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Walk Away from Diabetes

New research shows that you may reduce your risk of diabetes by taking 15-minute walk after meals.

Hot Chocolate as Health Food (No, Really!)

Here's some good news at last!

A 2013 Harvard study indicates that drinking two cups of cocoa a day may help your brain stay healthy and improve critical thinking.

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We're Not Your Mother, But...

Have you been keeping up with all your vaccinations?

Experts estimate that nearly 66% of Baby Boomers over 65 have not yet had their shingles vaccine. More than 40% haven't had a tetanus booster in the last decade.

Hey, we're not indestructible. In fact, our age bracket is one where shingles, the flu or other viruses can have serious consequences.

Do yourself a favor. Consult with your doctor about getting your flu shots annually, a tetanus booster every 10 years and by all means, make sure you've had your shingles vaccine (even if you've already had a shingles outbreak).

Wishing You a Not So Sweet New Year

Okay, we all know sugar is bad, but it tastes so darn good! We can cut down our intake of sugar (and still enjoy the occasional treats) by following a few simple tips:

Whole Fruit vs. Fruit Juice: Fruit juice can have as much sugar as several pieces of whole fruit, but none of the fiber that slows absorption. Eat the whole fruit and skip the juice.

The Best Fruits: Those are the ones that release their sugar into our systems more slowly. These include apples, berries and grapefruit.

Chocolate: Every chocoholic knows there are actual health benefits in chocolate. And the darker the chocolate, the more cocoa (the health-giving stuff) and the less sugar (the not-so-healthy stuff).

Avoid White: Not only is cane sugar white, but foods like white bread, white rice and white pasta are metabolized in your body just like sugar. Health experts say you should substitute whole gains and skip the white.

 

A Weight Loss Solution, By Gum!

Worried about packing on a few pounds this holiday season?

Research has shown people who chew sugarless gum throughout the morning consumed 67 fewer calories at lunch and then never make up the difference over the rest of the day.

 

Besides Diana Ross, what other two girls made up the original Supremes?

Flo Ballard and Mary Wilson
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