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How does being busy affect your lifestyle choices?

If you are always on the go and like to keep yourself busy, there may be some unexpected benefits. Recent research suggests that busy people often make more healthful choices.

The results of this study will now be published in the Journal of Consumer Research. Article Taken from

This new research was conducted at the global business school INSEAD, which has campuses located in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi.

Prof. Amitava Chattopadhyay, of INSEAD, led the study.

Monica Wadhwa, at the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and Jeehye Christine Kim, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Clear Water Bay, also worked on the study.

Together, the team conducted a series of studies designed to put participants into a busy mindset.

Busy mindsets can have positive results

For the study participants to feel busy, the scientists exposed them to quiet, subtle messages that suggested that they were actually busy people.

Some participants were asked to write down what had been keeping them busy lately. There was also a control group that was not exposed to busy lifestyle-inducing activities.

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