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Is your diet and exercise regime doing more harm than good? - BBC News
[ undercarbed ] A growing number of Scots are taking sports supplements, restricting their diets and exercising to extremes in pursuit of muscles. But how far is too far in pursuit of a dream body?
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Scottish government considering adding folic acid to flour - BBC News
http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=folic+acid //&! bbc.in/1TklBiM - not having you period for 7 months and not going to the Doc is seriously questionable. ... I just through I got fatter ... DENIAL. //&! bbc.in/1SAVTr4 //&! Food Fortification vs The Real Stuff; "Neither antioxidant or folic acid supplements seem to help with mood, but the consumption of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables and folate-rich beans and greens may lower the risk for depression." - bit.ly/1S6YiKl
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Weight loss surgery 'cuts risk' of diabetes and heart attacks - BBC News
30% of people "relapse" after 2 years and start to gain weight by cheating (ie making snickers or mars bar smootie). And the majority still don't eat better, just improving their weight, but do not reverse heart disease, or insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, 5 (12) a day, ... // potted mini portions via ready meals. no cooking. no green. no cardiovascular exercise. // and then there is the excess skin eventually. // Is not healthy habit forming // same w fiber. very little fiber intake, continued meat intake will, no anti-inflammatory diet = increase risk of colorectal cancer! also still same risks for heart disease, no reversal (via whole-food plant-based diet) see Dean Ornish // [...] Among those who already had diabetes, their condition improved substantially and many (60%) were able to come off medication altogether. [ << LOL!!! No reversal of type 2? yeah bc they still eat shit and don't move proper. ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Mad Friday': Christmas revellers given alcohol warning - BBC News
The last weekend before the Christmas holiday could see alcohol-fuelled emergencies increase by up to 50%, officials believe. Alcohol sales across December could reach £2.3bn, health campaigners say. Public Health England has urged people to join its "Dry January" campaign to give up alcohol in the new year. According to figures from Public Health England and Alcohol Concern, alcohol sales in pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK increased by 142% on the final Friday before Christmas last year. [...] "A period of abstinence could help encourage less harmful, better drinking habits in the long-term - even six months later, evidence from Dry January shows that more than two-thirds of participants are still drinking less. "As the festive season continues, we're urging people to take a break and get their 2016 off to a positive start by signing up for Dry January."
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
The Art of Taking Action by Gregg Krech - YouTube
shwoing up and working hard even while seemingly on the platau. AN OBJECT AT REST TENDS TO STAY AT REST. AN OBJECT IN MOTION TENDS TO STAY IN MOTION.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Flüchtlingskrise: "Die Verteddybärisierung der Flüchtlinge" - Kolumne - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Auf Gefühlen kann man nichts bauen, mit Gefühlen kann man keine Zivilgesellschaft neu denken, durch Gefühle ändert sich nichts. // retweet and facebook like/share does not correlate with personal action! // long-lasting change comes from intrinsic motivation (self education leads to taking action one self). Grows only slowly and Vegan trend is example. Slowly but steadily. One by one. Tribe is growing. // Can't be done entirely w nanny state nor corporate PR. Modern life is about conformity. Easy. Bc life is already hard enough. Thus effort seems unsurmountable obstacle (obstacles put in your way of change, ie going vegan). Turnaround. Admitting one was wrong the whole time and being deceived. Comfortable w status quo, uncomfortable standing out. // &! youtu.be/eEDCC5dHw_Y - ask the right question (framing). // Book: Groundswell.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Wandel der Trinkgewohnheiten - The European
Krankenhauseinweisungen wegen Alkoholvergiftung gehen kontinuierlich zurück, immer mehr Jugendliche trinken gar keinen Alkohol oder trinken bewusst maßvoll. „Komasaufen“ ist nicht mehr cool, stattdessen chillen die Kids heute mit angesagten Trendgetränken – ohne Alkohol. Eine Lebenseinstellung, auch gegen das Gewohnte. Jugendliche wollen sich abgrenzen, wollen anders sein als ihre Eltern und Großeltern. Die heutige Jugend schafft das bravourös. Sie entwickelt sich immer mehr zu guten Vorbildern. [...] Das Umdenken beginnt im Kopf! Und die Umsetzung erfolgt in der Gesellschaft. Alkoholfrei zu Trinken ist inzwischen keine „Notlösung“ mehr sondern modern. Diesen Trend hat die Industrie erkannt und agiert geschickt. Endlich setzen die deutschen Brauer auf das richtige Pferd: alkoholfreies Bier für junge Erwachsene.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Here’s How Chat Apps Are Becoming As Important As Social Media For Brands | TechCrunch
Asia’s messaging apps have been around longer, and thus most have more mature business models that generate income by connecting brands with consumers, in addition to other non-marketing revenue streams such as games and stickers. If 2014 was the year that the West wised up to the potential of messaging apps, then 2015 is the year that they’ll get smart and make money from them. &! http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/31/the-message-in-messaging-apps/ &! are still silos - http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/22/button-12m-redpoint/ &! http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/06/six-drivers-of-the-700b-mobile-internet/
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january 2015 by asterisk2a

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