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It seems there’s just no substitute for a proper workout

A growing body of advice suggests doing small amounts of moderate exercise can make a significant difference to your health. Academic research is being turned into headlines such as: “Spending two minutes an hour walking instead of sitting can help you live longer” and “Can’t be bothered to …

Exercise

The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.<p>Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two …

Procrastination

15 Creative Avocado Recipes To Try

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Old age does not begin until 74, researchers suggest in a new report which looks at the real impact of an ageing population

Collecting the state pension and bus pass at 65 has traditionally been seen as a watershed moment where middle age ends and the twilight years begin.<p>But new research suggests that old age now starts at 74, with middle age lasting at least nine years longer than current estimates.<p>Academics from the …

What's Really Lurking Behind Your Deepest Fears?

<b>I've always struggled with why there is bad in the world.</b><p>Well, technically the world isn't bad. Nothing can be bad. We just perceive it to be.<p>So knowing that, why would we be wasting time developing iWatches and fancy airplanes when we could put all the world's effort into creating a permanent …

Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

Do you have a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping your brain from going into overdrive? In addition to making you more stressed and anxious, new research suggests that a hyperactive mind could hinder your ability to perform simple tasks.<p>In a study published last week in the journal Nature …

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

The Secret to Never Being Frustrated Again

We all get frustrated.<p>The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn’t listening.<p>And sometimes these …