Calms anxiety + con­trols ap­petite

First For Women - - Health -

There’s a good rea­son adult col­or­ing books are so pop­u­lar: The repet­i­tive mo­tion and fine mo­tor con­trol re­quired to color trig­ger the for­ma­tion of re­lax­ing al­pha brain waves, cut­ting stress in half in 10 min­utes, say Bri­tish sci­en­tists. Ad­di­tional re­search sug­gests that you can ef­fort­lessly shed 2 pounds a month if you spend 5 min­utes col­or­ing when crav­ings strike. The rea­son: Col­or­ing dis­tracts the cere­bral cor­tex—the brain re­gion that causes you to be pre­oc­cu­pied with food, de­rail­ing healthy eat­ing.

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