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Cheating? You can't deny the issues with Diet Soda.

Cheating? You can't deny the issues with Diet Soda.

Washington Post      April 21, 2017 Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. Now, more evidence has emerged to refute that rationale. Indeed, a new study shows an association between diet soda and both stroke and dementia, with people drinking diet soda daily being almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia as those who consumed it weekly or less. “This included a higher risk of ischemic stroke, where blood vessels in the brain become...

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How to Stay Hydrated: 7 Tips for an Active Summer

How to Stay Hydrated: 7 Tips for an Active Summer

By Jake Heikkinen, AT, ATC, CSCS Henry Ford Medical System Not only is H20 an essential nutrient, it literally makes up your entire being: We’re all 40 to 70 percent water, depending on your fitness level and age. And while staying hydrated is always important, it may become more challenging as the weather heats up. Hard-working muscles generate more heat when they’re surrounded by hot air, making it harder for your body to maintain a normal temperature. Even a 1 to 2 percent loss of body weight (from water) can compromise your performance and impact your body’s ability to cool itself....

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4 Reasons Connecting with Nature can be Good for Your Health

4 Reasons Connecting with Nature can be Good for Your Health

By Robin Raven (Original article: OneGreenPlanet.org) Many people have feelings of enchantment and wonder at the beauty of nature that go back to their very first experiences hiking and camping in childhood. Being in nature can inspire a sense of awe and help you find greater meaning in your everyday life. What you may not know is that immersing yourself in nature can offer short-term and long-term benefits for your health. Let’s take a look at some major reasons that getting in touch with the natural world can be fantastic for your health and overall well-being. Reason #1: Nature Can...

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