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    6 Secrets of Super-Healthy People

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    If you can’t tame your inner night owl, try this trick: Set an alarm clock at night as a reminder that it’s time to go to bed.

    6. Three, two, one, Ohm.

    Jessica McFarland, a middle-school science teacher in Philadelphia, comes in contact with 145 13-year-olds every day. “It’s a miracle that I never get sick!” she says. Among her stay-healthy habits: She takes slow, deep breaths whenever she begins to feel stressed. If possible, she takes a moment for a mini meditation.

    Research suggests she’s on to something. One study showed that mindfulness techniques like meditation may cut your chances of catching a cold. The participants who practiced meditation also said they had shorter colds and fewer symptoms when they did get sick.

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    Reviewed on January 26, 2016

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