Month: March 2017

The toxic triangle: is standing any better

The Sydney Morning Herald

Hold on to your seats, because standing is no better than sitting! Or so reports of a new study, much touted by the media in the past week, suggest.

The study of more than 5000 people over a 16-year period found that sitting is not the new smoking.

Instead, the researchers from the University of Exeter found no major difference between the mortality rates of those who sat and those who stood for similar periods. What made the difference to premature mortality was how much people moved in general. read more

Body image, body obsession and mental health

Approximately one million people in Australia are affected by eating disorders and 63% of Australians are overweight or obese.

Have we now developed an obsession with body image because of a fear of obesity?

According to Christine Morgan, CEO of the Butterfly Foundation who appeared on Hack Live on Body Obsession on ABC2 last night, less than 25% of those suffering are seeking treatment for their eating disorders. read more