“Mens sana in corpore sano,” a latin phrase, translated as “a sound mind in a sound body” or “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” This simple phrase is widely used across many sporting and educational platforms primarily to drive home the fact that physical exercise is an essential part of mental and psychological well-being.
The phrase can be traced way back to the Roman empire when a poet by the name off Juvenal was trying to teach his fellow Roman citizens the virtues that he believed the gods had bestowed upon them to enrich their lives in different ways.
Today, somewhat removed from its original context the phrase has acquired a range of different meanings. Some interpretations understand it as meaning that only a healthy mind can lead to a healthy body, then again perhaps it means that a healthy body can produce and sustain a healthy mind.
Whichever way you look at it, a healthy body, and a healthy mind, are inextricably linked; joined by an invisible thread that weaves them togethe...
When I’m feeling a bit down and out of control I reach for chocolate. It’s always chocolate, Rolo’s, Aero, Tex, Chuckles and Cadbury’s Hazelnut and Topdeck slabs are among my favourites. Somehow, within a few minutes it lifts my spirits and I start to feel better
That’s only a short term effect however, until I realise how many calories I have consumed and how much fat I have just added to my hips, not to mention the persistent cellulite thigh zone that has never cooperated with any diet plan or fad eating habit I have tried.
I’m definitely not a lone recovering chocoholic in a sea of junk food addicts.
Most of us know that chocolate is junk food and junk food increases your risk of developing chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and the list goes on. Studies have shown that there is a link between chocolate consumption and depression. Maybe you already know this.
Dr Natalie Rose and her colleagues from the University of California carried out some research and pu...