Health & Fitness Articles of the Week – 12/21/14

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Running– Now I tend to not post a lot of articles from popsugar as mainly I don’t know the validity of their pieces. However after reading this one and being a runner myself I thought the tips were actually pretty good. My biggest advice for someone who is just starting to run, especially longer distances. Buy nice running shoes! Yes it is a big investment to spend over $100 on a pair, but if you get an injury that will end up costing you way more in the long run.

Eating At Night Does Not Make You Fat– “When you have your meals does not directly influence weight gain. Don’t misunderstand that message. If skipping breakfast causes you to binge the rest of the day, then breakfast is the right option for you. Or if more food at night sends you straight to your snack panty, you want to be mindful of your late night eating. These are both behavioral triggers and dependent on your reactions to eating patterns. Just as you can be perfectly healthy and skip breakfast every day, you can also be lean, fit, and energized by having your biggest meal at night.”

What’s Tylenol Doing to Our Minds?– I for one have probably taken more then my fair share of over the counter pain medications over the years. I was raised if you have a pain just pop a pill and get rid of it. This new research is intriguing, but also a little scary considering how many people take Tylenol. and “New research this week found that Tylenol altered the way subjects passed moral judgments. The way people pass moral judgments is not necessarily indicative of their level of existential anxiety. But acetaminophen indeed appears to be affecting people’s perspectives, which further muddies our already complex relationship to the drug. ”

 The Myth of Comfort Food– The short story of this article is comfort food really does not make you feel better when compared to other foods.  “Let’s not say we’re allowed to eat something because it will make us feel better about whatever we’re suffering,” she said. “People are looking for a justification to eat something unhealthy. Just eat the ice cream! It’s not magical. But it is yummy.”

You Can’t ‘Turn Fat Into Muscle’– It is funny, having gone through a big weight loss I never paused to stop and think about where all of the fat was actually going. It looks like metabolized mainly into carbon dioxide, and some water that goes into urine. Who knew?

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Photo from Huff Post

 

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