Lifestyle – News, Research and Analysis – The Conversation – page 1


December 16, 2019

Hoping to get in shape for summer? Ditch the fads in favour of a diet more likely to stick

With summer upon us, some people may be hoping to shed a few kilos. Although a quick-fix can be tempting, to keep the weight off in the longer term, here’s how to steer clear of the fads.

Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

January 2, 2019

How celebrity non-experts and amateur opinion could change the way we acquire knowledge

Celebrities are turning away from the fields that made them famous and becoming amateur experts.

Alpha Tauri 3D Graphics/

December 13, 2018

The key to our humanity isn’t genetic, it’s microbial

The effort to edit the genes of Chinese twins implies that all our traits are determined by our genes. But changing our diet, environment, lifestyle and microbes may have a greater effect.

Marion Michelle

October 9, 2018

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.

Lucky Business/

April 26, 2018

The lifestyle factors that cause cancer – and why many people are still confused by the risks

Paradoxically, people who know the real causes of cancer are also the most likely to believe in mythical causes of it.

Kevin Coombs/Reuters

December 21, 2017

Experts say these two things are the secret to living a longer life

More and more people are living to 100, but in some regions of the world there’s more of them – what does this tell us?


November 17, 2017

Your parents’ lifestyles can determine your health – even as an adult

The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.

Have a courteous sidereal day photo/

October 17, 2017

Our calculator will guess how many healthy years of life you have left

How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.


October 10, 2017

What’s behind the huge increase in breast cancer rates in China?

Breast cancer rates in China are rising, and are expected to continue rising for the next three decades.

AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo

May 31, 2017

What rural, coastal Puerto Ricans can teach us about thriving in times of crisis

At society’s margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.

Johann Helgason/Shutterstock

February 20, 2017

How to stop your lunch break damaging your health

Seven million workers are missing out on information which keep keep them healthier.


March 31, 2016

Eco-authenticity: advocating for a low-carbon world while living a high-carbon lifestyle

Cognitive dissonance: scholars need to confront the undeniable conflict of pushing for action on climate change, while maintaining a high-energy lifestyle.


August 26, 2015

Balancing the health budget: chronic disease investment pays big dividends

Economic modelling shows that policies to reduce chronic diseases can have large economic benefits –A$4.5 billion a year for diabetes alone – by reducing health costs and boosting the workforce.


July 23, 2015

Children exercising is a necessity for development, but there are limits

Globally, evidence points to children becoming less active because they would rather play computer games than be outdoors.


May 8, 2015

For older women, exercise buddies make all the difference

The relationship that older women build up with their trainers is key to maintaining their participation in exercise programs.


March 26, 2014

Scotland the brainy: why are there so many graduates in Edinburgh and Glasgow?

A major factor shaping urban life is the quality of the workforce, particularly the presence of highly skilled and educated workers. Urban policymakers often argue that graduates are a driver of economic…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *