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What You Eat Can Help You Feel Happier

When you’re down, it’s tempting to reach for the comforting foods you may remember from childhood – like candy or ice cream – but the problem is these foods will ultimately make you feel worse, a top expert says. “What you eat really does affect...
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Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health: Med…

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Your dog may be more than your furry companion — new research suggests it may also be an effective personal trainer. The study found that dog walking gives a significant boost to older adults’ exercise levels year-round. Researchers...
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How to Work Out in Your Office

Making time for exercise during your workday can be difficult. The good news: There are ways to discreetly slip in a workout without ever leaving your office. The bad news: No more excuses for not moving. Try these easy exercises from Harvard Health and Truman...
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Eating Walnuts May Help Keep Gut Happy: Study

Eating walnuts may keep your digestive system happy. Researchers found that walnuts act as a prebiotic in the gut, increasing levels of good probiotic bacteria and as well as its diversity.   “Gut health is an emerging research area, but we are seeing that greater...
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How to Shop Like a Chef

“The No.1 item on your list of ways to get healthy — and keep healthy — is a good diet filled with fresh, unprocessed natural food grown with the least amounts of chemicals,” says Dr. Erika Schwartz, author of The New Hormone Solution. Cooking meals...
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An ‘Active’ Workstation Won’t Lower Your Job Perfo…

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Companies needn’t worry that job performance will suffer when employees use “active” workstations that come with potentially distracting treadmills, bikes or ellipticals. New research shows that most of the thinking skills needed to get through a typical workday...
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Long-Term Strategies for Weight Management

New American research studying how the timing of meals can affect BMI (body mass index) suggests four eating strategies to manage and maintain weight long term. The research is published in the Journal of Nutrition.  Choosing the right times to eat during the day is a...
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Why a Soda With a Burger is Especially Fattening

Combining a sugary soda with your burger or fried chicken can really prime your body to pack on more pounds, a new study suggests. Folks who had a sweetened drink with a high-protein meal stored more unused fat, compared to others who ate the same...
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Soccer, Wrestling Tied to Risk of Knee Arthritis

Participation in some sports, including soccer, wrestling and elite-level long-distance running, may increase your risk of getting arthritis of the knees, researchers say. “While the typical athlete is not at a greater risk of knee osteoarthritis, it was interesting to see that certain athletes may...
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