Healthy Tips from HealthyLife

Beth Cooney offers tips to keep you healthy

D is for “Don’t Bother”

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More than 50 percent of adults—many of them right here in the sun-starved Northeast—take Vitamin D supplements to help keep their bones healthy as they age. But a new study suggests they might as well be popping a placebo. Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand looked at thousands of healthy adults, who […] [Read More]
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Working Lunch

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Eating lunch at the desk is perceived in some office cultures as a sure sign you’re completely overworked –or brown-nosing the boss– but an intriguing new study suggests noshing at your desk is okay, as long as you’ve made the choice to do it. In a study that looked at work recovery—including how employees decompress, […] [Read More]
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Asleep Behind the Wheel

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Sleeping less than six hours a night can actually be more dangerous than driving drunk. That’s the startling finding of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania suggest in a new study that concluded so-called “short sleepers—people who sleep less than six hours a night—are among the most perilous  drivers on the road. In their study, […] [Read More]
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In Step with Breast Cancer Prevention

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There’s some good news for every women who tries to make a daily practice of walking. And there’s even better news for women whose daily routines involve exercise that’s a little more strenuous. You may be cutting your risk of breast cancer with every purposeful step you take. New research funded by the American Cancer […] [Read More]
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Love Sounds

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Want to know if it’s really love? Listen up! Researchers at Alberta College in Pennsylvania say they’ve found it’s possible to distinguish whether a couple is just friends or actually lovers, but honing in on even subtle changes in the pitch of their conversational voices. By listening to recorded phone conversations between couples who were […] [Read More]
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Middle Age Stress an Alzheimer’s Risk

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Here’s a cautionary tale for women coping with lots of daily stress: Researchers suggest that a stressful middle-age is risk factor for developing the devastating, memory-sapping Alzheimer’s disease later in life. While Swedish researchers, who reported their findings recently in the journal BMJ Open, stressed that there study doesn’t mean a stressful job or chaotic […] [Read More]
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On the Menu: Too Much Junk

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Major restaurant chains have worked hard to generate buzz about their healthier menu options in recent years, but the quality of food on most menus hasn’t improved much, according to a new study out of the University of California at Davis. Indeed, the overall calorie and sodium content of the menus of most restaurant menus […] [Read More]
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Weighty Manners

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Could good manners be making you fat? Researchers at Duke University suggest as much in a new study which suggests politically correct diners will mimic the food choices of obese guests for fear of offending them. Indeed, when researchers at Duke’s Furqa School of Business paired study subjects with companions dressed in fat suits (that […] [Read More]