Thursday, September 18, 2008

Studying Makes Me Hungry

     Has anyone else noticed that since school started, they've been more hungry???

     I noticed this right around the time I read this article. Apparently, there is some preliminary research that suggests mental strain, while not burning any excess calories, might make us more hungry. 

     I can see why. We need energy for work. Food is energy, and mental tasks are definitely still work. But it just doesn't seem fair!

     I am at a job all day where I sit and stare at a computer screen. It actually makes me miss the days when I was a waitress!

     The best advice I can think of: take short walks during the day in which you give your mind a rest and your body some physical exertion. Exercise is also a good way to get energy without taking in any calories.


Anonymous said...

I sit in front of a computer all day at my job, too. I hate it. I wish I miss being on my feet and moving around!

Anonymous said...

Oops, omit that "I wish" in the last sentence!

Saket said...

Nice blog! :) The same for me! I sit at work staring at a computer screen all day. On hectic days, there is hardly a chance to venture outside.

I shall take your advice on this. I am not too far off my ideal weight, but I do need to make an effort.