• January 26, 2015

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    Is Rebounding Good Exercise?

    NYTimes.
    I’ve been reading a lot about rebounding as an excellent exercise for all ages. The benefits seem almost miraculous, but I don’t find any articles in Well about this form of exercise. Have you looked into it?

    A: Many websites do tout almost miraculous benefits fro

  • January 25, 2015

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    The Best Time to Exercise to Lose Weight?

    NYTimes.
    What is the best time of day to exercise, if my goal is weight loss?

    A:
    You might try setting your wake-up alarm earlier and exercising before breakfast. There is some evidence that working out on a completely empty stomach — or, as scientists call this wooz

  • January 24, 2015

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    A 12-Hour Window for a Healthy Weight

    NYTimes. Scientists, like mothers, have long suspected that midnight snacking is inadvisable. But until a few years ago, there was little in the way of science behind those suspicions. Now, a new study shows that mice prevented from eating at all hours avoided obesity and metabolic problems — even

  • January 23, 2015

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    The Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk

    NYTimes. To combat afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus, take a walk during the lunch hour.

    A new study finds that even gentle lunchtime strolls can perceptibly — and immediately — buoy people’s moods and ability to handle stress at work.

    It is not news, of co

  • January 22, 2015

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    Random Chance’s Role in Cancer

    NYTimes. Unlike Ebola, flu or polio, cancer is a disease that arises from within — a consequence of the mutations that inevitably occur when one of our 50 trillion cells divides and copies

  • January 22, 2015

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    How Vitamin D May Fight Colon Cancer

    NYTimes. Higher levels of vitamin D have been associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer in many observational studies. A new analysis has found a possible reason.


    A malignant tumor contains not just cancer cells but many types of

  • January 22, 2015

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    From Detox To Elimination Diets, Skipping Sugar May Be The Best Bet

    NPR.

    When it comes to detox diets, we totally get the appeal.

    Who's not drawn to the idea of flushing all the toxins out of our bodies — a sort of spring cleaning of our insides?

    And yes, several years back, I even remember trying — if only for a day

  • January 20, 2015

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    Many Who Take a Daily Aspirin Don’t Need It

    NYTimes. Many healthy people take a daily aspirin to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but a new study has found that more than 11 percent of them should not be doing so.


    Aspirin has well established benefits, but also carri

  • January 19, 2015

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    The Super-Short Workout and Other Fitness Trends

    NYTimes. The big story in exercise science this year was the super-short workout.


    In one particularly useful study from May, scientists found that three brief sessions per day of interval-style exercise — consisting of one minute of

  • January 17, 2015

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    Ask Well: Blockages in the Heart and Brain

    NYTimes.


    Why do people get blockages in the arteries of the heart and brain, but rarely in other organs?




    Actually, block