Transforming Your Relationship with Food Through Mindful Eating - Episode 28

Mindful eating is a practice rooted in the principles of mindfulness, which is a form of meditation focusing on the present moment. It encourages individuals to become attuned to their surroundings, sensations, and feelings while consuming food. This technique can help us actually enjoy the food more. In addition, mindful eating can help us better manage our body’s hunger signals. Studies show that it takes about 20 minutes for the brain to signal fullness, so pacing is a crucial factor in preventing overeating.

You can eat mindfully by doing a few simple things:

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Walking Your Way to a long, healthy life: Lessons from Dr. Alan Poisner - Episode 27

Dr. Alan Poisner, at the age of 88, stands as a testament to the power of walking. He started competitive racewalking at 50…yes, 38 years ago, he has since earned an impressive list of achievements, securing five gold medals in international competitions and setting records at the National Senior Games. But his expertise isn't just in winning races – it's also in understanding the profound impact walking has on health and fitness, particularly among older adults.

Dr. Poisner graciously shared his invaluable insights with Harvard Health on starting and maintaining a walking routine. His advice is both practical and motivational, from decades of experience and a deep understanding of the science of walking. Here are some of the highlights:

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The Not-So-Sweet Link Between Sugary Drinks, Diabetes, and Early-Death Risks - Episode 21
Just how bad can sugary drinks be for your longevity? Hint: Pretty bad! When it comes to managing diabetes risks, dietary choices play a crucial role in maintaining stable blood sugar levels. A recent study conducted by Harvard University, published in April 2023 by The BMJ, sheds light on an essential aspect of blood sugar management: the impact of sugary drinks on cardiovascular health and overall mortality.
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