Navigation Links
To Eat More Fruit, Picture a Fruit Salad
Date:3/6/2011

SATURDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Creating a healthy eating action plan and visualizing yourself carrying it out may help improve the way you eat, researchers suggest.

"Telling people to just change the way they eat doesn't work; we've known that for a long time," study author Barbel Knauper, an associate professor of psychology at McGill University in Montreal, said in a university news release.

"But research has shown that if people make a concrete plan about what they are going to do, they are better at acting on their intentions. What we've done that's new is to add visualization techniques to the action plan," she explained.

Her study included 177 students who were asked to set the goal of eating more fruit for a week. All of the students ate more fruit during that time. However, those who made a concrete plan, wrote it down and also visualized how they were going to carry out their plan (i.e. when, where and how they would buy, prepare and eat fruit) increased their fruit consumption twice as much as those who didn't plan or visualize.

"Athletes do lots of work mentally rehearsing their performances before competing and it's often very successful," Knauper said. "So we thought having people mentally rehearse how they were going to buy and eat their fruit should make it more likely that they would actually do it. And this is exactly what happened."

The study was published in the current issue of Psychology and Health.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers healthy eating tips.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: McGill University, news release, Feb. 25, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Daily Fruit, Veggies May Cut Risk of Heart Disease Death
2. New MRI May Lead to Better Brain Pictures
3. Gene Sequencing Yields Picture of Human Gut
4. Picture a Healthier You: Life...supplemented Photo Contest Asks Americans for a Snapshot of Healthy Changes
5. Avoiding Child Obesity: Children Eat Vegetables with Author of New Picture Book, A Hungry Lion in My Tummy
6. Genetic data added to archaeology and linguistics to get picture of African population history
7. EMBL picture release: Developing zebrafish patchwork
8. Women with eating disorders draw a different picture of themselves than women without
9. Explorers Bounty Puffed Fruit Snacks Helping Parents Battle Summer Obesity
10. Tiny fruit fly could offer big clues in fight against obesity, researcher says
11. Americans Falling Short on Heart-Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... in recent years. The technology is so cutting edge, in fact, the U.S. ... for stem cell procedures. However, successful patient outcomes in certain clinical stem cell ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... its certification exam and eligibility requirements effective with the April 2017 testing period. ... 1995. , “The Care Manager Certified (CMC) exam is periodically re-calibrated to ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) , ... ... ... HCC Risk Adjustment solution leverages advanced data analytics to accurately understand each ... ensure proper reimbursement for a given population. This new solution helps transform ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... ... Doctors on Liens is continuing its steady expansion of medical specialties throughout ... North Valley Eye Medical Group in Mission Hills . Eye injuries and vision ... cases. These injuries have a major impact on the quality of life of ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Using the power of the ... simple online checklist. Over a period of just 24 months, thousands of individuals interested ... online checklist called T.A.D. , “The internet is not getting quieter. In fact it’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/22/2017)... 2017 IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX ... for the fourth quarter and 2016 after the close ... management team will host a corresponding conference call beginning ... Investors interested in listening to the conference call ... callers or (703) 326-3030 for international callers, using conference ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , Feb. 22, 2017 Summary ... infarction partnering deals and agreements entered into by ... full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p03605670-summary/view-report.html Description The ... understanding and access to partnering deals and agreements ... - Trends in partnering deals ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , Feb. 22, 2017 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... will host its Fourth Quarter 2016 investor conference call and ... The call will cover an update on ... quarter and full year 2016 financial results. A press release ... be issued the morning of Wednesday, March 1. Investors and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: