Ever wonder where all your free time goes? Adam Alter has an idea. At the 2017 TED conference,the NYU psychologist presented a collection of three bar graphs showing data for how people in 2007, 2015, and 2017, spend an average workday. Relying on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the app Moment, which tracks smartphone use, the chart shows sleep and work take up roughly two-thirds of people’s day, no matter the year. Same for their survival activities, such as bathing and eating. But how we spend our precious remaining free time a period of just a few hours, during which we doRead More →

Youd be hard pressed to find someone who doesnt like coconuts. They are furry spheres of deliciousness, after all. Coconut water though is pointless it doesnt have any clear health benefits and its just a saltier version of normal water. Then theres coconut oil. Its the latest cooking fad, and people all over the Web are claiming that its much healthier than any other oil out there. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, coco-nutcases, but according to the American Heart Association (AHA), it is just as unhealthy as butter and beef dripping. According to a key advisory notice published in the journal Circulation one whichRead More →

Why are children getting type 2 diabetes? Being overweight is the biggest risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, and three-quarters of these children were obese. With child obesity rates in England rising – but now by a smaller amount than they have been – it’s no surprise more children are being treated for the condition. In primary schools in England, one in 10 children in Reception and one in five children in year 6 were classified as obese in 2015-16. Type 2 diabetes in children is a serious condition which can lead to long-term health complications such as heart disease, kidney failure and blindness.Read More →

Exclusive: In a new book a US scientist claims eating more salt will make us healthier. But UK experts have condemned the advice as potentially dangerous Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less claiming the advice could endanger peoples health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book food industry to cut the salt in food has already seen consumption in the UK reduce by 11% and is seen as the model to aspire to globally. The row follows other diet controversies, such as the ActionRead More →

Recent studies suggest that being neurotic and drinking coffee could help you live longer. But theres no shortage of other theories about how to stay young You know what never gets old? Nothing. We are all slowly decaying and eventually we will all die. With any luck, this reminder of your mortality has prompted you to anxiously down an espresso and triple-check how many steps you took today. You see, according to another study found regularly drinking coffee might add years to your life. If youre not lucky enough to have been born aneurotic caffeine-addict, dont worry, theres still hope. Ive put together a briefRead More →