A study found that TV food advertisements increase kids’ preference for unhealthy processed junk food. Okay, but those are just dumb kids. Advertising doesn’t work on you, right?
Well, advertisers are certainly doing something right: 25% of Americans’ calories now come from snacks (and they aren’t marketing steaks, eggs, and fresh greens). I think when something makes up a quarter of your calories, it no longer qualifies as a snack.
Here’s more evidence that bigger, less frequent meals (maybe with a bit of intermittent fasting) are a better choice for most people.
Kelly Starrett visits Google and addresses the sitting issue.
What does your walk say about your health?
Speaking of which, more and more evidence accumulates for the benefits of moving frequently at a slow pace.
Some nice thoughts on the emergence of meditation as a response to the tumult of relatively modern life (in India, 500 BCE), from Wildness and Wonder.
One year ago (June 27 – July 3)
- Testosterone: Not So Manly After All? – What women need to know about their own testosterone.
- Does It Matter How Grok Slept? – Should we be paying attention to the sleep habits and positions of our ancestors?
Comment of the Week
I wonder if Grok asked the sabre-toothed tiger to wait until he’d done his stretching and warm-up exercises?
– Comment from Stevemidd on Are Stretching and Warmups Overrated?