Posts Tagged ‘healthy behaviors’

Conflicted Interests in the Healthy Living Industry

March 6, 2022 — The law of the instrument suggests that the tool at hand when a problem presents itself seems like the right one to use. When all we have is a hammer, everything looks a bit more like a nail. So we pound it. And in the healthy living industry (aka wellness) we have quite a hammer. […]

Worshiping a False God of Healthy Choices

December 5, 2021 — Who can possibly argue with the virtue of healthy choices? And yet, that’s precisely what Anita Sreedhar and Anand Gopal are doing in a provocative commentary about the root of our problems in coping with a public health emergency. Much of the world has fallen into a trap: walking away from the common good of […]

Who’s Feeling Stressed from COVID-19?

April 2, 2020 — Believe it or not, we are still in the early days of coping with the pandemic of COVID-19. Yes, if you live in New York City or Italy or China, you might think you’re well into it. But the truth is that the effect of this biological disaster will come in waves. It’s going to […]

From Weight Watchers to WW to Healthier Youth?

August 14, 2019 — WW is stepping out on a limb and we hope the world is ready for it. Not quite a year after walking away from its identity as Weight Watchers, it’s taking a bold step. WW is rolling out Kurbo by WW for kids 8-17 with excess weight and obesity. Is this something that can be […]

How Planning, Not Choosing, Makes Better Eating

August 17, 2016 — Self help literature is full of advice for living in the moment. But when it comes to shaping better dietary patterns, planning ahead, not choosing in the moment, makes for better eating. If you want to understand why, look to the marketers who devote their careers to understanding how to prompt the impulse to consume. […]