Our behaviour is the product of our individual or collective actions. The key to improving health lies on our ability to change harmful behaviours. The continuing obesity epidemic, malnutrition, and very low levels of physical activity in various sectors of the population show a need for better understanding of how best to promote long-term behaviour change.
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Whether you are in quarantine or self-isolation due to COVID-19, you will inevitably be spending more time at home. Follow these tips to keep healthy.
The secret to a healthy lifestyle is making small changes. These 10 easy evidence based tips will help you follow a healthier diet as well as a more active daily life.
Changing behaviour towards a healthier lifestyle is something we all can do! Check out these tips and use what works best for you.
Changing human behaviour is at the heart of solving global problems central to human well-being, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. For example, preventing obesity, air pollution and waste of environmental resources and improving cyber security and economic stability all require behaviour change at individual, organisational and population levels.
The 12th European Nutrition Conference FENS 2015 communicated up-to-date science to help Europeans keep a healthy lifestyle, centring around five topics: dietary patterns; Advances in dietary studies; Nutrition, public health, and chronic diseases; and Food quality, safety, sustainability, and policy.
Some people eat less and others more than normal in response to stress. Innovative ways of tackling stress-related eating behaviour may help people control weight and reduce underlying stress.
Despite numerous policy interventions to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, daily intake of fruits and vegetables is still below recommended levels worldwide.
Behaviour is a key determinant of people’s health. This review presents approaches to behaviour change and highlights evidence of their effectiveness.
A study investigated consumer habits related to meat consumption and their attitudes toward strategies for change. Results showed that consumer preferences should be taken into account to better facilitate a gradual change in the amount and sources of protein consumed.
Modern lifestyles, particularly shift work, have changed the daily rhythms of life, but is this a cost to health? What preventative measures for employers and employees can be taken?
A study published online ahead of print in the journal Health Psychology found that when people with different mindsets drank identical milkshakes, they experienced different levels of satiety. Researchers concluded that people’s food perceptions may influence hormonal regulation of hunger and fullness, beyond the intrinsic nutrients of the food on the plate.
Eating breakfast regularly is linked to improved nutrient intakes and may help maintain a healthy body weight.
Given the priority for population dietary change there is a need for a greater understanding of the determinants that affect food choice. This review examines the major influences on food choice with a focus on those that are amenable to change and discusses some successful interventions.
The factors influencing food behaviour provide a set of means to intervene in, and improve, food choices. However, barriers to dietary and lifestyle change exist.