Don’t Dine with Your Computer

1007Eating in front of a computer can cause you to pack on the pounds! A study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proved that those participants who ate lunch in front of a computer (while playing solitaire) reported not feeling satisfied, versus those that ate the same amount without distractions and who instead felt satisfied. Allowing yourself to concentrate on just your meal will help you gauge and appreciate the act of nourishment, and will help you stop reaching for additional calories throughout the day.*

Avoid distractions when you sit down and eat. Instead, concentrate on your food, chew slowly and take the time to appreciate tastes and textures to ensure that you take it all in.

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*http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1339074/Eating-lunch-office-desk-makes-hungrier-later.html
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Volunteer to Improve Your Health

volunteergroupVolunteering is good for others…and your health! Studies show that people who volunteer are less likely to develop high blood pressure and heart disease. In addition to reducing depression and having lower mortality rates, people who volunteer experience an overall greater sense of satisfaction.*

Gain some perspective and feel-good emotions by devoting some of your free time to volunteer work. Whether you donate time at your local hospital, join a community cleanup crew or even volunteer at a pet humane society, your kind efforts will benefit both your community and your health.

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Dr. Kim

*http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/07_0506_hbr.pdf
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