Too busy to catch all the week's fitness, diet, and workout news as it happened? Here's a quick wrap-up of what was getting buzz.
Hostile, Angry Men More Likely to Gain Weight
The angrier men get, the more likely they are to gain weight in the next two decades, reports Diet Blog. The study, conducted in the United Kingdom, was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology; you could simply watch the expanding waistline of your average screaming pro football coach, though, and come to this conclusion on your own. (Women didn't see the same results, but we certainly get angry too.) Hostility is associated with depression, poor diet, and lack of exercise, all of which can contribute to extra pounds.
Whoops! Biggest Loser Did Not Run Entire Marathon
This will probably shock only those who believe that everything that happens on The Hills is, like, totally spontaneous: Footage from a recent episode of The Biggest Loser was manipulated to suggest that a contestant actually finished a marathon. Runner's World describes how Dane Patterson didn't, as he said on TV, run an entire marathon. Instead, when he feared he wouldn't finish the race within the cutoff time limit, he caught a ride with the TV crew and drove on up the road a few miles, then hopped out and finished with a smile. That little part wasn't explained on TV. Patterson says he went back later to walk the miles he missed the first time around. You don't need to make the leap to a marathon to enjoy running, though; here's how to give running a try.
Pro-Exercise Signs Make People Eat More?
It seems weird, but apparently signs encouraging people to exercise may actually make them eat more than they otherwise would, Science Daily reports. People who saw the pro-exercise message ate a third more than people who saw messages encouraging them to make friends. It shows the importance of testing public health messages and tactics before rolling them out, since you never know what unintended consequences may pop up. Here are 4 scientifically supported tricks you can use to stop mindless eating.
Spring Ahead, Work Out at Night
FitSugar has one suggestion for how to welcome daylight saving time: Try working out in the evening. It'll be dark in the morning when your alarm rings on Monday, but you'll have extra light in the evening. Use that time to shake off work stress with your favorite activity or sport. Wonder why the heck we monkey with the clocks in the first place? Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about daylight saving time.