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Instant confidence: 5 easy ways to boost your self-image

(BPT) – Feeling good about yourself these days? If so, you’re ahead of the game, since a recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering in light of the fact that even small changes […]

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Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake

(BPT) – If you’re a woman who feels like you’re constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a physical reason for that sluggishness. In the US, 1 in 10 women, between 12 and 49 years old, are dealing with the results of low iron, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and that can easily lead […]

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5 simple steps to boost your immune system now

(BPT) – Whether it’s battling the rampant germs of cold and flu season or maintaining wellness throughout the year, the immune system is your main line of defense. In order to feel good as often as possible — and recover quickly when you don’t — it’s important to keep your immune system strong. “The immune […]

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Want a memory boost? Try a hearing test

(BPT) – Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp and spirits young? You may want to consider something else: A hearing test. That’s right. Mounting evidence links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function. What that means is, if you keep brushing off that suspected hearing […]

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Fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response

Up to half of patients who suffer from depression (Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD) do not respond to treatment with SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). Now a group of Dutch researchers have carried out a study which shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond […]

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White bread helps boost some of the gut’s ‘good’ microbes

White-bread lovers take heart. Scientists are now reporting that this much-maligned food seems to encourage the growth of some of our most helpful inhabitants — beneficial gut bacteria. In addition to this surprising find, their study in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry also revealed that when looking at effects of food on our […]

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Increased intake of fish can boost good cholesterol levels

Increasing the intake of fatty fish increases the number of large HDL particles, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. People who increased their intake of fish to a minimum of 3-4 weekly meals had more large HDL particles in their blood than people who are less frequent eaters of […]

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In Sickness, Marriage May Not Boost Health

Marriage is good for the health, but it isn’t so beneficial “in sickness,” new research finds. Previous studies have consistently found that people who are married report better health[1] than people who aren’t. But marriage may not do much to help people who are seriously ill, the study finds. On top of that, married people […]

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Boost Brain Health With Facts, Recipes, Lifestyle Tips In E-cookbook 'mindfull'

TORONTO – A team of experts has cooked up a new book that interweaves scientific facts about brain health with some tips on lifestyle choices in an effort to reduce users’ likelihood of developing dementia. The e-book, called “Mindfull,” was inspired by a belief that scientific information about brain health hasn’t been presented in a […]

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Olympic Games Give 24 Hour Fitness Members Extra Boost To Reach Personal Fitness Goals

SAN RAMON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Watching the Olympic Games can help motivate people to pursue their personal fitness goals, a new club member poll by 24 Hour Fitness[1] suggests. As a proud official sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Official Fitness Center Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, 24 Hour Fitness […]

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