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Early Birds Eat Better and Exercise More: How Sleeping Affects Healthy Choices

Aug 31, 2017 12:15PM

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Researchers from Helsinki, Finland, analyzed data from 2,000 people to find out how sleeping patterns affected their food choices. They discovered individuals that wake up early make healthier food choices throughout the day and are more physically active.

“Linking what and when people eat to their biological clock type provides a fresh perspective on why certain people are more likely to make unhealthy food decisions,” explains lead author Mirkka Maukonen, from the National Institute for Health and Welfare, in Helsinki.


This article appears in the September 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.