It looks like many of you were fans of my bite-sized churro idea! I saw it pop up on Pinterest, so thanks for sharing the love
Lots of cool studies were published around the web this week. In case you haven’t seen them, I’ve summed up some of my favorite reads below. Enjoy!
In the news:
Even exercise may not help sedentary workers, according to a new study. The results showed that the muscles are inactive about 70 per cent of the day, irrespective of whether the day included any fitness training. When the muscles are inactive for long periods, the fat metabolism, for example, can change into being disadvantageous to one’s health.
A new study from the American Heart Association shows you can sleep your way skinny. Turns out, the more you are awake, the more you eat — seems obvious, no?
Here’s what they found from this small study of 17 people who spent eight days living in a lab.
- The sleep-deprived group slept 80 minutes less per night than the control group. They consumed about 550 calories more than the control group.
- Despite the fact that they were awake longer, the sleep-deprived group burned about the same number of calories as the control group.
So 80 more minutes awake, on average, equals 550 calories?! That was incredibly surprising, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. If you go to bed early, you aren’t going to get those late night impulses to clean out the cookie jar — not that I would know anything about that.
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And finally, no need to hide your chocolate bunnies! A new study shows that regular chocolate eaters are actually thinner. So go ahead, indulge.