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Podcasts — habits

EP07: Peter Gollwitzer PhD And Easy Techniques To Make Healthy Changes Last

Shannon Harvey

So, I have a confession to make. Lately, I have not been exercising consistently. And as you know, I’m a health journalist and I extensively research and write about the latest science proving there’s a connection between our mind, body and health, I’ve even written an entire chapter in my book about the importance of sitting less and moving more… so I should know better. I have heaps of good intentions… but I don’t get to it.  I know I’m not alone in my battle to follow through on my good intentions. If you’ve read my blog, or my book, or listened... Read full article »


EP06: Stuart Biddle PhD and Why We Need To Sit Less and Move More

Shannon Harvey

I record all the audio for The Whole Health Life podcast from a desk that allows me to work standing up as well as sitting down. I do this because when I was writing my book last year, I learned that even doing the recommended amount of exercise each day may not be enough to counter-act the harmful effects of sitting down too much – in fact I spoke with researchers who so worried about the effects of too much sitting, they’re actually calling sitting the new smoking. In this podcast you’ll hear my chat with Stuart Biddle – a Professor... Read full article »


EP01: Brian Wansink PhD and How Our World Influences Our Health

Shannon Harvey

In the very first episode of The Whole Health Life Podcast, we explore how our health is subtly and unknowingly influenced by the world around us. I’ll be talking to Professor Brian Wansink, who’s research has completely changed the way my family and I approach food. Brian Wansink is a Professor of Marketing and the Director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. He and his team are dedicated to studying why we eat what we eat and how triggers around us, such as people, packages, dinnerware, product names, labels, lights, smells, and distractions, can unconsciously influence what we put into our... Read full article »

My Year of Living Mindfully - The Book

In the midst of a global mental health crisis, millions of people have turned to mindfulness. But does it actually make us happier and healthier? In a world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. But what began as a year-long self-experiment soon became a life-changing experience..

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