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Tired All the Time? We Might Have Found the Culprits

You’re low on magnesium

If you skimp on leafy greens, beans and nuts you may be low in magnesium, a mineral important for a good night’s sleep. “Magnesium is a crucial mineral our bodies need for the function of GABA

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More Sex Makes You Happier and Better Paid

A recent study gives new meaning to the term, “sleep your way to the top,” but thankfully it has nothing to do with boning your boss (unless, of course, that’s the person you prefer to get busy with).

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Build a better breakfast

A good breakfast really may be the key to good health. Recent research has linked it to a everything from a reduced risk of heart disease in men, to better school performance in kids. Yet more and more of us

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Diet and Diabetes

Can adding certain foods to their diet help kids with Type 1 diabetes keep producing their own insulin longer? The answer, according to new research, is yes!

The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, included more than 1300 youth

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Physical inactivity, poor diet and smoking linked to disability in older population

Main Category: Seniors / Aging
Also Included In: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness;  Nutrition / Diet;  Smoking / Quit Smoking
Article Date: 23 Jul 2013 – 16:00 PDT

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Physical inactivity, poor diet and smoking

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Breaking a Sweat While Exercising Regularly May Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Study Highlights:

  • Breaking a sweat while working out regularly may help lower your stroke risk.
  • Inactive people were more likely to experience a stroke or mini-stroke.
  • Regular activity seems to lower stroke risk by reducing blood pressure,

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Sit too much? 4 tips to using a desk treadmill

For those looking to overcome a sedentary lifestyle, the desk treadmill could be the answer to getting more physical activity into your day. Sitting for long periods of time, whether you are active or not, increases your risk for heart

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Sex Every Couple-a-Days Keeps the Wrinkles Away

Put away the night creams and serums; the secret to a more youthful glow isn’t in a jar but in the sack, according to a British researcher. A healthy sex life, especially in your later years, can make you look Read the rest

Why it Really Doesn’t Matter How Many Times a Week You Go to the Gym

Good news for weekend warriors: The number of times you exercise in a week isn’t as important as getting the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at more than 2,300 Canadian adults to determine … Read the rest

Summer Sleep Problems

Most of us love the long, hot days of summer. But when you have trouble sleeping, all that daylight doesn’t help!

Believe it or not, more than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders.

So the sleep experts at

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