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NHS Choices: "What is the body mass index (BMI)?"
Heart Foundation: "Waist measurement."
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk," "Reduce Screen Time."
Mayo Clinic: "Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters," "Prediabetes," "Cholesterol test," "Metabolism and weight loss: How you burn calories," "Water: How much should you drink every day?"
American Heart Association: "The Facts About High Blood Pressure," "Health Threats From High Blood Pressure," "What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean."
Diabetes.co.uk: "Blood Sugar Level Ranges."
American Diabetes Association: "Checking Your Blood Glucose."
CDC: "Physical Activity Guidelines," "Alcohol and Public Health: Frequently Asked Questions," "Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking."
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: "Amount of time spent in sedentary behaviors and cause-specific mortality in US adults."
NIH News in Health: "Don't Just Sit There!"
UCLA Health: "Ergonomics for Prolonged Sitting."
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy: "Effects of 10,000 steps a day on physical and mental health in overweight participants in a community setting: a preliminary study."
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity: "How many steps/day are enough? for adults."
JMIR mHealth and uHealth: "Long-Term Effectiveness of a Smartphone App for Improving Healthy Lifestyles in General Population in Primary Care: Randomized Controlled Trial (Evident II Study)."
National Sleep Foundation: "Why Do We Need Sleep?" "The Connection Between Sleep and Overeating."
Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research: "Text Neck Syndrome - Systematic Review."
Sleep.org: "Scary Ways Technology Affects Your Sleep."
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics: "Technology consumption and cognitive control: Contrasting action video game experience with media multitasking."
Psychology Today: "Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain."
Dana Foundation: "The Truth About Research on Screen Time."
FamilyDoctor.org: "Hydration for Athletes."
ChooseMyPlate.gov: "All About the Fruit Group," "Fruits: Nutrients and Health Benefits," "All About the Vegetable Group."
Rethinking Drinking: "What are symptoms of an alcohol use disorder?"
Harvard Health Publishing: "Light and social smoking carry cardiovascular risks."
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