Thursday, March 8, 2012

Interesting Articles

I'm not a big fan of the news, world or health. It's actually really quite depressing when you read it, though that may be because half of the time stories get sensationalized. I still read it though, depressing or not, and occasionally I come across an article (or two) that are meaningful.  This week I actually found a couple!

Be It Resolved: New Year's Resolutions Stick When Willpower Is Reinforced
I'm actually rather late in this article since it was first published just about two months ago. Surprisingly, this is the first time that I'd heard of any research regarding willpower being an actual form of mental energy powered by glucose. I wonder if that's actually why I have such a hard time controlling myself when I get too hungry. No fuel for the mental fire! Despite the fact that I think the example success story doesn't help any normal person relate, it contains a lot of great ideas that I have used in my weight loss and maintenance. It's definitely worth a read!

How Exercise Can Change Your DNA
I'm not sure I know how I feel about this article yet. I'll be interested to see future studies on the topic for sure.

If you read them, let me know what you thought down below! I'd love to hear.