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Broccoli v. French Fries: Study Finds Appealing to Teens’ Impulse to Rebel Can Curb Unhealthy Eating Habits

A new study finds that by appealing to widely-held adolescent values, it’s possible to reduce unhealthy eating habits and motivate better food choices among adolescents. To capture the motivating power of these values, researchers worked with group...

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Imaging the Effects of Hunger on the Brain’s Response to Food Cues

Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food cues....

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Neuron; Current Biology


Fact Check: 5 Myths About Eating with Diabetes

Do a quick online search and you’ll find thousands of diets, tips, products and tricks claiming to lower your blood sugar, or even ‘cure’ diabetes. A diabetes dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center explains the five most c...

– Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Gardening as a Child May Lead College Students to Eat More Veggies

As researchers nationwide try to get college students to eat healthier foods, they’re finding that gardening may lead to a lasting habit of eating more fruits and vegetables....

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences


Laughter-Based Exercise Program Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

Incorporating laughter into a physical activity program that is focused on strength, balance and flexibility could improve older adults’ mental health, aerobic endurance and confidence in their ability to exercise, according to a study led by Georg...

– Georgia State University

The Gerontologist


More Than Just a Cue, Intrinsic Reward Helps Make Exercise a Habit

Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new Iowa State University study. ...

– Iowa State University

Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology


UAB Partners with Local Organizations to Launch Parks Prescription Program in Birmingham

Exercise is a key to better health, and UAB is teaming up with local partners to encourage people to get outside and be active in their local parks....

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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