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(TR#210) The Downside of Technology

WHAT IF…your technology is taking over your life? RESEARCH SAYS: Yes…technology has made us both more efficient and busier. Technology is a great servant but a terrible master. Here’s a list of technology traps we should try to avoid: Taking a picture of a great moment instead of enjoying it. Scrolling through your news feed […]

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(TR#207) Cycle for Life

WHAT IF…cyclists are among the healthiest people alive? RESEARCH SAYS: Just one hour on a bike burns well over 500 calories, depending on incline and speed. Cycling can also help slow the decline of cardiovascular health in older people. It also uses a range of muscles, including your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and even your core. […]

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(TR#206) Climb Every Mountain

WHAT IF…altitude affects your metabolism? RESEARCH SAYS: Spending time at high altitudes can help shed some pounds. A 2013 study found that Americans who live at sea-level are four to five times more likely to be obese as those who live in the highest altitude communities in Colorado — even after they controlled for other […]

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(TR#205) One Thing Guaranteed to Make You Feel Better!

WHAT IF…singing can make you happy? RESEARCH SAYS: When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Singing releases endorphins in the body that make you feel good as well as oxytocin that alleviates anxiety and stress and enhances feelings of trust and bonding. This may explain why studies have […]

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(TR#202) The Joy of Knitting

WHAT IF…knitting can take the blues away? RESEARCH SAYS: My wife recently took up knitting. She says it just makes her happy. Now we know why. In one study of more than 3,500 knitters, 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting. This may be because when you begin to weave together intricate […]