When discussing nutrition and balanced diets, the focus is very much on food. However, if we continue to ignore and undervalue the importance of physical activity in achieving this balance, then dietary recommendations will fail to meet the goal of … Read the full article
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Healthy Lifestyle: A Virtue in Search of a Vision
Was Pavarotti healthy or unhealthy? If we are to use the World Health Organization’s definition of obesity as a BMI ≥30, argues Jonathan Steffen, then the illustrious opera singer was the latter. Yet, as the West becomes ever-increasingly obsessed with … Read the full article
Someone you know is probably malnourished
Are you certain that you and your loved ones are giving your bodies what they need to be healthy? In a recent contribution to Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century, Lawrence Haddad (CEO, GAIN), asks us to think again. … Read the full article
Ever Seen a Fat Fox?
Currently reviewing Mike Gibney’s book Ever Seen a Fat Fox? Human obesity explored (University College Dublin Press, 2016) for issue 1/2017 of Sight and Life magazine. The nature of humans’ relationship with food over the centuries provides the guiding principle … Read the full article