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Required Reading: Top 5 Health and Wellness Links of the Week (November 12, 2010)

Posted Nov 12 2010 10:58am
A woman skeptically looking at a human-size banana

Here’s the second installment of our weekly health and wellness news roundup.  Ignore these articles at your own peril…  (Alright, so we’re being a little dramatic, but this stuff is worth reading – trust us!)

1.  Learning to Love Veggies: Readers Weight In (New York Times)

How do you get people (and especially kids) to eat more veggies? Focus less on the health benefits and more on the delicious flavors. We agree! Read more here…

2.  Daily Exercise Helps Keep the Sniffles Away (

Looking to avoid getting sick during this cold & flu season?  Get outside and go for run.  What?  Yeah, we know, we had to read it to believe it, too.   See why this works on…

3. 8 Ways to Tame a Raging Appetite (Men’s Health)

A great collection of tips (for both guys and girls) for helping you tame hunger cravings between meals. Our quick takeaway: if you’re really, truly hungry (and Men’s Health will tell you how to figure this out), eat a small, healthy snack that tides you over for a few hours. Much more to learn over at Men’s Health…

4. Twinkie Diet Helps Nutrition Professor Lose 27 Pounds (

We don’t endorse eating Twinkies to prove that it’s about calorie intake in relation to calorie expenditure that matters in weight loss.  That’s simple science.  We added this article to our links post because we want to express our sorrow for this professor’s body, which is probably malnourished and screaming for something other than chemicals.  How does this guy look to you?

5. BANANAS (The New Yorker)

Roz Chast celebrates fruit but vents his frustration with the banana, nature’s most poorly designed fruit (in his estimation): “The main problem I have with the banana is its packaging. Whoever came up with it must have been running out of time and went with his or her first idea, which sometimes works out well, but sometimes you need to step away from the drawing board.” If you’re in the mood to chuckle to yourself this Friday afternoon, give it a quick read over at The New Yorker.

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