Health & happiness

Beyond the hashtag

Judging from the killer bodies we see on Instagram or the inspirational quotes we read on blogs, healthy living is a one-way-ticket to happiness. But evidence suggests otherwise. Peer pressure, eating disorders and a negative self-image are the alarming side-effects of new wellness trends. When does a healthy lifestyle become an unhealthy habit?



donderdag 8 februari 2018 - 17:30
Where do we draw the line between extreme diets and eating disorders? Clinical psychologist Prof Eric van Furth on orthorexia and problematic eating behaviour.
donderdag 1 maart 2018 - 17:30
More kale, less bread: what we eat is linked to personal identity and beliefs. What is the science behind this? With nutrition scientist Prof Renger Witkamp.
donderdag 5 april 2018 - 17:30
Being fit is considered a virtue, but what if you do not adhere to the standard? Social scientist Dr Noortje van Amsterdam shows the effects of bodily norms.
donderdag 17 mei 2018 - 17:30
Social media posts continuously confront us with what we should live and look like. Behavioural scientist Dr Dian de Vries on how this affects our self-image.


maandag 11 juni 2018
Photos of fit and handsome boys and girls fill your feed when you scroll through Instagram. How does looking at perfectly sculpted bodies and faces affect your self-esteem?
woensdag 11 april 2018
We have very strong ideas about what a healthy body should look like. What are the consequences if you don't fit the picture?
dinsdag 6 maart 2018
In the search for dietary advice, more and more people turn to food bloggers and celebrities, instead of nutrition scientists. How did that happen?
woensdag 14 februari 2018
People who adhere to a strict diet of healthy food to a point that it endangers their wellbeing, suffer from ‘orthorexia’.