3 Colors That Improve Your Well-Being
While some colors are signs of poor health, these three shades can have a positive effect.
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If you want to put an end to "I ate all that?" reconsider the color of your dishes. A 2012 study in the journal Appetite found that people consumed less snack food using red plates than blue or white. Researchers credit our subconscious association of the color red with stopping.
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In a study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, cyclists were asked to ride while watching a nature video infused with different colors. In a green environment, they perceived their physical exertion to be lower than in a gray one. So hop off the treadmill and head for the hills—or anywhere with lots of greenery.
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Stoke creativity by introducing hints of blue into your work space. Researchers at the University of British Columbia's business school found that people who used computers with a blue background came up with more imaginative ideas, possibly because the color is associated with openness and serenity.
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As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.