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(TR#314) Cook Away Stress

WHAT IF…the kitchen can be a sanctuary? RESEARCH SAYS: I love to cook. There’s something about having all of the ingredients come together to make something delicious that revs me up. It turns out that health care clinics and counselors are taking advantage of this feeling that comes from cooking. They are using cooking or […]

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(TR#308) Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Chocolate?

WHAT IF…you can enjoy chocolate even more by eating it less? RESEARCH SAYS: I love chocolate cake. To fulfill my appetite for chocolate cake I used to go to All You Can Eat buffets and push my face into several pieces of warm, squishy cake. The cake wasn’t that great, but hey, I could have […]

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(TR#306) Create Your Way to Well-Being

WHAT IF…you could go back to the childhood fun of making a handprint turkey or a rainbow with colored cereal? RESEARCH SAYS: The extent of my artistic abilities is a pretty bad stick figure. But whether you’re good at it or not, making art can actually have a great impact on your overall well-being. According […]

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(TR#303) Be Cool Even When You’re Hot

WHAT IF…cooling down at the end of exercise isn’t necessary? RESEARCH SAYS: There is a common belief that cooling down by continuing to exercise at a lower intensity helps the legs flush out lactate and avoid soreness the next day; however, according to physiologist Ross Tucker, that is a myth. It turns out that lactate […]

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(TR#301) Don’t Get Waterlogged

WHAT IF…you can drink too much water? RESEARCH SAYS: A new report about over-hydration in sports suggest that under certain circumstances you can drink too much fluids, and the consequences can be severe and even fatal. It turns out that dehydration during sports is rarely if ever dangerous while over-hydration is. It’s called hyponatremia or […]