The Wellness Wire: Iowa Teacher Loses 37 Pounds Eating McDonald’s, Cameron Diaz’s ‘The Body Book,’ and More

Part of staying healthy is staying in the know and keeping up to date on what’s going on in the world around us. If you’re on the go and still want to keep up with what’s trending, we’re here to help! Here are the top links of the day in bite-size pieces.

Smoking Affects Circadian Rhythm, Study Finds (via Huffington Post)

Cigarette smoke

At this point in time, if you are unaware of how terrible cigarette smoking is for your health, it is time to crawl out from underneath the nicotine encrusted rock you’ve been living under.  Studies have shown many detrimental effects of smoking, and the most recent find is that smoking can effect the circadian pattern of your lungs, making it difficult for smokers to sleep.  Just add it to the list.

The Ultimate Guide to Stressing Less in 2014 (via Greatist)

Greatist stress less

We all want to be less stressed out, but actually lowering your stress level can be way harder than it seems, and it usually seems pretty hard.  If you are looking for a place to start, this list of tips has all of the bases covered, and with a little tweaking to make it perfect for you, can turn into the perfect stress-less checklist.

13 Signs That Think They’re Soooooo Funny (via Huffington Post)

Cat puns on a sign

Usually, the message billboards you see at churches and fast-food chains have pretty normal messages like, “Stop in and try a quarter pounder.”  However, every once in a while, the person in charge of writing the messages is extremely clever and gets really punny with their job.  If I saw one of these signs while I was driving, I’d probably have to pull over.

A Science Teacher Lost 37 Pounds After Eating Nothing but McDonald’s (via Buzzfeed)

Man loses weight eating McDonalds

A science teacher in Iowa did a 3-month long weight loss experiment, and after only eating McDonald’s for 3 months, actually lost 37 pounds.  Although he was eating McDonald’s, he carefully measured his calorie, fat and cholesterol intake, and exercised every day.  The takeaway?  Whatever you are eating, as long as you make the right choices, stay consistent, and exercise, you can successfully lose weight.  I know what you’re thinking, but his cholesterol levels dropped too.

Cameron Diaz Offers Advice on Getting Your Best Body (via USA Today)

Cameron Diaz the body book


Cameron Diaz, with the help of Sandra Bark, has written a new book, offering her take and advice on eating better, exercising, and just loving your body for what it is.

What were your favorite links of the day?



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