It’s been suggested that world class athletes sleep an average of 520 minutes per night – 8.75 hours a night. That is approximately an hour more sleep than what researchers Backeland and Hartmann found for the average person. Their work shows that the…

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How to Break a Habit… or Start a New One

How to Break a Habit… or Start a New One Did you know that scientists estimate that up to 95% of our daily decisions happen as a result of habits? Habits are much more powerful than we realise. So often we act out of what we are used to, what we know, what we have done…

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Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable Have you ever thought about how much self-discipline Olympic athletes need to have in order to succeed? In sports and in life, the ability to accomplish things can attract remarkable opportunities to you. But it all starts with self-discipline. Self-discipline puts you on the driving seat. It’s what keeps…

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