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7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Looking to burn more calories? Look no further for solutions! While most of us tend to think our metabolism is too slow, you don’t need to spend hours on end working out. In fact, this article provides seven easy and healthy tips on how to boost your metabolism quickly. To check out the tips, read the article HERE .

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Full Moon May Reduce Sleep

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A study done by the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel in Switzerland investigated if full moons really do throw off human sleep cycles. The scientists used 33 healthy volunteers ranged from ages 20 to 74. Each participant slept in a room with no windows so they could not see the moon. As it turns out, the researchers found out that a full moon was associated with a 20-minute reduction of total sleep. They study also found that it took participants longer to fall asleep during and near full moons. For more details on the study and its results, click HERE.

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Exercise Helps You Learn

 

Two studies in Germany prove that working out the body while working out the brain truly does help you learn better. After analyzing the results of each study, it became apparent that the beneficial impact depended on the intensity of the workout. The more vigorous the exercise, the more over-stimulated your body and brain become, monopolizing the brain’s attention resources. For more information on both studies and their findings, read the full article HERE.

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Images Encourage Skin Cancer Exams

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but could it also inspire self-examination for skin cancer? It just might. A new study reported by WebMD found that people who saw pictures of skin cancer were more motivated to check their skin more often and accurately. Evidently, text descriptions alone were not enough to inspire a self-check. For more information on the published study, read the full article HERE.

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Why You Should Drink More Coffee

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Health.com reports that a recent study discovered that a cup of java is linked to positive emotions including happiness, calmness, pleasure, friendship, satisfaction, affection, and kindness. Coffee beans actually contain antioxidants and may cut down your risk of diabetes. Additionally, coffee is tied to decreased risks of contracting other diseases as well as giving your daily or weekly workout a boost. For more details on the different ways in which coffee can help you, click HERE.

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Make Your Diet Headache Proof

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Courtesy of www.reachingutopia.com via Google Images.

Tired of those daily headaches? If so, making a few changes to your diet may be all you need. Be sure to stay away from tyramine, which is found in aged foods and drinks like dried fruit, aged cheese, and cured meats. This is important because tyramine may force blood vessels to constrict then expand, potentially causing you pain. That’s just one of many examples. For more foods and drinks to watch out for, read the full article HERE.

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Lower Risk of Dementia with Iron-Rich Foods

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A study published in the journal Neurology, reports that low iron levels in the blood and anemia could be linked to an increased risk for dementia. The study took place over 11 years and required the participants to engage in memory and thinking tests during this time. Researchers found that patients with anemia had a higher risk for developing dementia compared to those who were not anemic. Thus, anemia was associated with a 41% higher chance of dementia. For more details on the study and tips for iron-rich foods, read the full article HERE.

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The Causes of High Cholesterol

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About 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. Although there are a variety of sources, the more common causes are discussed in this article. Two of the biggest factors are your family history and what you eat. This article reveals what type of fats to watch out for in your diet, the importance of exercise, as well as how age and gender can affect your cholesterol. Get all the facts on the most common causes HERE.

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The Great Risks of Belly Flopping

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Courtesy of via www.rivergrandrapids.com Google Images.

We all know that feeling of breaking the water’s surface only to feel an intense sting on our stomach moments later. Then, when we emerge from the water, we see the huge red mark on our bellies left from the impact. But could belly flops cause more harm than a little redness and a slight sting? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. The most common injuries deal with concussions or intense bruising of the skin. However, while it is less common, it is possible to experience abdominal trauma and it can affect other internal organs, too. To read about other consequences of belly flopping, check out the full article HERE.

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Why to Buy Stocks in the Health Care Sector Now

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Stocks in the health care sector have outperformed the 2013 Dow Jones thus far. For every dollar gained in the overall market index, the health care indices have gained $1.50. Aside from monetary growth, health care has also been ahead of the game in regards to timing. Right now, health care stocks show signs of gaining strength, which means the sector may be headed even higher for the second half of 2013. For advice on which stocks to buy, take a look at this ARTICLE from The Street, which compares five potential game changers.

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