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Health and well-being come in many forms, including finding solitude and connection with nature. Pheelings Media/iStock via Getty Images Plus

The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired new health habits for these 4 scholars – here’s what they put into practice and why

The new year is a perfect time to adopt new health habits and routines. These four scholars reflect on the ways that they overcame the pandemic blues to get fit.
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. (Shutterstock)

Got health goals? Research-based tips for adopting and sticking to new healthy lifestyle behaviours

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.
Exercise spurs the release of the body’s natural cannabinoids, which have myriad benefits for mental health and stress relief. Luca Sage/Stone via Getty Images

The ‘runner’s high’ may result from molecules called cannabinoids – the body’s own version of THC and CBD

A growing body of research points to the body’s natural cannabinoid system as the primary driver behind the runner’s high – and the mental health boost and stress relief following exercise.
Studies show that spending more time on Instagram can lead to lower body satisfaction. OsakaWayne Studios/Moment Collection via Getty Images

The pandemic is changing the way young people eat and how they feel about their bodies: 4 essential reads

Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame.
Many workplace fitness facilities — like standing desks, on-site gyms and showers, and easy access to walking paths — are mostly available to white-collar, higher-income workers who already face fewer barriers to exercise outside of work. (Shutterstock)

Workplaces can help promote exercise, but job conditions remain a major hurdle

To get more workers to be active, public health messaging must recognize the important role employers can play in creating the conditions for workers to focus on exercise.
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Are some brains wired for dance?

Some people do inherit traits which promote dance ability - but with hard work almost anyone can learn to dance well due to the plasticity of the brain
Obesity intervention programs tend to focus on healthy food and physical activity. But is that enough? kali9/E+ Collection via Getty Images

Kids with obesity need acceptance from family and friends, not just better diet tips, to succeed at managing their weight

A study of over 1,000 children in rural Oklahoma found that social and emotional health may be just as important as diet and exercise in reducing child obesity.

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