Becoming more physically active is one of the most common ambitions for a healthier lifestyle. For most, it will only confirm the saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, as it is very difficult to replace the old and well-practiced habits such as watching tv series or playing video games. Read More
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About Ole Melkevik, PhD psychology
PhD psychology with broad thematic interests. Currently working with a wide range of public health and data related issues in Frederiksberg municipality.
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Should we sacrifice individual freedom for the benefit of the population health? Or should we simply help those who really need it? These are questions that health authorities in all countries struggle with. Frequently, these questions are treated exclusively as political and ideological questions of individual freedom, or paternalism.
Insomnia, chronic pain and depression are common disorders and a lot of people are likely to experience one or more of these during their lifetime. In this article, I will explain why these three disorders tend to occur within the same people, and how having one of them may lead to an increased risk of getting one or both of the other disorders. Finally, I will discuss why this is important to be aware of. Read More
All parents want their children to live long and healthy lives, and for many, this leads them to encourage their children to participate in organized sports activities.
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