Monday, July 17, 2017

Eating your feelings? Sleep on Stress

Researchers from Michigan State University evaluated work related stress and unhealthy food choices.  
"A good night's sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating in the evening, indicates a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar.
The study, published online in the Journal of Applied Psychology, is one of the first to investigate how psychological experiences at work shape eating behaviors.  
'We found that employees who have a stressful workday tend to bring their negative feelings from the workplace to the dinner table, as manifested in eating more than usual and opting for more junk food instead of healthy food,' said Chu-Hsiang Chang, MSU associate professor of psychology and study co-author."

Read the full article here