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It Takes a Town to Be Healthy

How healthy you are, or can hope to be, depends on multiple factors, including where you live. For example, if you call Minneapolis-St. Paul home, you breath cleaner air and will find it easier to exercise than almost anywhere else. Washington D.C. has the highest number of swimming pools, tennis courts, and recreational centers in the nation, and health care providers are abundant here. Denver has the lowest obesity rate among big cities and the highest percentage of residents who are in excellent or very good health.

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Boost Your Metabolism

You can’t walk by a magazine stand without seeing at least a dozen covers on how to boost your metabolism. And if you google the word “metabolism,” you’ll find over 85 million hits. Is all this just hype or can you really do something to help your body burn calories faster?

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Mexican Restaurant Food – The Healthy Kind

Do you love Mexican food but don’t want to wreck your diet? Fortunately, it is quite possible to indulge in the ever-growing array of Mexican cuisine without creating a complete nutritional disaster for yourself. Here are a few picks for delicious as well as nutritious Mexican fare. You might be surprised at just how many healthy options are out there.

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Good Snacking Versus Bad Snacking

America is a nation of snackers. According to one recent survey, over 90 percent admit to snacking on a daily basis. The reasons why people reach for snack food are numerous and complex. For men it’s mostly a means to satisfy hunger or cravings between meals, while for women it can be a way to cope with stress, boredom, or other emotional disturbances. Still, that doesn’t make snacking a bad habit.

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Under Our Skin

As a clinician for the past 25 years, I have gone through the distinctive choreography of clinical care thousands of times: meet a stranger; exchange greetings; enter an exam room; close the door; dive into every intimacy. On innumerable occasions, I have encountered composed, well dressed, apparently accomplished, emotionally stable adults. And then behind the closed door of an exam room, that person would come undone and tell tales of personal catastrophe such as sexual assault in childhood, drug use by a child, beatings by a spouse, struggles with addiction, the list goes on.

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Questions About Wine You Didn’t Know Anyone to Ask

There are countless opinions and myths about wine, many of which are unproven or outright false. But straight answers can be hard to come by if you don’t know whom to ask. To get to the bottom of some of the most common questions and misconceptions that surround wine and winemaking, I talked with a winery owner owner and his winemaker.

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