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  1. Tips to Feel Better All Day

    What are the most important steps to follow if you want to feel good from morning to night? David Rakel, MD, spends his days helping people figure that out. He's the director of the integrative medicine program at the University of Wisconsin and to him, feeling good means that your body and mind are

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  2. Make Time for Play

    Play is very easy for children. It's hard for them to not do it. By adulthood, though, most of us have gotten the message that we should be working or spending our time on more useful matters. But play time isn't wasted time for adults. It's not something you should leave behind in your childhood. A

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  3. Can You Really Boost Your Happiness?

    Happiness is a serious subject for many researchers these days. Some studies show that you have some control over how happy you feel. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor and happiness researcher, writes that your genes decide about 50% of your happiness. Issues in your life that may be hard to

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  4. 10 Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress Fast

    Relax. You deserve it, it's good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don't need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate  A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. “Research suggests

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  5. 10 Ways to Improve Your Day in Just 5 Minutes

    Five minutes. It's only a little bit of time. But it's long enough for you to do one thing that could make your whole day better. That's a great return on your time investment! So take five minutes and try one of these 10 simple ways to lower stress, boost your mood, and get more energy. It might gi

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  6. Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Volunteering may improve your mental health and help you live longer, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 40 published papers and found evidence that volunteers had a 20 percent lower risk of death than non-vol

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  7. That Bad Boss May Be Toxic to Your Family, Too

    By Lisa Esposito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family's well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests. A recent conference on work, stress and health, sponsored in part by the U.S. National Institute for Occ

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  8. Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- People who think stress is affecting their health may be setting themselves up for a heart attack, a new study contends. The researchers found that these people had double the risk of a heart attack compared with people who

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  9. Cell Phone 'Distracted Walking' Can Be Dangerous

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pedestrians are becoming more likely to be injured while using their cellphones and an estimated 1,500 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2010 as a result, a new study finds. It's impossible to know how many of the injurie

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  10. Do You Need a Nature Prescription?

    A stroll outside on a sunny day is a great pick-me-up. Now it may also be just what the doctor ordered. The benefits of nature for both body and soul are finding their way to the prescription pad as more health care providers are telling their patients to take a hike -- literally. Many health care r

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