Make Health-Related Decisions When You’re Exhausted

Make Health-Related Decisions When You’re Exhausted

Your mind can be tricked into making healthier choices, such as taking up healthy foods in small quantities to begin with. But the best way to make a healthier choice is to push that decision till you’re exhausted, says a new study.

Authors Monika Lisjak (Erasmus University) and Angela Y. Lee (Kellogg School of Management) write in the Journal of Consumer Research that we make better health care decisions when we’re feeling tired and run down.

We proposed that people are more motivated to engage in healthful behaviour when they are depleted and perceive their safety to be at stake.

So if you’re looking to make healthy habit changes/a>, your state of exhaustion could actually be helpful.

Exhausted? It’s the perfect time to make health decisions [Eurekalert]


  • I don’t know about anyone else but when I’m exhausted I’m not thinking about healthy food – I’m thinking about fast food.

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