Saturday, 4 July 2015

Food, advertising and trying too hard for wellbeing

1. Fitness foods may give the false (subconscious?) impression that they are a substitute for exercise - hence making the purchasers less fit!
food advertising versus children health

study author Jörg Königstorfer, chair of sport and health management at Technische Universität München in Germany. “Don’t rely on these misleading labels.”

heart healthy food, ask your heart (feelings) what to eat

2. Orthorexia nervosa, is emerging as a dangerous eating disorder. People start out avoiding some of the foods that potentially did them the most damage, but become overly concerned with 'nutritional value'.

Five warning signs to look out for are given in the article at


advertising, corporations,  matrix, psychology,  healthyfood,  selfcare, exercise

summary as a tweet:

#OverThinking can be a curse when pursuing a #HealthyFood diet (Orthorexia nervosa).
Good food = #joy, pleasure, health and vibrant #colours.
regular varied #exercise is the perfect complement to quality food.



pete said...

#wellbeing does not require obsession with food - Orthorexia nervosa, is emerging as a dangerous #eatingdisorder.

health & psychology said...

#psychology and #healthyfood

Healthy images could be used to rouse people from junk food compulsion

The research has been conducted using laboratory rats (!) but the implications are clear.

In the same way that unscrupulous corporations (and their flunkies) use advertising to promote profitable obesity and damage to health, health professionals paid by a public spirited government (if we ever get one) can condition 'consumers' (aka people) to feel sick at the very idea of eating profitable junk.

pete said...

#healthyfood is never likely to receive the #advertising promotion in mainstream media that profitable junkfood does.

So healthy, whole, ~#organic foods, which are mostly fruit, vegetables and whole grains, depend for their promotion on us!

blogging, #SocialMediaForGood, sharing & community,

#LeadByExample, #children are watching