Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings, reveals study

Families with multiple children tend to make more healthy eating decisions than families with a single child

Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings, reveals studyA new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found that only-children, who researchers refer to as ‘singletons,’ had less healthy family eating practices, beverage choices, and total Healthy Eating Index 2010 score, coming in lower on three out of the 12 areas measured. They also had significantly lower total […]

Effective ways to deal with stress-eating

Stress affects people emotionally and physically. It disrupts relationships, decision making and even diets. That is why the public coined the term ‘stress eating.’ It happens when emotions control a person’s consumption of food and not the body

Effective ways to deal with stress-eatingStress eating may have some negative effects. It encourages people to eat unhealthy set of foods and reduce physical activity, which both can contribute to sudden weight gain. “Stress might also disrupt sleep and drive people to seek out food when they wouldn’t normally — such as in the middle of the night,” Fatima Cody […]

Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently – suggests study

Getting more exercise than normal, or being more sedentary than usual, for one day may be enough to affect sleep later that night, according to a new study led by Penn State

Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently – suggests studyIn a one-week micro-longitudinal study, the researchers found that when teenagers got more physical activity than they usually did, they got to sleep earlier, slept longer and slept better that night. Specifically, the team found that for every extra hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, the teens fell asleep 18 minutes earlier, slept 10 minutes longer […]