November 17, 2014

Too Much "Reward” Eating?

1 Women Exercise to Lose Weight but Gain It

A new study reported by Arizona State University scientists found that while a 12-week exercise program helped some overweight, sedentary women to lose up to ten pounds of fat, far more, nearly 70 percent, actually gained weight in the form of fat. Researchers speculate that many exercisers tend to consume additional calories either out of hunger or a sense of entitlement, or become less active than normal during non-workout hours, or both. But they also found a way to tell early on whether exercise is in fact working or proving counterproductive: if you have lost weight after the first four weeks of exercise, you will probably continue to lose weight; if not, you need to work on your calorie intake and your activity level lest you actually accumulate more fat over the long term.

More at Well.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Exercise and Weight Gain, Exercise and Weight Loss, Exercise Versus Dieting, Effectiveness of Exercise, Overweight and Exercise

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Arrived with Advanced Symptoms

2 Ebola-Stricken Dr. Martin Salia Dies in U.S.

Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone aiding Ebola victims, has died in a Nebraska hospital. He was flown to the United States on November 15th and placed in the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medical Center. He was suffering from advanced symptoms of the disease, including kidney and respiratory failure when he arrived at the hospital. Dr. Salia is the third patient to have received treatment for Ebola at the medical center. He was 44 years old. A spokesperson for the Nebraska Medical Center said that Salia arrived at the hospital sicker than other patients who had been successfully treated for the disease. Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa where more than 5,000 people have died.

More at Www.abcnews.go.com | Hat tip to www.businessinsider.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: U.S. Sending Troops to Africa to Stop Ebola

Tags: Ebola, West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Dr. Martin Salia, Nebraska Medical Center, Ebola Symptoms

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Waiting Is Good

3 Cookie Monster Video Teaches Self-Control

Cookie Monster can help teach preschoolers about self-control, found a study from University of Iowa. The research found when preschoolers watched videos of Cookie Monster trying to control his desire to eat cookies, the kids showed more self-control. Cookie Monster sings, "Me want it, but me wait." Preschoolers who watched Cookie Monster practicing self-control were able to wait four minutes longer than peers who watched a different Sesame Street video. Children who viewed the Cookie Monster videos were also able to better control the impulse to shout out character names, and they remembered and repeated longer number sequences. The new Cookie Monster curriculum from Sesame Street aims to enhance working memory, teach self-control and improve ability to switch gears between activities.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Girl Scouts Say No to Selling Cookies to Save Apes

Tags: Learning Self Control, Deborah Linebarger, New Cookie Monster, Teaching Kids to Wait

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