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BFFs Are Good For You

The more social ties you have early in life, the better your health will be at both the beginning and end of it, according to University of North Carolina researchers, who looked at links between social relationships and concrete measures of well-being, such as abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and inflammation. Data was taken from […]

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Take a Walk on the Wild Stride

A stroll is a pleasant way to burn calories; changing one’s pace is even better. Engineers at Ohio State University say walking at varying speeds increases a person’s metabolic rate by 20 percent over a steady pace. They compared it to driving a car: If you step on the gas every once in a while, you […]