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  5. Can you help us spread the word? The dreaded Youth Fitness Test (dating back to 1966) has been phased out and is replaced with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. The new program assesses students’ health-related fitness and helps them progress over time. The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is available for free to all schools at
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  7. Sometimes it's the simple things that we haven't thought of before: Lying face down during radiation treatments for breast cancer may help protect women's lungs and hearts.
  8. So, it's not your imagination when your male partner seems like he can't tell the difference between the two different sofas -- one in "kiwi" and one in "fern"...
  9. Do you drink beer? This new study says if you want to pace yourself you should drink from straight-sided glasses, not curved ones...
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  11. Have you made your own fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt? Post a picture!
    Many fruit-on-the-bottom yogurts contain more sugar than a Kit-Kat bar! Why not make your own version and add some variety.
  12. Did you know? "People who begin an exercise program of 30 minutes a day and who lose 7 percent of their body weight decrease their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than 50 percent," said Elaine Sullivan, associate director of clinical education programs at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.
  13. Got a sweet tooth? Try this recipe to help keep you healthy and satisfy that dessert craving:

    Blueberry-Almond Turtles
    7 Tbsp (2.5 oz) bittersweet chocolate chips
    1/4 cup dried blueberries
    1/4 cup sliced almonds

    Microwave chocolate in a bowl for a minute or until melted. Stir in the blueberries and nuts, then drop 5 rounded tablespoons onto parchment paper. Cool in refrigerator for two minutes or until firm.

    **Be creative and try different types of dried fruit & nuts such as, cranberries and walnuts. Creativity makes for the best treats!**
  14. In a small study of mostly women between the ages of 55 and 85, regular meditation helped fight feelings of loneliness and cut the body's inflammatory response -- which can trigger serious illness -- to distressing emotions...
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    Having a wide circle of friends helps middle-aged men and women have a greater sense of well-being, according to new research....

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