“I can’t get no sleep.”

You’ve been groggy with fatigue all day, but as soon as you go to bed you’re wide awake. For the first time all day, you’re fully alert. Even though you were too tired to stand fully upright you went for a long walk after lunch to make sure you’d be physically as well as mentally…

But who has the time for that?

We all know exercise is good for us. Most of us also know we don’t get enough of it. Even so, I was surprised to read that getting us all active would apparently save twice as many lives as getting us all slim. Up until maybe our grandparents’ generation, people didn’t have to think about taking…

Help! Am I too switched on or too withdrawn? Or both?

Sometimes it seems you can’t do anything right. On the one hand we have the excellent Mr. Money Mustache saying, “you need to get the news out of your life, right away, and for life.” On the other, an apparently interesting book written by intelligent people tells us we’re getting something called the wellness syndrome from trying…

Don’t sit and rot at your desk!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great Christmas and a good start to the new year, despite recent events. When I got back home after my own winter break, I found 2015’s first edition of the ITI Bulletin waiting for me. In it was an article called A world of change, compiled by Ros…

Keep your wits about you!

Danger can lurk in even the most mundane situations, as you can see here. More seriously, everyday things have an effect in the long run, so it’s worth making sure they’re healthy. I haven’t always thought this way. Not that long ago, if I noticed I was slouching – especially at the computer – or…

Make the gadgets work for you.

I wrote last week about the electronic fixes that, given half a chance, will suck away your precious time. My own experiment in not mindlessly surrendering to them is still ongoing, but I’ve already noticed it can be surprisingly hard to resist the compulsion to check in, even when I’m short of time and there…