Top 20 Genius & Simple Health Tips You Should Know

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it seems like there’s a new study out
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everyday presenting scary medical news
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figuring out how to stay healthy can be
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really stressful and we all know that
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stress isn’t healthy fortunately there
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are lots of simple ways to boost your
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health from sleeping on your left side
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to getting a pet even playing video
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games can be good for you in moderation
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prepare to be amazed by this list of 20
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genius health tricks a magazine number
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20 sleeping on your left side you may
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not think it matters which side you lie
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on when you go to bed but studies have
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shown you’re better off snoozing on your
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left side this position improves blood
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flow to your organs helping the spleen
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and intestines work more efficiently
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there’s also a big bonus for heartburn
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sufferers since several studies have
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found that sleeping on your left side
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apparently reduces heartburn no one
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knows the exact reason for this but one
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hypothesis holds that left side sleeping
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keeps the junction between the stomach
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and esophagus above the level of gastric
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acid it seems very odd but it’s all true
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and the good thing is that left side
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sleeping is a cool and easy trick
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everyone can use number 19
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don’t brush after eating after all since
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you were a kid
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you were probably told to brush your
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teeth after every meal it turns out
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that’s not such a great idea acidic food
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or drinks and even healthy foods like
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fruits and vegetables are often very
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acidic and can soften your tooth enamel
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this raises the risk of tooth damage
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with brushing a better idea is to wait
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30 to 60 minutes after a meal to brush
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those pearly whites
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number 18 avoid bright lights before bed
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you may like to relax before bed by
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reading on your tablet surfing the
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internet or updating your calendar on
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your phone unfortunately even if these
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things are relaxing they can prevent you
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from sleeping soundly
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it’s the blue light produced by all our
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electronic devices any kind of bright
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lights at night interfere with the
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production of melatonin a hormone that
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helps us sleep several studies have
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linked exposure
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bright light at night to increase risk
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of several forms of cancer heart disease
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and obesity some preliminary evidence
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suggests lower melatonin levels may
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increase the risk of cancer if you like
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to read a paper book is a better idea
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than an e-reader but if you have to use
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something with a screen a pair of amber
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tinted glasses can reduce the blue light
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and help you sleep better now that’s a
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bright idea
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number 17 sitting correctly at a
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computer sitting at a computer can leave
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you with all sorts of aches and pains
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and poor posture is a big part of the
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problem admit it
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you sat up straighter just hearing that
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improving posture is a good start but
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there are other changes you can make to
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reduce strain when sitting raise the
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height of your chair put your keyboard
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and mouse on your desktop surface and
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move your monitor or laptop screen so
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it’s at exactly the height of your face
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that way you won’t strain your neck
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looking down number 16
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exercising longer is not a good way to
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lose weight while experts agree exercise
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has many health benefits it is not a
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magic bullet for weight loss in fact
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physical activity is usually only a tiny
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percentage of your daily calorie burn
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most of the calories you burn result
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from your resting metabolism in other
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words the basic functioning of your body
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like breathing additionally many people
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overeat after exercise because it makes
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them hungry if you do exercise longer
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sessions may seem like a good idea but
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you’ll actually get more metabolic
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benefits from a shorter more intense
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workout than a longer one high-intensity
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interval training or HIIT helps you burn
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more calories after you finish
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exercising one study found those who do
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at HIIT workout burned a hundred
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calories more in the following 24 hours
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than those who did a longer lower
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intensity sweat session this can have
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some weight loss benefits if you don’t
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follow your workout with a box of donuts
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instead pack a healthy snack to eat
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after you exercise as HIIT is most
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effective when pay
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with a healthy diet I’m not saying that
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exercise is bad and you shouldn’t do it
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what I’m saying is that exercise alone
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is not enough or as important as most
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people think
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instead put more focus on maintaining a
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healthy diet and the way you exercise
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number 15 smoothies
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energy bars and even some salads are not
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healthy now that you know diet and
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calories are more important than
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exercise when it comes to losing weight
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you may think ordering a salad is the
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way to go
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salad certainly can be healthy as
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vegetables like lettuce kale and carrots
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and to be low in calories and high in
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vitamins and fiber but some restaurants
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add so much cheese salad dressing and
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sometimes even fried meats to their
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salads that they can top 1000 calories
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if you’re dining out ask for dressing on
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the side so you can use a small amount
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and limit the extra calories you can
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also ask for the cheese on the side or
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left off entirely if your salad comes
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with meat ask for it to be grilled
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instead of fried smoothies and energy
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bars often have an unhealthy amount of
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calories as well and it’s always a good
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idea to check the label before buying or
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read a restaurants nutrition info online
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before ordering number 14 loosen your
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tie to reduce your risk of glaucoma
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wearing your tie too tight can be
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uncomfortable not just for you but also
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your eyeballs there’s a reason some guys
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think of their necktie as a noose in one
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study of 40 men adjusting a tie –
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slightly uncomfortable for only 3
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minutes raised intraocular pressure a
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leading cause of glaucoma so loosen up
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that tie or better yet just use a
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clip-on then you’ll also save yourself
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the stress of having to tie it every
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morning
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number 13 easy on the positive thinking
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it can make you feel more depressed you
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know the feeling
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you’re having a bad day and someone
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attempts to help by telling you to look
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on the bright side or have a positive
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attitude if you find this annoying
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instead of helpful you’re not alone
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studies have shown positive thinking it
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provides only a marginal improvement in
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the mood for those with high self-esteem
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the
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with lower self-esteem actually felt
