Daily Archives: April 19, 2010

Lose The Chair

According to Barry Braun, University of Massachusetts kinesthesiologist, writing in the American College of Sports Medicine Newsletter: “Standing…may contribute to daily energy expenditure without triggering the caloric compensation effect.” Stand up guy.

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The Gremlin Named Grhelin

Why do many of us struggle to control desires for food? Siren calls to eat can lead to fatal rocks of obesity. Turns out one of the sirens is not mental, not a lack of willpower. It’s a hormone named acylated ghrelin. It increases desire for tasty delights. So we must strap our wills to the mast and sail past the seductions of Ghrelin.