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Watch a funny YouTube clip.
It’s a common cliché that you burn more calories with a smile than with a frown, but there might be some truth to it. Scientists in Brazil say that by activating your “happy hormone” serotonin, laughter could reduce appetite.
Make a fist.
A lot of people become tense or stressed when a craving comes on, and you’re better off trying to channel that tension into your muscles. In a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people who tightened their muscles (regardless of which ones) while trying to exert self-control in their food choices were better able to overcome temptations. The researchers speculated that this may be because we unconsciously associate firm muscles with willpower.
Phone a friend, or your mom.
According to a study from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, hearing a supportive, familiar voice prompts the brain to release oxytocin, a stress-fighting, mood-elevating hormone, and reducing stress has been linked to increases in your satiety hormone, leptin.
Play a game.
Stanford researchers found that playing video games stimulates the brain’s reward system—the part of the brain that might long for the excitement normally provided by food. Getting your jollies from a 0-calorie Mario Kart session will leave you satisfied without touching a snack.
Another option is to pick a challenging puzzle game, like crosswords, Scrabble, or anagrams. If your brain is busy determining a 5-letter word for “pile up,” it won’t be free to dwell on hunger.
Don’t waste your willpower.
According to a Case Western Reserve University study, you’re going to have less willpower at the end of the day than when you woke up, which can leave you vulnerable to evening binges. Your move: Try to minimize situations that drain your willpower by making decisions and sticking with them, delegating stressful tasks, and not procrastinating. This way, you’ll be able to save up your will for when you really need it–like when you’re staring down an extra large piece of cheesecake.
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Caring for our fellowmen is a job that you can feel good about. We may have the opportunity to save lives. It is our responsibility and privilege to help those who need it. By inspiring people, giving them hope in their time of need, and helping them change their lives for the better, they will touch our hearts and they will affect our lives. Everyone should be committed, compassionate and conscientious about caring for each other. Service to others is something you do with your HAND, BRAIN, and HEART. It is the value of Nursing profession—- it’s a principle we should live by everyday.