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Stress Relief via Your Feet!

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I’m always on the search for ways to destress, that are fast, easy and affordable.  I picked this up from a RealAge article and it really does work! The next time a bad day (or week, or month) has you on the verge of a mini meltdown, undo the anxious knots by getting to know your feet. Yep, giving yourself a quick foot massage can have almost the same stress-lowering benefit as a full-body rubdown, according to Roberta Lee, MD, author of The SuperStress Solution....

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READ LABELS PEOPLE!

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Most people never read a label.  Does it surprise me? No, not really.  We live in a society of complacency.  It’s easier to throw a product in a shopping cart than take the time to read the label, because after all, a prerequisite to reading a label would involve actually having some prior knowledge of what we’re reading — and who has time for that?!!   BIG MISTAKE!  The more I learn about what goes into the foods we put in our bodies, and the products we...

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Walking Associated With Lower Stroke Risk in Women

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Not that I didn’t already know the many benefits of exercise, and walking in particular, but reading this study just legitimized a lot of my thinking on this subject. I’m a walker – I love to get out in the mornings and start my day with a brisk walk. Lucky for me I have several friends who live near by who are very happy to keep me company – I think it’s the real key to sticking with it! ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2010) — Women who walked two or...

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Exposure to Three Classes of Common Chemicals May Affect Female Development

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ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2010) — Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that exposure to three common chemical classes — phenols, phthalates and phytoestrogens — in young girls may disrupt the timing of pubertal development, and put girls at risk for health complications later in life. The study, the first to examine the effects of these chemicals on pubertal development, is currently published online in the journal Environmental Health...

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Blueberries to the Rescue AGAIN!

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Antioxidant-rich extracts of blueberries may counter the detrimental effect of excessive exercise, according to new results from a new study from New Zealand. Damage to muscle cells exposed to oxidative stress was significantly reduced when also exposed to doses of blueberry fruit extracts, according to findings published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. “In our study blueberry fruits were suggested as good candidates to combat muscle oxidative damage although...

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