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EAT RIGHT RULE Forcing kids to clean their plate diminishes their ability to monitor and react to their own satiation signals.
Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers Better Commercial Diet Choices
Per Reuters: "An updated review of 11 popular commercial diets found that only Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers show evidence for effective long-term weight loss. Doctors might prioritize these options when talking to patients about commercial weight loss programs, at least until other types of diets, like Nutrisystem or SlimFast, have produced substantial evidence of consistent long-term results, the experts conclude." For the full story, click here.
Working Up a Sweat: It Could Save Your Life
Per Science Daily: "Physical activity that makes you puff and sweat is key to avoiding an early death, a large study of middle-aged and older adults has found. The researchers followed 204,542 people for more than six years, and compared those who engaged in only moderate activity (such as gentle swimming, social tennis, or household chores) with those who included at least some vigorous activity (such as jogging, aerobics or competitive tennis)." For the full story, click here.
Can Certain Foods Improve Eyesight?
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Mom always said to eat those carrots—they’ll improve your eyesight. Some people attribute that old belief to World War II propaganda that claimed munching on carrots was the reason British pilots had perfect night vision (they were actually using radar). Is there a kernel of truth in Mom’s pleas? Not really, says one expert, Emily Y. Chew, a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and deputy director of epidemiology and clinical applications with the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Chew explains why kale is important to vision and how people really are what they eat." For the full story, click here.
Mountain Dew Is Launching a New 'Throwback' Soda Inspired by Its Tennessee Roots
Per AdWeek: "Mountain Dew mascot Willy the Hillbilly is making another comeback with DewShine, the brand's new soda. To introduce the citrus-flavored beverage, which is made with real sugar and comes in clear glass bottles—the brand is calling it a "throwback"— the company is leaning on its Tennessee roots." For the full story, click here.
It’s Healthy to Put a Good Spin on Your Life
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Two studies, published together in March in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, showed that people who frame events in their lives—even negative ones—in positive ways have better mental health, and those who frame events in negative ways have poorer mental well-being." For the full story, click here.
Why Strenuous Runs May Not Be So Bad For You After All
Per BBC: "A recent study reported that joggers who exercise strenuously have the same life expectancy as people who do barely any exercise at all. But the author has now admitted he hasn't actually proved this." For the full story, click here.