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Health Briefs

Health tip: Caffeine and fat don’t mix

Eating a fat-filled meal? Don’t follow it with coffee, soda or an energy drink.

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Health tip: Switch ranch dressing with vinaigrette

Boost your body’s ability to burn fat by switching your salad dressing from ranch to vinaigrette.

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Health tip: More sleep, less weight

According to a study at Columbia University, people who got four hours of sleep ate 300 more calories a day compared to those who got nine hours of sleep each night.

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Health tip: Safflower oil

Add safflower oil, a polyunsaturated fat that contains essential omega-6 fatty acids, to your pantry.

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Health tip: Ask about plans to exercise

A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that when people were asked about their plans to exercise, they worked out 138 percent more than in previous weeks.

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Health tip: Keep your arteries healthy

A high-potassium diet helps keep arteries healthy and may lower your risk of stroke.

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Health tip: Go easy on yourself

Don't beat yourself up for eating that piece of pizza or missing a few days at the gym.

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Health tip: Smile and mean it

A smile that’s genuine, the kind where you’re using those muscles on either side of your eyes, grabs on to specific parts of your brain that bring joy.

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Health tip: Take a health assessment

Take the American Heart Association's health assessment, My Life Check, to figure out exactly what you can do to improve heart health and lose weight.

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Topical pain relief

Reunion Fast Acting Intense Spot Relief is an all-natural, topical pain relief medication that quickly relieves pain and stress caused by nerve or muscle discomfort.

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