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  • February 8, 2015

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    Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure

    NYTimes.

    Can a cup of blueberries keep the doctor away? Maybe.


    Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 40 postmenopausal women ages 45 to 65 with high blood pressure. Half ate 22 grams of fr

  • January 16, 2015

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    Ask Well: Making Exercise a Habit

    NYTimes.


    What’s the best way to create a habit of exercising? I want to exercise regularly but its hard for me to do things daily.


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  • January 16, 2015

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    Minifasting: How Occasionally Skipping Meals May Boost Health

    NPR: If you've ever gone to sleep hungry and then dreamed of chocolate croissants, the idea of fasting may seem completely unappealing.

    But what if the payoff for a 16-hour fast — which might involve skipping dinner, save a bowl of broth — is a boost in energy and a decreased appe

  • December 15, 2014

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    How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

    NYTimes. Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you substantially improve their ability to think, according to the most ambitious study ever conducted of physical activity and cognitive performance in children. The r

  • November 10, 2014

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    After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery

    NYTimes. After surgery, some patients rebound quickly, and some endure weeks of fatigue or pain.

    What if a blood test could predict which path recovery will take? Surgery could be planned better, and recuperation strategies could be made more effective or less expensive.

  • October 27, 2014

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    Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?

    NYTimes. A blond woman in a hot pink spandex tank hoists a sledgehammer over her shoulders, then slams it down with a dull thud onto the big tire in front of her. Beside her, another woman swings her sledgehammer even higher, grimacing and groaning with the effort. Their faces are bright red and dri

  • January 16, 2015

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    Exercise to Lose Weight? Stay Warm

    NYTimes. If you’re hoping that exercise might keep you from gaining weight this holiday season, you may want to dial up the thermostat and do your workout indoors. According to a surprising new study, exercising i