Welcome to this week’s round up. We’re still on our health kick here at Flipping Heck so here’s a round up of some health news to help you keep your healthy habits on the right path.
Wearable Tech ‘Could Make You Fatter’ – Sky News
Apparently after 2 years of research, scientists have concluded that wearing a fitness tracker can actually make you put weight on. The reason? You overestimate what you are able to eat thanks to the extra steps you have taken.
I disagree with this somewhat having just bought a fitness tracker myself, it’s making me get up off the sofa of an evening so I can meet my step requirement for the day – and just because I do this doesn’t mean I’ll go and eat a cream cake either!
What Do You Think? Are step/fitness trackers worth it? Do they help or hinder? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear your views.
Here’s The Real Reason Your Friend’s ‘Gluten-Free’ Diet Might Be Making Them Feel Better – IFL Science
I’ve had a few friend go Gluten, Wheat and Dairy free (or a combination of them), I personally steer clear of Lactose as much as possible (I refuse to give up cheese though!) but is this change in their food the real reason that they’re feeling better? According to this IFL article, probably not as only 1% of the U.S population is actually gluten intolerant, so why the percieved benefits? Read the article to find out!
Yes! As you can probably tell from my previous comments, I love cheese (infact I had both cheddar and gouda tonight – naughty me!) so this is great news for me. Although I am taking it with a pinch of salt and these sorts of announcements are usually overturned a few months later. But until then I shall be eating all the cheese wheels I can lay may hands on (within the bounds of my calorie controlled diet of course!)
Short Answer: Maybe but I’m not willing to put Tumeric in everything just yet but there may be something to this.
If you’re not con
How do I: Track my habits – Pretty Prints And Paper
This is a great look at what you need to track habits, and the reasons behind why you should (and shouldn’t) be tracking them. Just because everyone else is tracking certain things doesn’t mean to say you have to get on the bandwagon and join in.
Knitting and crochet isn’t just for crafters (or women) these days, knitting can help with all sorts of things from blood pressure to pain management so maybe it’s worth a look.
Have A Great Weekend
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