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Media Power

May 15, 2009

Magazine advertisements and TV commercials have a big impact on the way most Americans feel about their bodies.

Recently, a few studies have found that no matter how good our intentions are to eat well our brains behave in just the opposite way we would expect them to when it comes to diet and exercise. The research suggests that when most people see a magazine advertisement or commercial about dieting or exercise they are likely to eat more. Have you found this to be true?

Media can be really overwhelming sometimes. It’s good to take a break from TV and reading magazines every now and then and enjoy other things like the outdoors. If you find that you are negatively influenced by commercials or advertisements take a step back. Get some friends together and go for a walk in the park or take a yoga class.