August 15, 2013

We’d Rather Owe Than Waddle

1 Americans Choose Low Weight over No Debt

Are you more bothered by the physical weight you now carry or the financial debt you now carry? A survey conducted by Credit Karma and Harris Interactive found that 49 percent of men, but only 38 percent of women, say that their weight is more important to them than their debt, while 68 percent of women and 61 percent of men admit they think more about how they look than about what they owe, and 35 percent of us overall are more worried about our appearance than our finances. Unsurprisingly, as we age we tend to fret less over our weight and more over our debts, perhaps because the latter accumulate more rapidly over time. Finally, asked if they would be willing to gain 25 pounds in trade for being completely free of debt, 72 percent of those polled said no way.

More at 11alive.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Paying Groups to Lose Weight Works

Tags: Americans' Concerns, Weight Versus Debt, What Worries Americans, How Important Is Weight, Americans' Priorities

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2 Exercise, a Common Prescription for Insomnia

Exercise is a common prescription for insomnia but walking on a treadmill for 45 minutes won’t guarantee a good night’s sleep. It takes 4 months of consistent daily exercise to affect sleep, finds new research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "If you have insomnia you won't exercise yourself into sleep right away," says lead study author Kelly Glazer Baron. "It's a long-term relationship. You have to keep at it and not get discouraged." Previous studies were done on people who didn’t suffer from sleep disturbances.This is the first long-term study to show the effects of daily exercise on people with sleep problems. Participants were older women, a population with the highest prevalence of sleep problems. The takeaway? Just do it. Exercise will help in the long run.

More at Eurekalert.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Tart Cherry Juice May Be Natural Cure for Insomnia

Tags: Insomnia, Insomnia and Exercise, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Kelly Glazer Baron

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