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EP06: Stuart Biddle PhD and Why We Need To Sit Less and Move More

Shannon Harvey

I record all the audio for The Whole Health Life podcast from a desk that allows me to work standing up as well as sitting down. I do this because when I was writing my book last year, I learned that even doing the recommended amount of exercise each day may not be enough to counter-act the harmful effects of sitting down too much – in fact I spoke with researchers who so worried about the effects of too much sitting, they’re actually calling sitting the new smoking. In this podcast you’ll hear my chat with Stuart Biddle – a Professor... Read full article »


EP05: Andrew Holmes PhD and the Microbiome

Shannon Harvey

If you’re a regular listener to The Whole Health Life you’ll know that I dive with gusto into the scientific evidence showing links between our health and our emotions, stress levels, relationships, beliefs, diet, sleep, exercise and daily habits. But of all the topics in health science that I closely follow, there is one that stands out as having the greatest potential to revolutionise the way we approach wellness and the treatment of chronic disease – the microbiome. It’s thought that up to 100 trillion microbes call your gut home.⁠ Disruptions to the balance of your gut “wildlife” are associated with ... Read full article »


EP04: Till Roenneberg PhD and Sleeping Better

Shannon Harvey

If you’re anything like me, you’re familiar with Monday-itis. A terrible affliction, with symptoms that usually present at the start of the week. You feel tired and flat and you have to drag yourself out of bed. While you might think that this is simply because you don’t want your weekend to be over, my guest on this podcast episode offers an alternative explanation. You might, in fact, be suffering from something called “Social Jetlag” And it has a lot to do with your sleeping behaviour.  Till Roenneberg from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich is a leader in the field of chronobiology... Read full article »


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