I have a bone to pick with backers of fad diets

I’ll keep on saying fad diets are dangerous till I’m blue in the face. Now one of the country’s most eminent and sensible authorities on nutrition and health has spoken out against them. Susan Lanham-New is Professor of nutritional sciences … Read More

Cycling puts you on the road to good health

Yes, we all know exercise is good for you but exactly to what degree? The answer is it’s crazily good. We already know physical inactivity increases the risk of many diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some … Read More

How pessimists can learn to live longer

I’ve written many times that optimists live longer than pessimists. But what if you’re not a natural optimist – can you learn optimism? Well you can if you believe in the work of Dr Barbara Fredrickson, psychologist at the University … Read More