Health & Fitness Articles of the Week – 03/23/15

Video Feature: Apps for Tracking Fitness and Losing Weight– There are so many fitness apps out there now days, it makes it hard to know which ones are worth trying and which ones to skip. I use My Fitness Pal and have for years. However there looks to be some other really good ones out there now depending on what you need it for. Check it out if you are wanting a little help with your health goals.

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety– “As a rule, humans prefer certainty to uncertainty. Studies have shown that people would rather definitely get an electric shock now than maybe be shocked later, and show greater nervous-system activation when waiting for an unpredictable shock (or other unpleasant stimulus) than an expected one. Where people differ is in the degree to which uncertainty bothers them.”

How To Avoid Getting Bored with Dinner-This article is very simple. It gives some basic yet good tips on on how to break up the monotony of cooking every night. I think one of the hardest things about staying healthy is not getting bored with what you eat. My other tip, really experiment with spices. They can make a world of a difference. A chicken breast can taste completely different just based on how you cook it (bake, boil, roast) and how you spice it up.

Eating at Night Does Not Make You Fat– I for one like to back load my calories, which simply means I tend to eat more at night then during the day. For me it is a nice way to un-rind after work. I can enjoy what I eat and not worry as much. It is nice to know science supports my habit. “Whether it’s real life examples of people that enjoy massive late meals or research from scientists all over the world, one thing is clear: when you have your meals does not directly influence weight gain.” “While the foods you eat are very important, as is the quality, you can’t discount calories.  “Your body does not store more fat more readily at night than at other times during the day.” Your body’s ability to gain weight is mainly about what you eat and how much, not when you eat.”

 

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