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This blog offers tips to help you boost energy, gain strength, balance work with rest, and live healthier than ever.

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Social Jet Lag: Is it Making You Fat?

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If you need an alarm clock to wake up during the week and you’re sleeping in on the weekends, you’re likely suffering from “social jet lag.” This means that your body clock and your social clock aren’t matching up, and it could affect your weight, according to a new study by the University of Munich’s Institute of Medical Psychology [Time.com].

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Tags: Rest, Sleep, Health, Weekend, Weight Loss

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How Jogging Can Help You Live Longer

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Jogging can add years to your life, according to new research presented at the meeting of the European Society of Cardiology in Dublin, Ireland.

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Tags: Outdoor Recreation, Energy, Longevity, Health, Running

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Going to Bed Early Can Help You Lose Weight

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While we know that healthy sleep habits can improve your mood, energy, and productivity, there’s another reason to get more shut-eye: Sleep may play a role in weight management. A study published in the journal Obesity found that going to bed early and getting a good night's sleep can help you eat less.

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Tags: Rest, Sleep, Health, Weight Loss

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Study: Losing Weight May Decrease Cancer Risk

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Losing weight through diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of cancer in women, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research.

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Tags: Health, Disease, Weight Loss, Women

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Obesity Costs U.S. Economy $190 Billion

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Obesity in the U.S. costs Americans $190 billion in excess medical expenses, according to a new report for the Campaign to End Obesity.

The study found that obesity-related medical spending is double previous estimates. It also costs more than smoking. While it costs obese people more, it also impacts non-obese Americans through higher health insurance premiums.

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Tags: Health

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7 Keys to a Good Night's Sleep

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Having trouble getting the recommended six to eight hours of sleep a night? Use the tips below to sleep better tonight.

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Tags: Rest, Sleep, Tired, Health

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Study: Men Are More Active Than Women

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Men are more likely than women to exercise on a daily basis, according to research published in the journal Preventive Medicine. In the study of 1,000 men and women, researchers found that men were nearly twice as active as women. Men got an average of 30 minutes of activity daily compared to 18 minutes for women.

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Tags: Women, Health

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Health News: Half of All Cancers Are Preventable

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Half of all cancers are preventable if people take better care of their health, according to a review article in the journal Science Translational Medicine. U.S. scientists argued that if people started practicing healthier habits, they would be less likely to get cancer. Scientists said that exercising, eating right, and not smoking could prevent up to half of the 577,000 U.S. cancer deaths this year.

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Tags: Health, Disease

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Study: Most Americans Don't Meet the 7 Criteria for Heart Health

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Less than two percent of Americans meet the seven criteria for a healthy heart, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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In the News: Contagious Weight Loss

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A new study published online in the journal Obesity found that people who worked out with a group or team lost a similar amount of weight. Researchers from The Miriam Hospital and Brown University analyzed results of more than 3,300 participants from the 2009 Shape Up Island campaign and found that people who felt motivated by their team increased their odds of losing weight by up to 20 percent. Is your gym buddy slowing you down? Find a new workout partner who’s motivated.

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Tags: Health, Weight Loss, Focus, Goals

Blogs

Movement

5 Stretches to Refresh Your Warmup

Try these dynamic stretches to prepare for a better workout.

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Feeling Uninspired? Take a Walk

When you feel your creativity lacking, taking a walk can help you find inspiration, according to a small study from Stanford University researchers.

Nutrition

Q&A: Supplements for Vegetarian Bodybuilders

Three things to know if you train hard and don't eat meat.

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.