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Exercise Does Little to Help You Lose Weight

Those aerobics classes, daily jogs and punch-kick workouts may have numerous medical benefits, but they’ll do little to reduce your waist size. A growing body of scientific evidence backed by a recent…

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10 Yoga Poses to Help Stop Stress in Its Tracks

Stress can feel so all-consuming, can't it? Whether you're in crisis mode or just coping with a lot of background stress, finding natural ways to relieve that pressure can be difficult. Usually when…

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The Upside of Downtime

The scientific case for doing nothing more often — and its surprising rewards. In the mid-1980s, physician and author Victoria Sweet, MD, was doing her internal-medicine residency at San Fran…

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Overwhelmed By Change? How Your Heart Can Help You Adjust

It is no secret that our world is changing very fast. As you face this period of accelerated change, do you feel you have the tools you need to deal with and adjust to what is happening? History sh…

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How Your Mind Affects Your Body

We are at last beginning to show that there is an intimate and dynamic relationship between what is going on with our feelings and thoughts, and what happens in the body. A Time Magazine special showe…

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7 Simple Ways Companies Can Help Their Employees (and Their Bottom Line)

Companies that place an emphasis on healthy culture have employees who are 3 times as likely as others to report taking action to improve their health, according to a CDC report. An employer’s comm…

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Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Stress

As the pace of life seems to be constantly accelerating, it’s all too easy to fall prey to the ravages of stress on our physical and emotional wellbeing. But did you know that something as easy as pra…

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8 Surprising Habits That Can Harm Your Health

We all know the basic principles of maintaining a healthy lifestyle: eat right, exercise, drink enough water, get enough sleep, and avoid alcohol and tobacco. But there are plenty of seemingly innocuo…

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Would You Wear a Health Tracker if Your Employer Asked You To?

Heath tracking devices aren’t new, but they are becoming more sophisticated and ubiquitous. With Apple’s recent unveiling of its fitness band and others (like Fitbit, FitLinxx) soon to follow, everyon…

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De-stressing Tips for College Students

Going away to college is one of the most monumental transitions we can make in life. Leaving the home and family we know and love best, entering a new environment without our tried-and-true mentors to…

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