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worse probably because there’s nothing
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more depressing than a fake cheer when
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you’re having a lousy day many people
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actually felt better when making a list
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of negative things about themselves this
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may be because once you’ve identified
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your faults you can work to improve them
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number 12
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masturbating promotes a healthy sex
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drive good news for the porn industry
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masturbation is very healthy as it turns
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out showing a little self love is not
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only temporarily Pleasant it can also
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help you have a better sex life in
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general the more frequently you have
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orgasms the more your body produces
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libido increasing hormones
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dr. Darius baduk director of sexual
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health at Weill Cornell Medical College
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found out that among his patients this
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leads to a higher sex drive number 11
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beware of the new car smell and open
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those windows many people love that new
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car smell so much that even sold as a
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variety of air freshener but getting a
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good whiff of the real thing could
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actually be bad for your health the
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inside of a new car contains plastics
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adhesives and fabrics and when these are
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concentrated in a small space like the
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inside of a new vehicle they can release
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harmful gases especially in high
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temperatures as much as you might love
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that new car smell it’s much healthier
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to roll down the windows and let it
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escape especially in warm weather
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number 10 yogic breathing improves lung
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function and blood flow to the brain
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pranayama sounds like something you
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might order at that new Indian
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restaurant downtown but it’s actually a
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yoga breathing principle Yoga is healthy
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in general but if you don’t have time to
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bend yourself into a pretzel
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you can still benefit from pranayama
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this technique brings more oxygen to the
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blood and brain and it can improve lung
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function just don’t take any deep
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calming breaths in your new car number 9
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get a pet if you already have a pet you
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probably know your furry friend can help
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reduce stress many studies have shown
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having a pet lowers blood pressure and
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can even reduce the risk of depression
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seniors with Alzheimer’s have fewer
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anxious
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outburst when an animal shares their
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home walking a dog is also a good
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exercise but your pet doesn’t have to be
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furry and forelegs
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watching fish swimmin in aquarium has
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been shown to be just as relaxing number
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eight
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gardening reduces stress and symptoms of
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depression another good way to relieve
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stress involves getting down and dirty
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in the garden that is one study in the
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Netherlands showed that gardening
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reduces stress even better than other
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relaxing activities like reading a book
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spending time outside and away from
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digital devices combat stress and
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attention fatigue and can even reduce
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symptoms of depression growing healthy
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fresh produce that you can eat and
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soaking up some vitamin D from the Sun
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or other benefits of the outdoor
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activity number seven drink that wine
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wine lovers have good reason to
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celebrate maybe with a glass of well
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wine because the beverage is actually
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good for you wine contains polyphenols
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which reduce the risk of heart disease
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and cancer they might also have
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antibacterial properties that are
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effective against the streptococcus bug
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Cabernet Sauvignon may even reduce your
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risk of Alzheimer’s just make sure you
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don’t drink so much you lose your memory
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for an entirely different reason
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wine is best enjoyed in moderation
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number six bird watching is heart
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healthy bird watching may sound like a
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sedentary pursuit but it can actually be
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good exercise many bird watchers spend
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time walking through the woods while
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looking for unusual varieties of the
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feathered creatures walking two miles an
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hour for two hours can burn almost 400
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calories and the fresh air and immersion
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in nature can also help reduce stress
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number five playing a musical instrument
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even if you’re not a musical genius
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playing an instrument has many health
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benefits it improves hand-eye
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coordination and fine motor skills
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better still it can increase your IQ by
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seven points and it’s never too late to
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start both kids and adults reap these
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brain benefits adults who play
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instruments also have lower blood
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pressure as for the people who listen to
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you play well we’ll get back to you on
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that
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number four playing video games you may
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have heard that sitting on a couch and
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playing video games is unhealthy and
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doing so all day has its downsides but
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playing video games also has health
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benefits it reduces stress and
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depression and can even help relieve
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physical pain however this is another
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situation where moderation is key you
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should still try to keep your screen
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time to two hours a day or less number
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three
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stop trying to shape up your butt sir
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mix-a-lot may have been on to something
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when he rapped about how much he likes
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big butts while many of us think of this
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as a problem area that we want to reduce
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with diet and exercise the fat stored
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there is not your enemy in fact junk in
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the trunk contains an anti-inflammatory
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that prevents arteries from becoming
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clogged and reduces the risk of heart
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disease diabetes and Stroke back that
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thing up number two
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surfing the internet we’ve all heard how
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unhealthy it is to spend the whole day
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in front of a computer but sometimes
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spent surfing the Internet is actually
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healthy researchers at UCLA discovered
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searching the web whose brain health in
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those middle-aged and older it may even
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slow some of the effects of aging on the
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brain by stimulating areas that control
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language memory and complex reasoning
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just make sure you take breaks and
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stretch while exploring the world wide
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web number one lock her up assuming no
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one involved has mono kissing can be a
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very healthy activity the extra saliva
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from swapping spit can help break down
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oral plaque on teeth reducing the risk
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of cavities and other dental problems
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just don’t give up your toothbrush
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brushing is still a better way of
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cleaning teeth guessing may even help
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you lose a little weight by increasing
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your metabolic rate and burning extra
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calories who knew it could be such a
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good way to kiss calories goodbye what’s
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the most surprising health tip you’ve
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learned hopefully this video has been
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helpful did you learn anything new
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also which one did you think was the
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