Thursday, September 10, 2009
High earners munch often
People who earn money are more likely to munch on muffins or chocolate bars while working, according to researchers at University of Texas at Austin. What’s more, such people boost their chances of staying healthy, thanks to the regular munching. Economist Daniel Hamermesh and his colleagues used data from the American Time Use Survey from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to reach the conclusion. And they examined how much time Americans spend eating meals each day and how much time they spend “grazing”, snacking or drinking while working, watching TV or doing some other activity. “When their time becomes more valuable, people substitute grazing for eating, essentially switching to multi-tasking,” said Hamermesh.