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November 21, 2017
Home Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

One night in 2015, travelling around Australia on a book tour, I lay on my bed in the room of a posh hotel admiring the job I’d done on the door. Wide packaging tape sealed the crack where the door met the jamb, and a damp towel was wedged against the bottom. If a person from housekeeping had knocked and...
I can slide my hands under the soles of my feet without bending my knees. I can hold a plank for more than a minute, run for a bus (and catch it), stand on my head – and very, very nearly do the splits. And yet 18 months ago, I couldn’t paint my own toenails. What makes this transformation even more remarkable is that it was triggered after I turned...
It comes in a white, crystalline form and gives us a pleasurable high – but refined sugar is as habit-forming as cocaine or nicotine, according to a review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Animal studies show that sugar is the drug of choice for lab rats which, when given a choice of levers to pull, will switch...