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Source: Cornell University

Think of your next exercise workout as a “fun run” or as a well-deserved break, and you’ll eat less afterward.  Think of it as exercise or as a workout and you’ll later eat more dessert and snacks to reward yourself.

These new findings from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab study involved two studies where adults were led on a 2 km walk around a small lake and were either told it was going to be an exercise walk or a scenic walk….

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Source: American Council on Exercise

Good news out of Stanford was recently published in the journal Psychological Science, saying that preschoolers can be taught about healthy eating, and actually act on it to eat more vegetables!

You can call upon some excellent children’s nutrition books currently on the market to try to replicate the experiment at home.

Here are a few of the favorites, as well as recommendations from parents…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Feeling Great with Jasper State by Judith Margaret Johnson
Fast Food by Saxton Freymann and Joost Eiffers
The History of Veggies by Mary Lee

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Running Injuries

September 23, 2014

Source: Journal of the American Medical Association

More than 40 million people in the United States run regularly. Although there are many health benefits from running regularly, there is also a risk of injury. Injuries from running usually involve the muscles, tendons, joints, and bones of the legs. Most are due to repetitive activity rather than a single traumatic event.

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Source: Cleveland Clinic

You may be eating a balanced diet, but some foods have more heart-healthy nutrients than others. Dietitians from the Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program list the best foods to power your heart into healthy old age…

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