Category Archives: Nutrition: Habits

It’s not just what we eat but when we eat it

Newswise — LA JOLLA–These days, with the abundance of artificial light, TV, tablets and smartphones, adults and children alike are burning the midnight oil. What they are not burning is calories: with later bedtimes comes the tendency to eat. A … Continue reading

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11 Bad Habits That Bloat You, Some of Them Borderline Healthy

Sometimes it comes from excess air trapped in your digestive tract. Other times it feels like a basketball is stuck in your abdomen, or your entire midsection has been flooded with water. Whatever bloating feels like to you, one thing’s … Continue reading

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The Four Hidden Habit Skills

By Leo Babauta When you learn a new skill, feedback is important: if you fall off a bike, you need to make an adjustment so you don’t keep falling. But when people learn the skill of creating new habits, they … Continue reading

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Calories are counted automatically by your brain

As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, you may be thinking about how each food will taste and whether it’s nutritious, or you may be trying to decide what you’re in the mood for. … Continue reading

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What you eat affects your productivity: Harvard Business Review

Think back to your most productive workday in the past week. Now ask yourself: On that afternoon, what did you have for lunch? When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to … Continue reading

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The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to … Continue reading

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How we form habits and change existing ones

Much of our daily lives are taken up by habits that we’ve formed over our lifetime. An important characteristic of a habit is that it’s automatic- we don’t always recognize habits in our own behavior. Studies show that about 40 … Continue reading

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Willpower for Dummies

Willpower For Dummies shows you how to train, strengthen, and improve your willpower in seven easy steps! Written by a clinical psychologist and cognitive therapist, the book proves that willpower can be learned like any other skill, and provides tons … Continue reading

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9 terrible habits to drop right now

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list. Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs and productivity experts recommend the idea highly as a huge productivity booster that will help you free … Continue reading

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Poor physical, financial health driven by same factors

Poor physical health and financial health are driven by the same underlying psychological factors, finds a new study out of the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers Lamar Pierce, PhD, associate professor of strategy at Olin … Continue reading

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Chewing gum and the 9 other nervous habits that harm your health

Nervous habits are often more annoying to the people around you than to yourself, but some types of fidgeting and fussing can do real harm. Here, experts reveal the reasons why nail-biting, hair-twirling, and other seemingly harmless habits can be … Continue reading

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New Federal lunch standards ready to roll

Newswise — Thousands of schools around the country already are finding new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal lunch standards that begin this year. With the arrival of the 2014-15 school year, … Continue reading

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Why people think about their health early in the week

San Diego, Calif. (April 18, 2014) ― A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern that could be leveraged to improve public health strategies. Investigators from San … Continue reading

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