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31 Friday Oct 2014
30 Thursday Oct 2014
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29 Wednesday Oct 2014
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You don’t need to get a physical hug for your body to produce a burst of the feel-good hormone, oxytocin. Face-to-face contact with a close friend or loved one can do the trick! Studies show that when we’re stressed, our arteries tighten up about 35%, which kicks our blood pressure up a couple of notches…But the minute you’re face to face with friends, they relax by about 22%.
28 Tuesday Oct 2014
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According to microbiologist Dr. Phillip Tierno, if you leave your toothbrush sitting out on the bathroom counter, it could collect bacteria from toilet flushes, which can travel up to 20-feet in most bathrooms.
That’s why Dr. Tierno recommends regularly running your toothbrush through the dishwasher! According to the American Journal of Dentistry, this method destroys nearly all disease-causing bacteria. Another option? Soak your brush in a mouthwash that contains cetylpyridinium chloride. You’ll find that in products like Crest Pro-Health. Then let it dry completely.
27 Monday Oct 2014
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Here’s why: It can actually alter your genetics, and lower the activity in the ones that influence body weight. Harvard researchers studied 12,000 people – and measured how many fat genes each person had and how much they exercised. The ones who walked briskly for an hour a day cut the effect of their weight-promoting genes in half! But the opposite is also true. Hours spent sitting can make those fat genes more active! So we DO have some control over our genetics. The trick is to make it work in your favor by walking an hour a day.
24 Friday Oct 2014
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A mind-boggling variety of germs and bacteria are left behind by the last person who used it. You could contract athlete’s foot, rashes, or ringworm. It could also be crawling with E. Coli, flu viruses, and staph bacteria. So, bring your own mat and wash it often. If you have to use a public mat, swipe it with a disinfectant before setting foot on it.
23 Thursday Oct 2014
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If you want to feel happier, naturally, get more folic acid from your diet. According to the University of York, it makes your body produce more dopamine – a pleasure boosting brain chemical. It also stimulates GABA, a relaxing neurotransmitter. You can get folic acid from foods like lentils, spinach and asparagus.
22 Wednesday Oct 2014
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21 Tuesday Oct 2014
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Load up on red grapes and blueberries: Researchers from Oregon State University analyzed more than 400 compounds to find out which ones were best at boosting our immune system. They found that two compounds stood above the others: resveratrol found in red grapes, and pterostilbene in blueberries. Both of those compounds play a significant role in immune function. So if you’re at the grocery store, make sure you grab some red grapes and blueberries on your way through the produce department.
20 Monday Oct 2014
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