New research from the Mental Health Foundation has revealed that millions of teenagers in Britain worry about their body image. Friends and social media seem to be causing teenagers to worry or feel ashamed about their bodies; leading more than a third to develop a negative relationship with food. In this episode, Adam Cox talks to Dr Antonis Kousoulis, Director at The Mental Health Foundation, and Frances Shillito, an eating disorders advisor, to find out more - and to find out what it is that parents and schools should be doing to help.
Adam talks to Lauren Vasquez, an engineer for British Gas about research that suggests that first time buyers don’t investigate the energy efficiency of their first home purchase. This is surprising since many first time buyers are financially stretched with the cost of the deposit and the monthly mortgage and initial home buying costs. The unknown energy costs of the property could cause additional stress on an already stressful financial decision. Lauren offers some tips on how to make sense of an Energy Performance Certificate and how to make homes more energy efficient.
New research reveals that nearly a third of Brits say that they fear the dentist’s chair and 79% say they are put off receiving dental advice as a result – which could explain why nearly 100,000 fewer people visited the dentist last year. Fear is just one of the reasons why we are avoiding the chair, with time and cost also stopping 1 in 7 of us from taking a visit. So, Are we risking our oral health by not taking more regular visits to the dentist?
Earlier I spoke to dentist Cathal Hayes and the CEO of Centre for Dentistry who carried out the research Lisa Riley.
In this episode, Adam Cox talks to fashion sustainability expert and founder of Nothing to Wear, Cyrine Joaristi. Cheap production lines and social media influencers have created a perfect storm of fashion waste, resulting in 10 billion pounds worth of clothes sitting unworn in British wardrobes. With the clothing industry now sitting in second place for most polluting industry in the world, the consequences of throwaway fashion are real and damaging. How can we as consumers help turn the tide?
Thanks to the internet and social media, we are more connected than ever – so why is it that loneliness remains a growing issue? Joining Adam Cox to discuss this is leading psychologist, Dr Linda Papadopoulos. Could it be that modern technology is actually to blame for rising feelings of solitude and inadequacy – and could “old” media, like radio, be the cure?
With small businesses spending £11.6 billion each year on litigation fees, what is the psychological and emotional cost of litigation for small businesses? In this episode, Adam Cox is joined by Olena Gulyanytska and Tom Cadman from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Together they explore the other avenues available to small businesses for settling legal disputes, which can often have much more satisfying outcomes for all parties involved.
Adam talks to Christopher Mayr and Heidi Teschemacher from Life Extension Europe about why so many people set health related new years resolutions. They discuss the problems of adherence and why so many people follow resolutions on social media without investigating if they are actually healthy or indeed scientifically valid. They offer tips about setting health resolutions you can stick to that actually do result in an improvement in health and well-being.
On Modern Mindset this week, Adam Cox is once again diving into the world of our mental health and well being - but with a twist! How do dogs, man's longest and most loyal companion, improve our lives? He talks to Kellie Ceccarelli a veterinary nurse and Roxy Carr a 17 year old dog owner and author about the psychological and mental health benefits of owning a pet dog. Many people will wait till they own their own house or have a family before getting a dog but Roxy persuaded her parents to allow her to own a dog at the age of 11. She took all the responsibility of walks, training and care and found many health and wellbeing advantages. She features her story with Poppy, a cockapoo in a new book called ‘A Pawfect Pair’.with Kelly and Roxy to find out what a difference dogs can really make to our lives.
Whether preparing a meal that takes 15 minutes or 50, home cooks can be forgiven for taking a moment to applaud their own efforts after plating up. Social data from HelloFresh shows that nearly 30,000 customers paused before eating their home-cooked meals and shared photos demonstrating feelings of pride and a sense of achievement. Dr Christy Ferguson discusses how taking time to appreciate the food that we have made can be beneficial to our mental wellbeing.
The high street, once a popular choice for shoppers, has faced many changes in recent years. The increase of online shopping is a clear indicator, as 1 in 3 of us will exclusively use the internet to shop this Christmas. Annette Picardo, Managing Director in the UK for Etsy, explains how people are moving towards a more mindful and conscious way of shopping. New independent research finds that people feel happier when supporting their local community and local businesses.