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Running makes you... less hungry?

Normally, people think of exercisers as those who work hard, train hard, and eat like there won't be food tomorrow. Take for example, the Michael Phelps breakfast of champions:
The NY Times Health Blog referenced a recent study from some University of Wyoming professors that demonstrates the opposite. Apparently, running would cause both men and women to reduce the calorie intake of their next meal by almost 100 more than someone who had just exercised by walking, and way more than someone who was totally sedentary. You can read the full study here. The study looked at some of the hormone and peptide production resulting after the two types of workouts. The result of running left the volunteers consuming fewer overall calories and making their calorie consumption much better regulated.
The article quotes Prof. Catia Martins as saying:
Exercise “improves the body’s ability to judgethe amount of calories consumed and to adjust for that afterward”  Now this doesn't mean that walki…

Getting Out Of Bed In The Morning

Sometimes I hear people complaining about their inability to hop right out of bed in the morning, or at least get up when the alarm goes off. I have heard (and experienced) of varied challenges ranging from difficulty sitting up, tight lower or upper back muscles, disorientation when arising, and a few others.

The problem with this is that it makes it even morechallenging to get your day started when it's not starting off correctly.

Let's try to examine the most obvious issues:
How old is your mattress and is it sinking or sagging?What is your sleep position?Where is the pain? If your mattress is 10 years old, then it's probably a good time to go shopping. When the mattress starts to sag, you will start dragging at opposing muscles and perhaps even alter your sleep position. The sagging is the worst thing that can happen. If your not ready to buy a new bed, just try rolling a towel or yoga mat and slide it either under your lower back (if you sleep on your back) or under yo…