Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at You', for January 2024.
Looking at You (all articles) for January 2024How to keep those New Year Resolutions A simple way to reduce your risk of a heart attack When you stare at a word for too long A simple way to help cut your risk of diabetes Who needs retirement? Potatoes are not so bad for you after all Why you might want to eat... (1313 words)
How to keep those New Year ResolutionsWe are full of good intentions at the start of each year. How come we fizzle out by February? Here are some tips to keep you going… Be realistic. If you have a number of goals, do NOT attempt them all at once. Research has found that if you stagger your goals, you will have... (376 words)
A simple way to reduce your risk of a heart attackThis is so easy that most of us can do it at home: simply climb about five flights of stairs a day. So says a recent study, published in the journal Atherosclerosis. It found that climbing stairs on a regular basis may reduce the risk of strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks by as much... (172 words)
When you stare at a word for too longHave you ever stared at a single word for so long that, suddenly, it looks very odd, and loses its meaning? It is a phenomenon known as ‘Jamais Vu’, and you can experience it if you try scribbling a single word around 30 times, or for about a minute. Suddenly, it will look very peculiar.... (142 words)
A simple way to help cut your risk of diabetesA recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has found that your risk of diabetes falls for every kilometre per hour faster that you walk on average. Put simply, if you walk at a pace of 3km per hour (1.86 mph) you may lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by... (103 words)
Who needs retirement?It seems that working into your old age can be very good for you. Certainly, there are increasing numbers of people in their 70s who are still going strong – and loving it. As one 77-year-old swimming coach explains: “It gives me purpose and satisfaction, and I get a real buzz from the interaction.’ As... (171 words)
Potatoes are not so bad for you after allPotatoes have been a target of the anti-carb brigade for probably long enough. An affordable staple food for centuries, they have fallen out of favour in recent times, amid the trend for low-carb diets. “The humble potato has been given a bad rap,” says Dr Duane Mellor, a senior teaching fellow at Aston Medical School... (151 words)
Why you might want to eat 8 strawberries a dayStrawberries are better for you than you probably know. They provide 100 per cent of the recommended daily vitamin C amount in a single cup serving, and they also contain heart-healthy nutrients such as folate, potassium, fibre, phytosterols and polyphenols. A recent study has found that eating about eight of them a day for three... (82 words)
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