How to Make Today Better

By , SparkPeople Blogger

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Why Are Kids Who Get Less Candy Happier On Halloween? NPR
This story is fascinating! According to a recent study, kids might be happier with one really good treat rather than one good treat and another not-so-good treat. This same concept might apply to holiday gift giving.

Top Chef's Padma Dishes on Her Workout Secret Weapons Fitness magazine
The host of the popular chef showdown dishes on how she maintains her weight and slims down between seasons.  

Why Are My Hamstrings Always Tight? Fit Sugar
Do you struggle with tight hamstrings? If so, you'll want to read this!

10 Surprising Healthy Habits from Around the World Shape
From France to Japan, Ethiopia to India, get the scoop on what people around the world do to stay healthy.

5 Things You Already Did Wrong before 9 a.m. Huffington Post Healthy Living
The bad news: You might have done at least a few of these already today. The good news: It's not too late to turn things around!  

FDA Wants to Ban Trans Fats from Food NBC News
Since 2006, food manufacturers have had to disclose trans fats on nutrition labels. Now the FDA wants to outright ban them. Do you avoid these artery-clogging fats?

Keep Telling Yourself, ‘This Workout Feels Good’ NYT
The adage "fake it 'til you make it" works when it comes to motivating yourself to get through a workout, according to a new study. We always knew positive thinking was an important part of reaching goals!              
Which stories topped your "must-read" list this week?

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What a great collection of articles. I learned something new or was reminded of something encouraging in every article. Thank you for the links. Report
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