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Weekly Round-Up #90: Your smartwatch is making you fat, eat all the cheese you want and Turmeric FTW!

In this week's Round-Up we continue with the health theme and take a look at how your fitness tracker may actually be damaging your health, not helping it and discover some surprising properties of turmeric.
Weekly Round-Up #90: Your smartwatch is making you fat, eat all the cheese you want and Turmeric FTW!

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!

High-Fat Cheese May Benefit Health By Boosting ‘Good’ Cholesterol, Study Suggests – Huffington Post

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!)

Could turmeric really boost your health? – BBC

Short Answer: Maybe but I’m not willing to put Tumeric in everything just yet but there may be something to this.

Tracking your habits: why you should, and how to do it well – Exist

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.

Experts Say Knitting And Crocheting Can Have A Surprising Impact On Your Health – Little Things

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

If you have any links that you’d like to share, pop them in the comments or contact me – I love to hear from my readers!

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