Feeling peckish? SKIPPING can banish your hunger pangs by making you feel full up

Feeling peckish How skipping can banish hunger by making you feel full upRapid up and down movement disturbs the gut and interferes with the release of hunger hormonesWeight-bearing exercise such as skipping is better at reducing appetite than other forms such as cycling By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 20 February 2013 It brings a whole new meaning to the expression 'skipping meals'.

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A Mediterranean diet WON'T stave off dementia or boost concentration in old age No evidence that eating plenty of fruit, veg and oily fish boosts concentration in old age, say French expertsUntil now, theory has been that diet prevents the blood vessels that supply the brain becoming blocked By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 17:33 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 26 January 2013 A Mediterranean diet does little for the brain and won’t prevent dementia, researchers claim.

Couples who are faithful are more fertile than those who stray

Couples who are faithful are more fertile than those who stray (at least if you're a monkey)Those who remain faithful produce 25% more offspringBirth rate difference could be down to the time it takes for new couples to get to know one anotherHaving a steady partner also reduces stress on mother By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:01 GMT, 25 January 2013 Couples who stay true to each other are more fertile than those who stray, new research has found.

Why a good night"s sleep could save your marriage (because a lack of sleep makes us grumpy)

Why a good night's sleep could save your marriage – by making you less selfish Sleep deprivation makes couples more likely to take each other for granted But those who slept well worked better together in tasks and encouraged each otherInsomniacs are known to suffer more relationship woes By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:09 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 21 January 2013 If you were thinking of turning-in a little earlier tonight, here’s an incentive.

Does no one understand you? If so, it could make you more sensitive to pain

Does no one understand you If so, you could be more sensitive to pain Physical and mental pain – such as social rejection – may be processed in the same regions of the brain But people who feel understood and valued are more tolerant to pain By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:53 GMT, 4 January 2013 People who feel they are constantly misunderstood may be more sensitive to pain.

The reason we blink? Most of the time it"s so our brains can switch off

The reason we blink Most of the time it's so our brains can switch off When we blink, our brains goes into idle mode where thoughts wander freely, say Japanese researchers These mental breaks can last anywhere from a split second to a few seconds before attention is fully restored Most of us take between 15 and 20 such moments of downtime per MINUTE By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 19:00 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 2 January 2013 We spend around 10 per cent of our waking hours with our eyes shut.

On a diet? Forget the carrot sticks – just chew each mouthful for 30 seconds

On a diet Forget the carrot sticks – just chew each mouthful for 30 secondsBirmingham researchers found this reduces appetite later in the dayThose who chewed for longer ate half as many snacks in the afternoon as those who ate normally But the researchers warn part of the weight loss effect may be because eating becomes so boring | UPDATED: 12:48 GMT, 28 December 2012 Fighting the flab might not be down to what you eat, but to how you eat it, according to new research.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair! 40% of black women admit avoiding exercise to keep their styles intact

I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair! 40% of black women admit avoiding exercise to keep their styles intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 19 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact

I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

The cheat"s guide to exercise: Taking the stairs one at a time burns MORE calories than leaping up them

The cheat's guide to exercise: Taking the stairs one at a time burns MORE calories than leaping up them | UPDATED: 17:10 GMT, 13 December 2012 The next time someone bounds past you up the stairs, there's no need to feel guilty.