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Mayo Clinic: "Water: How Much Should You Drink Every Day?" "Stretching: Focus on flexibility," "Counting calories: Get back to weight-loss basics," "How many hours of sleep are enough for good health?" "Eye exam: Why it's done."
CDC: "How much physical activity do adults need?" "Alcohol and Public Health: Frequently Asked Questions," "Are you getting enough sleep?"
ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: "High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight: Maximum Results With Minimal Investment."
American College of Sports Medicine: "Improving Your Flexibility and Balance."
American Heart Association: "Flexibility Exercise (Stretching)," "Sugar 101."
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020, 8th Edition, U.S. HHS and USDA, 2015.
eatright.org: "The New Math of Counting Calories."
UCSF Medical Center: "Increasing Fiber Intake."
ChooseMyPlate.gov: "My Plate," "TIPS: Focus on Whole Fruits," "2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines: Answers to Your Questions," "Saturated, Unsaturated, And Trans Fats."
National Sleep Foundation: "How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?"
MouthHealthy.org: "Brushing Your Teeth," "Flossing," "Your Top 9 Questions About Going to the Dentist—Answered!"
Harvard Health Publications: "Ask the doctor: Do I really need to floss every day?"
Journal of Dental Research: "Patient Stratification for Preventive Care in Dentistry."
American Dental Association: "American Dental Association Statement on Regular Dental Visits."
BMJ: "General health checks in adults for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis."
New England Journal of Medicine: "Improving Value in Health Care — Against the Annual Physical."
American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Vision Screening Recommendations for Adults Under 40," "Ophthalmologists Recommend a Check to Establish a Baseline of Eye Health," "Vision Screening Recommendations for Adults Over 60."
Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on August 23, 2017
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