Behavioural change techniques frequently used in in-person fitness training were often absent from YouTube videos.
Researchers looked at the most popular YouTube fitness videos and the types of behavioural change techniques they used. Here’s what they found.
Cold weather exercise can keep us healthy, but there are risks.
Preparing for being active in cold weather can help keep us safe and increase our enjoyment.
Popular New Year’s resolutions include exercising, learning a new skill and travelling.
New Year’s resolutions can help us aim for a better future, but time management is the real key to actually achieving those resolutions.
You can’t exercise away a poor diet.
Exercise can’t make up for a poor diet, but it can help change eating habits. Regular exercise improves the brain and cognitive processes that help regulate junk food consumption and reduces stress.
Health goals are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions, but failing to stick to them is so common that it has become a cliché.
Over half of people who intend to make healthy lifestyle changes fail to do so. Understanding the automatic tendencies that prevent people from enacting a new health habit can help them stick to it.
Some plant-based foods are high in calories and sodium content.
As new year’s resolutions start pouring in, you may want to reconsider a plant-based diet if your motivation is health.
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After two years of pandemic life, New Year’s resolutions may come with a new intensity.
Anxiety and other negative emotions can cause us to spread misinformation.
As fake news and propaganda increase, a worthwhile New Year’s resolution is getting out of the habit of spreading misinformation. And like any habit, becoming aware of triggers is the first step.
If you’re getting bored of your usual fitness routine, there are many online options to try.
The restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a boom in online fitness opportunities. Here’s what to look for in online classes.
Here’s what the research tells us about what wears us out, what renews us, and how to feel more refreshed in 2021.
Try choosing exercise you enjoy.
How to avoid being in the quarter of people who fail to keep their resolutions.
You might feel you’ve failed after ‘only’ recording 9,000 steps when your goal was 10,000. In reality, 9,000 steps might be an achievement. Is it time to ditch specific goals in favour of open goals?
When setting a new year’s goals, look closely at the reasoning behind it. Is it something you want to do, or think you should? The answer can help predict the outcome.
Consider some science-backed ways to keep the home fires burning in 2022.
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Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.
The pandemic has served as a reminder that unexpected events can change our life plans, and has also made it difficult to plan for 2021.
New Year’s resolutions are usually an opportunity to think about long-term goals. The uncertainty and restrictions of COVID-19 make 2021 a good year to focus on ways to help yourself in the short-term.
Plant-based alternative foods have grown in popularity, but it’s important to read the labels to know if they’re healthy.
Plant-based diets can be healthy but ingredients matter. Heavily processed meat substitutes can be high in saturated fats and sodium.
Around 30% of people who start FebFast don’t make it through the month without alcohol. But you can increase your chances with careful planning and good support.
Exercising too much, too hard can lead not only to burnout but sometimes to a serious condition that can harm the kidneys.
When it comes to exercise, there’s no month like January, when resolutions kick into gear and call us to the gym. And while physical activity is good, you can injure yourself by overdoing.
It’s critical that learning and development teams are upskilled and reskilled themselves to help organizations successfully engage in a digital transformation.
For a winning digital transformation, every organization should establish the upskilling and reskilling of their learning and development teams as their critical 2020 New Year’s resolution.
Gyms start to empty as more and more people give up their New Year’s resolutions.
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Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year’s resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.