Longevity

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.

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.

Why that brisk walk may NOT be enough!

Why that brisk walk may NOT be enough!

Exercising for more than 12 hours a week gives the best protection against heart attacks, strokes, cancer and diabetes.

  • 12 hours is five times higher than the minimum activity suggested by the British Government and the World Health Organisation
  • Official guidelines fall well short of a truly healthy lifestyle, they say
  • But others argue health guidance has to be realistic, with some polls suggesting 44 per cent of people in Britain do no regular exercise at all.

Forgiving other people is good for your health

Forgiving other people is good for your health

Being forgiving to yourself and others can protect against stress and the toll it takes on mental health, according to a new study in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Researchers looked at the effects of lifetime stress on a person’s mental health, and how more forgiving people fared compared to people who weren’t so forgiving.