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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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10 Years Younger Through Exercise

June 14, 2018 – 9:22 pm | No Comment
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We’ve known for a long time that exercise is healthy. However, a long-term study conducted by sports scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has found that people who lead active lifestyles are around 10 years …

Why Training Your Mind Is the Most Important Priority in Life

May 8, 2018 – 10:17 pm | No Comment
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A young, but earnest, martial arts student asked his new teacher: “I am devoted to studying your martial system. How long will it take me to master it?”
The teacher replied casually: “Ten years.”
The student wanted …

How To Burn Fat While Running

May 8, 2018 – 3:30 am | No Comment
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Is it better to run on an empty stomach to boost fat burning or to jog at a low heart rate to stay in the right “zone”? Or, should we do short but exhausting intervals …

The Rich Are Betting On Living to 100

April 21, 2018 – 9:46 pm | No Comment
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Money might not buy love, but it can buy better health. And, to live as long as possible, the world’s wealthy are willing to pay up.
Over the past few decades, the average person’s lifespan has risen almost …

The Secrets to Living a Longer and Better Life

February 18, 2018 – 8:19 pm | No Comment
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Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, increasing frailty, rising disease risk and falling …

How to Build Self Discipline To Exercise

February 12, 2018 – 12:18 am | No Comment
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Even when you’re not in the mood
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get in shape, now comes the hard part: sticking with it. This is the time when many of us begin …

Is Constantly Reading the News Bad? 

February 5, 2018 – 4:15 pm | No Comment
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If you’re bingeing on the 24/7 news cycle, you’re probably asking for trouble
A recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that, for many Americans, “news consumption has a downside.”
More than half of Americans say the news …

Essential Guide to Walking and Steps 

February 2, 2018 – 1:44 am | No Comment
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Walking is one of the most rewarding lifelong activities you can choose. While it may not be a huge calorie burner — the average person burns about 100 calories or so per mile — adding …

Start planning now to care for elderly parents

October 12, 2017 – 2:30 am | No Comment
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If you have an aging parent and want a glimpse of what the future holds, look no further than Leslie Glutzer.
The 66-year-old from Chicago has a mom who is 92, dealing with dementia, now living …

The Longevity Gap

October 5, 2017 – 1:20 pm | No Comment
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The disparity between top earners and everyone else is staggering in nations such as the United States, where 10 per cent of people accounted for 80 per cent of income growth since 1975. The life …

Cheating doesn’t have to kill a relationship. Here’s how to survive it.

September 20, 2017 – 2:19 pm | No Comment
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“If you Google me, one of the first things that comes up is a Cosmo headline that’s like, ‘Why I Cheated on My Husband,’ ” laughed author Ada Calhoun. “I’m not mortified by it, but oh, God, …

Here’s what health care will cost you in retirement

August 30, 2017 – 10:22 pm | No Comment
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My husband and I were dreaming about what we would do if we won the recent $758 million Powerball jackpot. (We didn’t.) I told him he should keep working his federal government job so that …

How to Talk to Your Kids About Death

February 10, 2017 – 9:01 am | No Comment
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It’s awkward enough talking about death with other adults. It’s even harder when you have to explain to impressionable children that a loved one is gone forever. Here are a few tips for approaching this …

When a friendship turns sour, more than feelings get hurt

December 12, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment
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Think of a time when you sat across from a friend and felt truly understood. Deeply known. Maybe you sensed how she was bringing out your ‘best self’, your cleverest observations and wittiest jokes. S
Source: …

5 Signs You Need a Recovery Day

December 7, 2016 – 10:53 pm | No Comment
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Once you get into the routine of exercising, it can be difficult to stop. You get almost addicted to that endorphin rush and feel like taking a day off is cheating or a sign you’re …

How to eat more and lose weight

November 18, 2016 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
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If you choose foods with low energy density — few calories for their bulk — you can eat more volume but consume fewer calories.
Feel full on fewer calories? It might sound like another gimmick for …

If you have high cholesterol, the culprit may be sugar

October 15, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment
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It’s a sad fact. The cholesterol count of the average middle-aged American makes most cardiologists cringe.
Cholesterol seems to start creeping up in our 30s or 40s as careers, kids and other obligations leave us more …

3 Tips That Can Save You From Running Injuries 

October 11, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
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Despite the fact that runners aren’t repeatedly tackled and buried under piles of bodies and equipment, the numbers tell us that they’re hurt almost as frequently as pro football players. But why are roughly 56 …

The Many Benefits of Training With a Plan

October 11, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment
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A goal is a goal. Whether yours is to finish a marathon or to PR in a 5K, to summit Mount Everest or make it to the top of your local ski hill, it’s awesome …

Physical strain, emotional upset can trigger heart attack

October 11, 2016 – 1:00 pm | No Comment
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Intense physical exertion or extreme emotional upset can each trigger a heart attack, and the risk may be highest if the two are combined, according to a new study.
“Our study is the largest study exploring …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

October 4, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
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IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.
Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will …

Mysteries of Weight Loss

May 25, 2016 – 4:01 am | No Comment
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So you’re finally ready to lose weight. Now the question is: How? WebMD has answers for you.
The standard advice — to eat less and move more — isn’t so helpful when it comes to the …

‘Looming catastrophe’: These 7 emergency surgeries account for 80 percent of deaths and costs

April 29, 2016 – 5:09 am | No Comment
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Chances are that even the lucky among us will see the inside of an emergency room at some point, for ourselves or our loved ones. More than 3 million such patients undergo a surgical procedure …

Rates of severe obesity among U.S. kids still rising: study

April 27, 2016 – 10:18 pm | No Comment
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Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.
Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American children aged 2 to …

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus

March 18, 2016 – 5:43 pm | No Comment
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Why scientists are worried about the growing epidemic and its effects on pregnant women, and advice on how to avoid the infection
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency, …

Survey Reveals Beliefs, Behaviors on Alzheimer’s

February 26, 2016 – 10:36 pm | No Comment

People recognize the seriousness of Alzheimer’s disease, but they aren’t taking steps to learn about their personal chances of getting the disease or to prepare for it financially, according to a new survey.
The WebMD and …

Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

January 11, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment
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Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when …

Should you walk or run for exercise? Here’s what the science says. – Vox

August 6, 2015 – 1:19 am | No Comment
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Experts untangle the relative risks and benefits of each activity.
At Vox, I sit next to health reporter Sarah Kliff, who trains for half-marathons and triathlons with a casualness most people reserve for grocery shopping. But …

Frequent spicy meals linked to human longevity | World news | The Guardian

August 5, 2015 – 11:59 pm | No Comment
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Seven-year study of adults in China matches regular consumption of spicy foods, such as chilli peppers, to 14% reduced risk of death
People who request an extra kick to their curry could also be adding years …

According to the theory of evolution, why do we die? – Quora

August 5, 2015 – 1:32 pm | No Comment
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Excellent question. And before I explain the real answer, which is rather mind-bending, here are some previous arguments and why they are wrong.
Myth 1: We die to make room for younger generations.
Genes are selfish, …

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