Which Came First, the Happy Person or the Active Person?

Looking for a little extra happiness? Move. No, we’re not talking about packing your house into a U-Haul and heading for the coast. All you really need to do is get out of your chair and take a stroll around the office. That’s the conclusion d

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Short Bursts of Exercise Can Add up to Better Health

We should all be familiar by now with the government’s official Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that for substantial health benefits, adults should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (or at least 75 m

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Is the Keto Diet Worth It?

As expected, the arrival of the new year has brought with it a rush of stories on new diet resolutions — along with some serious misinformation about how effective they might be. The “hot new trend” according to many of these stories is the ket

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Celebrate American Heart Month by Taking Care of Yours

It’s February, so it’s time once again to start thinking about hearts — and we don’t mean making dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day. February is federally designated as American Heart Month, intended as a reminder of the real heartb

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Exercise Safely During Flu Season

By the time you read this, let’s hope that the intense 2017-2018 flu season is on the way out or gone entirely. As we write these words in mid-January, though, things still don’t look good. This season’s flu is more widespread than any of the l

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