For Your Health

A new study brings meaning to the phrase "you are what you eat." Researchers say the key to a healthy complexion isn’t getting a tan; instead they say you can better achieve that golden glow with a diet rich in fruit and vegetables:

Rosy cheeks and light yellowish skin was judged to be the healthiest looking in a series of experiments. However, a darker, more tanned look appealed less.

"This discovery is very exciting and has given us a promising lead into cues to health," said Prof David Perrett, from the perception laboratory at St Andrews University.

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Shocking statistic: A new poll says it's likely that you spend 56 hours a week sitting down! The more you sit, the more you’re at risk for heart disease, diabetes and even depression. So, don’t just sit there, get up and move while you read this story:

According to a poll of nearly 6,300 people by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, it's likely that you spend a stunning 56 hours a week planted like a geranium—staring at your computer screen, working the steering wheel, or collapsed in a heap in front of your high-def TV. And it turns out women may be more sedentary than men, since they tend to play fewer sports and hold less active jobs.

Even if you think you have an energetic lifestyle, sitting is how most of us spend a good part of our day. And it's killing us—literally—by way of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. All this downtime is so unhealthy that it's given birth to a new area of medical study called inactivity physiology, which explores the effects of our increasingly butt-bound, tech-driven lives, as well as a deadly new epidemic researchers have dubbed "sitting disease."

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Is there really a chocolate that can make you lose weight? One company says so. They say their chocolates contain chemicals that trick your brain into thinking you’re not hungry and suppressing your appetite. Sounds like sweet success:

Called Lola, the sweets are said to contain chemicals which trick your brain into making you believe you are not hungry and stop you over-eating.

The makers say they taste just like regular chocolates, although they do have a slight green tinge because of the unusual extra ingredients.

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