Chew On This on Exercise

Chew on this

This seven-a-day habit could save your life

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Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?

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Treating depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety – can over the counter pills really help?

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Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.

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Health talk

How much protein is healthy?

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Paula Goodyer Why it's smart to eat protein from plants not just animals.

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An end to fat shaming

Paula Goodyer Calling people fat doesn't make them thin - and it may make weight problems worse.

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Toxin toxout – taking action on environmental chemicals

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Paula Goodyer Synthetic chemicals like BPA and pthalates have become part of our world - but there are ways to reduce our exposure

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How depression hurts the heart

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Paula Goodyer Depression isn't all in the mind - it can cause changes in the body that raise the risk of heart disease

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Chew on this

Why is childbirth still such a pain?

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Paula Goodyer In an age of medical miracles how come childbirth can still hurt like hell?

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Why muscles make good medicine

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Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

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An anti-breast cancer diet? Watch this space

Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.

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Food on the brain

Food on the brain

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Paula Goodyer Why you don't need to ditch grains for a sharper brain

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Avoiding dieting dead ends

Paula Goodyer What are the signs that a weight loss program might work - and how do you spot a dud?

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Fish oil - a healthy choice for men or not?

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Paula Goodyer With the jury still out on the fish oil and prostate cancer link, are fish oil supplements still a good idea for men?

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A workout for your mind

I've beaten yesterday's time!

Paula Goodyer Why exercise is a smart move for your mind, not just your body.

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The kilo creep

Let's hear it for a lighter Christmas

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Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.

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Gwyneth's trainer says ...

Light weights v. heavy weights - what's best?

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Paula Goodyer Women shouldn't train with weights of more than 3lbs says Gwyneth Paltrow's personal trainer. Really?

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Beating the blood sugar blues

Paula Goodyer Hard-to-manage blood sugar levels can make it difficult to exercise with Type 1 diabetes - but a new program is showing the way.

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Blind drunk

Living with someone else's addiction

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Paula Goodyer How do you cope when someone you love has a problem with alcohol?

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Not for wimps

How to get fit - in just 45 minutes a week

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Paula Goodyer Short, sharp workouts can really boost your fitness - but they're not for wimps

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Giving fasting a go

The fast track

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Paula Goodyer When obesity researcher Amanda Salis tried fasting she found some unexpected benefits

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