Need one more reason to quit smoking? You will enjoy everything you eat so much more. Smokers’ tongues have fewer and flatter taste buds, deadening the ability to taste according to scientists. Researchers from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece used electrical stimulation to test the taste thresholds of 62 soldiers: the 28 smokers scored far worse on taste sensitivity than the 34 non-smokers.
Have You Got 10 Minutes?
If you struggle to get motivated for a long workout, don’t panic. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in the US have found a mere 10 minutes of brisk exercise keeps your metabolism fired up for at least one hour post-workout. The study found fitter people produced higher levels of metabolites involved in sugar control and fat breakdown, meaning the fitter you are, the higher your metabolism will be after a workout. This is a great incentive to get you to the gym or hit the jogging trail.
Hormone Link to High-Fliers
Are you a natural female winner in the boardroom? Women with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to break through the glass ceiling, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Female business students with above average amounts of the male hormone testosterone were found to be more attracted to high-risk, high-return financial deals.
Published October 2016…