LIVING LIFE IN THE FAST LANE – THE SIDE EFFECTS
Not sleeping enough. Fatigue has led to serious disasters in the workplace as well as in homes.
Negative impact on family life. Spending more time dealing with email, for example, as opposed to playing with children.
In our haste, we feed ourselves badly, and suffer the consequences. Obesity rates are rocketing, in part because we eat fast, processed food packed with sugar and fat. Eating at a gentle pace is also good for the waistline, because it gives the stomach time to tell the brain that it is full. It takes about 15 minutes for the brain to register that you have eaten too much, and if you eat too quickly, that signal comes too late. You have already eaten more by then.