Self control vs trust and autonomy

It’s interesting that some health professionals think that there is possibly something wrong with the child that leads to obesity. Rather than looking at what is interfering with the child’s natural ability to regulate intake according to hunger and appetite, some parents and professionals look for deficits in the child. Self-control, generally defined as the…

Why you should service your bike regularly

A few weeks ago I noticed something up with my bike. It had this squeak that kept progressively getting worse and worse. I gave it a wash, and it still sounded like a mouse was stuck somewhere. Riding seemed like such an effort too. Perhaps it was time to get a bike service? When I…

Why you should service your bike regularly

A few weeks ago I noticed something up with my bike. It had this squeak that kept progressively getting worse and worse. I gave it a wash, and it still sounded like a mouse was stuck somewhere. Riding seemed like such an effort too. Perhaps it was time to get a bike service? When I…

Why you should service your bike regularly

A few weeks ago I noticed something up with my bike. It had this squeak that kept progressively getting worse and worse. I gave it a wash, and it still sounded like a mouse was stuck somewhere. Riding seemed like such an effort too. Perhaps it was time to get a bike service? When I…

School kitchen garden programs: harvesting a healthier generation

The statistics are alarming. Around one quarter of Australian children aged 5-14 years old were overweight/obese in 2014-15; a problem which remains an urgent concern for the population’s health. Along with a moderate-strong risk of childhood obesity continuing into adolescence, there are negative implications for their long-term health status, especially in relation to a child’s mental and social…

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