Monday Morning Roundup: Porn Stars Are Happier Than Us, Vasectomy 101, and Nutrition Apps for Kids

All the news that’s fit to print from the world of health, nutrition, and wellness – enjoy!

Most kids I know have an unhealthy attachment to their electronic devices – iPod, iPhones, etc.  But, what if you could install an app that helps your kids learn about food in a way that is actually fun?  Laura Kane from The Toronto Star wrote a piece that details apps geared at having kids interact with their food virtually.  Users will be introduced to the concept of calories, portion size, and sugar/salt content.  Pretty cool.

Researchers at Shippensburg University,  Texas Woman’s University and the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation published a study entitled Pornography Actresses: An Assessment of the Damaged Goods Hypothesis in the Journal of Sex Research.  They found that contrary to popular belief, female pornography performers actually had a higher self-esteem, better body image, a more positive outlook on life, and higher levels of spirituality as compared to the average American woman.

If you are baffled at the level of obesity in  North America, you will probably find this article by Gina Kolata of The New York Times fascinating.  The question of why so many of us fail to partake in regular activity when we know it’s required for our health is examined by Iowa State University’s Dr. Ekkekakis.  In Ekkekakis’ recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that instead of telling people “just get moving for 30 minutes a day” we need to help them find an activity and intensity level that makes them feel good.  It was found that subjects who participated in activities that had a pleasurable component (could be a 5 minute cool down after a tough workout) were more motivated to continue in the future.

This is a humourous article from The Guardian about a little procedure called The Vasectomy.  Learn how it’s done, what the recovery is like, and why men are less into getting a vasectomy than ever before.

THE DAILY DL (Dalai Lama):

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

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One thought on “Monday Morning Roundup: Porn Stars Are Happier Than Us, Vasectomy 101, and Nutrition Apps for Kids

  1. Pingback: Monday Morning Roundup: Porn Stars Are Happier Than Us, Vasectomy 101, and Nutrition Apps for Kids « heathermargaretland

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