by Sverrir Þráinsson Dear creatures of habits. Have you ever wondered why you make bad decisions with regards to food, followed by a disappointing sigh? Like Britney Spears song: “Oops! I did it again”. Does this happen every day, in other words is this routine or a habit? We are all creatures of habit, some good, some not so good. We create habits, sometimes through … [Read more...] about Is overeating and obesity caused by destructive habits and bad routine? Theory and advice for you!
by Cormac McLoughlin Ireland is on course to become the most obese nation in Europe. It is clear that new ideas are required to encourage the Irish nation to exercise and eat healthier. The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) published by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in January 2017 outlined that despite obesity levels remaining stable since 2012, 16.9% of … [Read more...] about How sport psychology can help solve Ireland’s obesity crisis
A leading health expert has warned that nutritional awareness is the key to reversing Ireland’s obesity crisis. Roger Meacock, Head of Science at Dublin-based health and nutrition company Cellnutrition, said that only once we address the knowledge deficit about what we are eat and why we are eating it can we expect to lose weight and lead healthier lives. Mr … [Read more...] about Nutritional awareness more important than exercise when tackling obesity
The Irish Heart Foundation today welcomed the Government’s new obesity policy and action plan, A Healthy Weight for Ireland, but warned that any further “implementation paralysis” in tackling the problem would have devastating consequences for the future health of our children. Speaking after the launch of the strategy, Head of Advocacy, Chris Macey, said there were many … [Read more...] about Irish Heart Foundation welcomes obesity strategy but warns against “implementation paralysis”
Tough new regulations to protect children’s health by restricting digital marketing of unhealthy food and drinks to them were demanded today (Wednesday June 15) at the launch of a groundbreaking new report for the Irish Heart Foundation exposing the hidden tactics being used to target children online. The study titled Who’s Feeding The Kids Online led by child psychologist … [Read more...] about Calls for new regulations to restrict digital marketing of unhealthy foods to children