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Can a Short Walk Boost Your Mood?

Can a Short Walk Boost Your Mood?

Numerous studies over the years have confirmed the many health benefits of walking including managing diabetes, high blood pressure, and weight, as well as lowering the risk of dementia, cancer, osteoarthritis, and more. Now a recent study finds that walking can also be good for the mind and soul by significantly boosting your mood.  
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Fight Dementia with Brain Training Exercises

Fight Dementia with Brain Training Exercises

It’s a common belief that mental exercises help prevent dementia in later life. A new study proves it, but suggests that not all brain games are the same. Learn which type of mental exercise has the greatest protective effect.   The research presented at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference shows that participating in a
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Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Tis the season for large family dinners, festive holiday parties, and catching up with friends…With all of the hustle and bustle and sweet treats, who has time to focus on eating healthy and exercising? Weight gain is inevitable, right? Although it can be tough, here are some tips, along with a little determination, that can
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Flu Vaccination Protects Yourself and Others

Flu Vaccination Protects Yourself and Others

For young, healthy people the consequences of the flu may be mild, but keep in mind that your vaccination can also protect others. Throughout this flu season, you may encounter elderly people or immunocompromised people for whom the flu is serious business. When you are vaccinated, you lessen the chance that the flu virus could
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What’s New with the Flu?

What’s New with the Flu?

Have you gotten your flu vaccine yet? Flu activity is still low right now, but activity often starts to increase during and after October. It takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to mount its protective immune response, so get vaccinated now. Yearly vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against
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