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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 »


EP03: Art Kramer And The Exercise-Brain Connection

Shannon Harvey

I have a little confession to make. Even though I’m a health journalist, and I’ve interviewed countless experts about why exercising is good and important and something we should do every day… I loathe it. Well that is to say, I used to loathe it.   What really changed for me was when I started looking at the research showing that not only is exercise good because it can make us stronger, faster, fitter and slimmer; it’s also essential for a healthy mind and brain. In this episode I speak with Arthur Kramer, who is formerly the Director of the Beckman Institute... Read full article »


EP02: Sarah Pressman PhD and The Power of Positive Emotions

Shannon Harvey

In this podcast episode you’ll learn that new research shows that skin heals faster from a flesh wound if you’re more positive and how smiling, even when you don’t feel happy can reduce your stress. This podcast is all about the new research proving there’s a connection between your emotions and your health. This idea is probably one you’ve thought about before. There are certainly countless self-help gurus, talk shows and magazine articles that reinforce the idea that how positive you are can influence how healthy you are. But what does the evidence say about all this? Can positive thinking really affect how well we... Read full article »

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