Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2013’

Really? The Claim: Taking a Walk After a Meal Aids Digestion

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR For many people, the food-induced stupor that often follows a big meal is a good excuse for a nap. But for some, a brief walk shortly after eating is a quick way to burn some calories and aid digestion.   Over the years, researchers have found that a post-meal walk, as short as 15 minutes, can in …

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Steps for More, and Better, Sleep

By JANE E. BRODY I regret that for most of my adult life, I treated sleep as more a luxury than a necessity. There was always something more to do before I crawled under the covers and turned out the light. I realize belatedly that I might have been more productive — and a lot nicer to live with — …

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How Carbs Can Trigger Food Cravings

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Are all calories created equal? A new study suggests that in at least one important way, they may not be. Sugary foods and drinks, white bread and other processed carbohydrates that are known to cause abrupt spikes and falls in blood sugar appear to stimulate parts of the brain involved in hunger, craving and reward, the new …

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