You can’t outrun your fork. But exercise can help you lose weight and change your diet

This article was originally written for The Conversation by my good friend and colleague Dr Cassandra Lowe, a postdoctoral researcher at Western University, who highlights the neuroscience behind exercise, behaviour change and plasticity. Every January, millions of individuals make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or eat healthier, if not both. To achieve this goal, many individuals will begin strenuous…

Pet therapists: How our pets improve our mental health

I am definitely a dog person! My mini-dachshund Frank is my furry adventure buddy – I can’t imagine a day without him and I love taking him on long walks as much as I enjoy chilling out with him on the sofa. We know from our experiences with our four-legged friends that animals both great and small can…

Anxiety hangovers? Here’s what’s happening in your brain

The morning after the night before… Many of us know from experience that alcohol interferes with how we behave – making us more sociable and less inhibited. But alcohol also impacts brain function, particularly with the consolidation and retrieval of memories, leading to confusion and uncertainty the next day. Whether you are looking to cut down your alcohol…

Sober-curious? Some thoughts on cutting down alcohol consumption

Over January I’ve decided to stop drinking alcohol. This was for multiple reasons, but I wanted to try to reset some habits (mindless drinking in the evenings). I’m actually feeling much better for it physically and mentally. Over the initial waves of the COVID-19 pandemic many people increased their alcohol consumption through social isolation, stress and boredom of…


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