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Human Behaviour House is back
I am writing this newsletter to announce the return of some expert content on The Human Behaviour Club which has now become a ‘house’ on Clubhouse. I am looking to bring back some great content creators as we launch paid subscriptions. Let me know if you think you someone with a large reach who may want to collaborate.
I recently hosted Dr Taran Toor from Holland and Barrett’s (a retail wellness store). It was a great discussion and here are some highlights-
The future of wellness will be data driven - home blood testing, DNA tests, wearable data
Health is becoming consumer centric and people are demanding health the same way they receive other commercial services with convenience being at the core. Holland and Barrett’s have designed an amazing in store experience.
The advancement of technology is leading to rapid change and the ability for us to information instantly.
The age of personalised prevention is here with a need for individuals to have access to ‘wellness’ consults and learn to improve their health.
Behaviour change is at the centre of making people healthier.
The release of Peter Attia’s book Outlive is in keeping with this shift. -
Peter Attia is a physician, researcher, and writer who focuses on the intersection of longevity, healthspan, and performance. He has a deep interest in the science of nutrition, exercise physiology, and metabolic health.
Through his work, Attia advocates for a personalized approach to health and wellness, emphasizing the importance of individualized nutrition and lifestyle interventions to optimize health outcomes. He is particularly interested in the role of nutrition in metabolic health, and has explored topics such as ketosis, fasting, and low-carbohydrate diets.
Attia also advocates for the use of data and technology to improve health outcomes, and has founded several companies focused on using advanced analytics and personalized interventions to help individuals achieve better health.
Overall, Attia's work centers on the belief that through careful attention to nutrition, lifestyle, and metabolic health, it is possible to achieve not just longer lifespan, but also better healthspan, allowing individuals to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.
Next up, Whoop has had some announcements including announcing its new feature - stress monitor which has received a lot of attention. In addition to this a new partnership with Steven Bartlett. Our Human Behaviour Club followers might remember Will Ahmed being hosted by me on the club in 2021 and the vision he outlined for human performance.
Proponents of facial exercises claim that they can help to reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin, by toning and lifting the muscles in the face.
However, the scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of facial exercises is limited. While some studies have suggested that facial exercises may help to improve muscle strength and tone in the face, there is little research to suggest that they can actually reduce wrinkles or sagging skin.
Weight loss from Cardiovascular exercise equals twice as much stomach fat loss as compared to diet alone.
Finally, I have also started reading the Age of Scientific wellness which I will cover in my next newsletter. If you want to hear the latest on Human Behaviour and Human Performance then make sure you subscribe to my newsletter and follow me over on Clubhouse where I shall be doing weekly reviews shows and posting daily links to the latest in health.