Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry

Sarah Berry is a Life & Style reporter.

Weird walking tips

Sarah Berry Walk backwards down hills or tape up our toes Geisha-style?

The nocebo effect

The nocebo effect: can our thoughts kill us?

Mind over matter: what we believe can have an effect on our bodies.

Sarah Berry The flipside of the placebo effect, the nocebo effect is where we experience negative symptoms because we expect them.

Get excited

The two exercises that will dramatically reduce your stress

Sarah Berry When stress becomes overwhelming and there’s not enough time in the day to do it all, two exercises can transform the way you feel.

Flexercise

Flexercise: do real runners take walking breaks?

Run your own way: flogging it may not get you there faster.

Sarah Berry I can't call myself a real runner, can I?

Soluble solution

The one food that can help you lose weight

Nuts: a good source of fibre.

Sarah Berry We know that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to diet or exercise. But, is there just one change we could all make if we want to lose weight?

Sleep schedule

Uberman: How Matt Mullenweg built a billion-dollar business sleeping six times a day

Nap time: the Uberman schedule is not for the faint-hearted.

Sarah Berry At his most productive Matt Mullenweg slept six times a day.

Top 10 mainstream diet myths debunked

Portion control.

Sarah Berry "Dietary advice does not merely need a review; it should not have been introduced."

Constant craving

Do your food cravings give clues about your health?

Having a sweet tooth doesn't necessarily mean you lack nutrients.

Sarah Berry Do you crave chocolate because your body needs more magnesium? Is your sweet-tooth just your body’s way of crying out for chromium?

Measurable difference

Half the pesticides found in urine of people who eat organic produce, study finds

Sarah Berry Most research comparing organic and conventional produce has focused on the nutrient content.

Raising awareness

Cancer symptoms: The 10 'red flag' warning signs

Persistent trouble swallowing? This is one of the possible 'red flags'.

Sarah Berry People are ignoring the 'alarm' cancer symptoms, at their peril, a new study says.

Cheap fillers

The supplements scandal: herbal pills do not always contain ingredients on label

Ginseng root: for real.

Sarah Berry A new report paints a worrying picture of vitamins and supplements.

Yaeba bomb

Snaggleteeth and London Gaps: the imperfect teeth trend

Gap year: Australian model Jessica Hart and her instantly recognisable look.

Sarah Berry It's a beauty trend that has some experts worried. But, is it as bad as it's being made out to be?

Working out too much as bad as no exercise at all, study says

Intense: When running does more harm than good.

Sarah Berry Exercise is good work for body, mind and health. But how much is too much?

Secret questions

Sex searches on Google reveal our hidden body fears and curiosity

The search for sex: sometimes we want to be close but fears get in the way.

Sarah Berry Our Google searches about sex reveal our innermost fears and concerns. The results might surprise you.

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Cracking idea

Egging on your generosity: eat eggs to be kinder, study says

Crack open your kindness: Eating eggs helps people shell out when it come to charity.

Sarah Berry Serotonin, the happy hormone, turns you into a good egg. And eating eggs activates serotonin.

Two simple questions

Love and marriage: How two questions could reveal whether your relationship will last

Lasting love: The heart of a relationship lies in how we see each other.

Sarah Berry Are you a 'master of love' or a 'disaster of love'? The answer may determine what you bring to a loving relationship.

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Eff beauty standards

Tess Munster makes modelling history showing at size 24, one mould does not fit all

Glamour: Tess Munster.

Sarah Berry Tess Munster says our relationships with ourselves and our bodies are the most important ones we will ever have. Sarah Berry explains.

'I'm that guy'

I am the pest who BYOs organic milk to my local cafe

I care about my milk, and where it comes from. Does this make me ridiculous?

Sarah Berry Drinking organic milk frees me of concerns about contamination and about cruelty to animals in the production of the regular product.

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Fit fashion

Enclothed cognition: The effect of fashion on fitness

From sweating to socialising: Where fitness and fashion meet.

Sarah Berry Can the type of clothing we wear while working out affect our fitness levels?

Wet and wild

There are two types of female ejaculation study finds

Wet and wild: What exactly is female ejaculation?

Sarah Berry It is the third most popular porn search in Australia. But what is it really?