Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental health > Health-in-Motion 29 June 2016 No need to follow that strict diet Most of us find sticking to a strict diet for an extended period of time very difficult. The good news is that you don’t have to. Dutch scientists have recently shown that allowing yourself one scheduled ‘naughty’ day per week to indulge in limited quantities of non-diet foods, like chocolate and other sweets, may actually help you to lose weight in the long run. The reason is simple: permitting yourself the occasional treat tends to help you resist temptation for the rest of the time. 0 More in Newsletters Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits? More: Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental healthHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 7 Unusual ways to take care of your heart Fitness 7 top butt exercises for guys Medical Hot flashes at night linked to depression Medical 5 common reasons why you may have a bad back Lifestyle Dagga may cause relapse in psychosis sufferers Sex A happy spouse may keep you healthy From our sponsors Win one of 25 Webers valued at R2000 each! How to still have a good life with diabetes Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Lose weight Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits.