Do you often have thoughts like this? Or have you been known to say something like this when someone questions your health? If so, you are engaging in Self-Licensing. Similar to that of Compensatory Health Beliefs, Self-Licensing is a mental tool we use when faced with a decision about certain behaviours. Except in this instance
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As someone who subscribes to a variety of YouTube channels, I get a myriad of recommendations coming my way thanks to the algorithms at Google. One of those being the 2009 documentary by a personal trainer/model, that attempted to gain and then lose a massive amount of weight. I must admit I was very much
For many in the mental health community, we have all heard about how doctors may encourage patients to take up running, or some other form of exercise, to combat their depression. The irony being that most times those who are depressed have little energy and motivation to get out of bed, let alone into a
According to national statistics, 1 in 4 people in the UK have or will experience mental health difficulties. That is a staggering number of people! In my own life journey, I have been managing my own mental health difficulties since 2013. Before then I had symptoms of what I know now to be depression and
I’m not the biggest football fan, but even I have been swept up into the World Cup madness sweeping the nation. After the recent win by England at the Quarter Final, you cannot avoid football even if you tried. There’s something exciting about sharing a positive national identity, and even though the critic in me
While research is not extensive when it comes to the link between sleep and weight management, the majority point in a similar direction: Getting regular, good quality sleep, for at least 8 hours or more, can help you to lose weight. Whenever we think of losing weight, typically our minds go to eating healthy, and increasing
The majority of people who made resolutions in celebration of New Years have broken them by now. As much of an optimist I am, that is just a fact. While there are a number of factors that contribute to why this may be, for many it is because their resolutions are way too vague. What