Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
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This week exercise leads to better habits, Big Food manufactures authenticity, and sleep reduces stress eating.
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- Exercise Has a Cascade of Positive Effects, Study Finds – Being active is arguably the single best thing you can do for health and well-being, and that one great habit is often a catalyst for others. (WSJ)
- Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies – Of course, dramatic weight loss is not one of the benefits of exercise, though it can help with moderate weight loss and weight maintenance. It also helps you look amazing. This is an excellent review of the science if you’re curious why. (Vox)
- Yoplait Learns to Manufacture Authenticity to Go With Its Yogurt – I LOLed several times while reading this. Also some fantastic insights into how desperately Big Food wants your money. (NY Times)
- ‘Of All the Categories of Fake News, Health News Is the Worst’ – Alas, this is true. (The Atlantic)
- E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show – Outrageous. Just as alarming, “The Board of Scientific Counselors had 68 members two months ago. It will have 11 come Sept. 1.” (NY Times)
- The Paradox of American Restaurants – Fascinating insights into why American restaurants are simultaneously booming and struggling. (The Atlantic)
- The Best Place for Storing Cucumbers – OMG! Does anyone do this? I’m so intrigued. (The Kitchn)
- Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep – Good to see scientists are finally starting to ask these questions, since in my experience stress and emotions are the crux of why people struggle to maintain healthy habits. P.S. Get to bed on time. (ScienceDaily)
- The Church of CrossFit – Amirite?? Great insights into the appeal of culty workout scenes like CrossFit and Soulcycle. This is not a bad thing. Finding motivations bigger than yourself are an excellent way to stick with habits. (The Atlantic)
- Greek Cauliflower Rice with Feta and Olives – I love simple-yet-interesting dishes like this, especially in the summer. (Foraged Dish)
What inspired you this week?