How the monitor affects the condition of our skin
In short, everything is not so bad, but it could be better. In more detail, the harsh reality is this: according to dermatologists, those who work with new models of monitors with LCD or LED screens can be calm - their skin is not in danger. Such screens do not emit ultraviolet radiation and are absolutely safe for people. But for those who are sitting at old, bulky monitors with half a desktop, you should think about purchasing a more modern model. The screens of such monitors emit UV radiation, which in small but daily amounts contributes to the accelerated aging of the skin. If, say, your employer does not want to change the "old man" to a new model, then use at least an anti-reflective screen coating that will help block the effects of harmful rays. Well, do not forget to apply products with UV filters on your face, they will not be superfluous.
How fruits affect our weight
Many people think that snacking on fruit is smart and even ingenious (tasty and low in calories), but, unfortunately, recent research suggests otherwise. Physiologically, appetite is formed under the influence of glucose levels. When glucose levels drop, the brain sends us signals to eat and our appetite increases.
Now tell me, what do fruits and sweets have in common? That's right, they contain sugar, which the brain perceives the same regardless of where it came from, from an apple or a chocolate candy. Therefore, the effect of snacking on fruit is the same as if you eat a few candies. At first, both of them drastically reduce appetite due to the large release of sugar into the blood, but after an hour and a half you will want to eat several times more than before a snack.
It turns out that eating fruit on an empty stomach not only increases appetite, but ultimately causes weight gain.
How loved ones affect our weight
According to a study published in the journal Personal Relationships, praise for our appearance from friends and family encourages us to maintain a slim figure. To prove this, researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada measured the height and weight of a group of participants in the experiment, and five months later, the researchers asked relatives and friends of the participants to feel free to express their opinions to the girls about their figures for the next three months. Over time, the scientists checked whether the participants' weight and self-esteem had changed since the beginning of the study and during what period.
So, women whose loved ones praised their figure either did not gain weight in the past three months, or the difference was negligible. But those who received negative messages about their appearance on a daily basis gained extra pounds at a faster rate. In general, the conclusions are obvious. The more positive emotions we experience, the better we look, keep this in mind when you go on your next diet.