Why Eating a Lot of Fat is Worse for Men than Women!

It's generally agreed that eating too much fat is bad for you, but exactly how much damage it can do depends on whether you are a man or a woman, writes Dr Zoe Williams.

Eating too much fat can make you put on weight and lead to heart disease - especially if you eat too much of the wrong kind of fat, such as the omega-6 fats found in many processed foods. But now it seems sausages, pastries and cakes are even worse for men than they are for women.

6 Items that should never be on your to do list

6 Items that should never be on your to do list

Writing a to-do list seems like a tidy little way to keep track of what you need to accomplish, but it can fall short or even derail your success. To-do lists don’t provide context about the tasks, they don’t give you a timeline, and they’re easy to ignore. What’s more, to-do list prioritizing systems can be complicated and hard to navigate.

Sitting too much ages you by 8 years!

Sitting too much ages you by 8 years!

But exercise can counteract it.  A new study finds sitting too much during the day has been linked to a host of diseases, from obesity to heart problems and diabetes, as well as early death. It’s not hard to understand why: being inactive can contribute to weight gain, which in turn is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, hypertension and unhealthy blood sugar levels.

How to work just 40 hours a week this year!

How to work just 40 hours a week this year!

It’s no secret that most people work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? "So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves," says Maura Thomas, productivity expert, author, and founder of RegainYourTime.com. Many people make assumptions about what their boss wants without ever testing the waters to find out if it’s true.

When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

Diet and exercise. These are the favorite solutions for losing weight. They are shouted from the hilltops, whispered secretly among the rank and file, noted in almost every article written to help the overweight and the obese, even by the pros. Yet on any given day, 45 percent of women in the U.S. are trying to lose weight, and 80 percent of people who lose weight can’t keep the lost weight from returning.

How sleep affects your weight

How sleep affects your weight

The amount and quality of sleep you get any given night really sets the tone of the following day. When we’re well-rested, our minds and bodies just seem to work better. When we’re really tired, everything’s harder. We get cranky, can’t focus, and sometimes get sick. Skimping on sleep long term can interfere with pretty much every aspect of your health from your skin to your immune system, to your ability to maintain a healthy weight.

What's causing career burnout & how can you avoid it

What's causing career burnout & how can you avoid it

Ever feel like you just can’t with your job anymore? Is your once dream job now your worst nightmare? If you only have that feeling occasionally, you probably don’t need to worry, but if you’re feeling stressed and frustrated at work every single day, you might be experiencing career burnout.

Stay motivated to work out after the clock change!

Stay motivated to work out after the clock change!

It’s autumn which means it’s time to bust out the soup and casserole recipes and pull on your favorite chunky jumper. But it also means adjusting workouts to take into account the changing environment. Investing in new cold weather workout gear is great, but the days are getting shorter too, and that means you might have to change your workout schedule to make sure you’re staying safe AND motivated. Below are a few tips to assist in keeping you moving and motivated:

Smoked damages your DNA permanently

Smoked damages your DNA permanently

We have known for a long time that smoking is bad for us! However, there is now evidence of exactly how much damage is caused as we can precisely count how many cancer-related DNA mutations accumulate in smokers’ organs over time.

Studies have found that on average, there is one DNA mutation per lung cell for every 50 cigarettes smoked.

There could be a better way to write your to-do list

There could be a better way to write your to-do list

A well-crafted to-do list acts as a guiding light for your day. It helps you overcome feelings of being overwhelmed, and reduces anxiety around whether you’re being productive throughout the day. To-do lists come in all shapes and sizes—it’s all about what works for you as an individual. The below method is one method that might work for you; it’s up to you to decide what to implement into your own planning system.

Why brits aren't getting enough sleep

Why brits aren't getting enough sleep

A study of 13 countries has shown that those living in the United Kingdom are the most exhausted, with more than a third of Brits (37%) feeling that they do not get enough sleep.

Americans are the fourth worst sleepers on the list, following Ireland and Canada, with 31% feeling under-slept. France, Turkey, Indonesia, China and Spain are among the countries that are better slept, suggesting that insomnia is more common in the English-speaking nations.

How to overcome social anxiety

How to overcome social anxiety

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. And some of us get it worse than others, and more frequently. Social anxiety.

Nobody wants to look stupid or be embarrassed. But since it’s not like your life is on the line, why is social fear so bad? There’s an answer…

Eating better = food planning & prep

Eating better = food planning & prep

Preparation is everything when it comes to getting lean and good organisation in the kitchen is key to burning fat and getting the body you want. So forget mid-management level prepping and use these six tips to prep like an absolute boss...

Top prepping doesn’t have to mean spending your whole weekend in the supermarket or the kitchen. Here are six top tips that will help you think outside of the (tupperwear) box and keep you rolling along the path to lean town.

Apps for better mental health management

Apps for better mental health management

The inventions of apps means we now have mental health tools right in our pockets.  Keeping track of your mood, finding ways to cope and monitoring your mental processes are all activities that might sound like a slog, but the majesty of modern technology means they can be fun too

Here are 5 apps that can really help make a difference when it comes to your mental health:

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder?

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder?

I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."

That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or experienced as other people... but I can always try to out-work them.

But we can all work smarter, too. That's the real key to success: working harder and smarter.

Got 15 Spare Minutes? Here's How To Make It Count

Got 15 Spare Minutes? Here's How To Make It Count

When we’re faced with only 15 minutes in between meetings, or waiting in line to get coffee or lunch, our natural inclination is to either answer email, look at social media, or text someone. These are not always the most productive uses of small slivers of time, according to several experts.

They say there is plenty you can accomplish in 15 minutes, if you do three things:

  • Separate your to-do list into tasks and projects, and focus on the tasks.
  • Write your to-do list in a way that allows you take immediate action.
  • Look at email and social media with a focus on moving forward.

How anxiety warps your perception

How anxiety warps your perception

An anxious mindset can change the way you view the world in profound ways. But could a simple new treatment offer a way out of the perpetual fear?

As your thoughts run uncontrollably, your heartbeat starts to race and your breathing becomes heavy. Uneasiness is followed by fear, and then without warning, panic begins to set in. Suddenly you feel overwhelmed and overstimulated. If you periodically experience these symptoms, know that you’re in good company. Actors like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone, musicians such as The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Taylor Swift, artists and writers like Vincent Van Gogh and Emily Dickinson, all struggled with crippling bouts of anxiety.

Work-life balance strategies help even in the most demanding jobs

Work-life balance strategies help even in the most demanding jobs

Work-life balance sounds great, but it's getting tougher to achieve. Managers and staff often don't see eye to eye on time spent between the two. Several studies also indicate that the traditional workweek is getting longer. In certain industries such as accounting, law, consulting, or at startups in general, that balance is assumed to be impossible. The "80-hour workweeks" people complain about mean there's no time for everything else.

Cracking the code of work life balance

Cracking the code of work life balance

he battle to attain work life balance is a continual struggle for many people.  It can come down to how you define and judge having balance.  We all know people who spend time at work that is above and beyond what is required or expected and are thriving on the challenge and growth it brings and thus feels that they have balance. Where as another person who doesn't enjoy their job and occasionally has to put some extra overtime in feels that they don't have the balance that they are seeking.  Does work compete with hobbies, interests, family time that is more important to the individual!  is the job uninteresting with no prospects, does the leadership at work not inspire you, these factors and other have a bearing on how someone perceives their work/life balance.

The below article by Tony Bidwell discusses how good leadership can influence these challenges and how an employee can take control of their balance.