TV while tex­ting can IM­PROVE YOUR SNACK CHOICE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

Es­pe­cially if you also cou­ple them both with on­line shop­ping, says a study from Michi­gan State Univer­sity in the US. While screen mul­ti­task­ing is gen­er­ally thought to be un­healthy, re­searchers say that when it’s as­so­ci­ated with pos­i­tive feel­ings, it en­cour­ages you to make more ra­tio­nal snack­ing de­ci­sions. Over­load your­self with dig­i­tal con­tent, though, and your stress lev­els will in­crease, driv­ing you to com­fort-eat. The re­searchers found that peo­ple who watched TV and texted while do­ing some easy shop­ping on­line were 26 per cent more likely to nosh on healthy snacks than junk food. On the other hand, peo­ple who com­bined watch­ing TV and tex­ting with on­line tasks like read­ing ar­ti­cles or tak­ing a quiz were 32 per cent more likely to eat junk. We know what we’re do­ing tonight!

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