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Exercise shouldn’t replace playtime for kids: study

(Relaxnews) – In a panic over increasingly sedentary children, experts and parents alike have attempted to structure playtime to make it active in the hopes of increasing fitness, but a new study says that might not be necessary and points […]
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Group nature walks may boost mental well-being in stressful times

(Relaxnews) – Shedding light on the frequently proposed but rarely taken-to-heart suggestion of getting air and seeing friends, a large-scale study linked group nature walks to improved mental health and reduced stress. “We hear people say they feel better after […]
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PFW: shows to watch live online

(Relaxnews) – Tuesday, September 23 marks the start of Paris fashion week, which continues through October 1. For those who can’t make it to the French capital to see the SS15 ready-to-wear collections, there is still the option of live […]
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Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement. Also called non-calorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the […]
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Nine in 10 children in US eat too much salt: experts

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Nine in 10 American children eat too much salt, greatly raising their risk of high blood pressure and heart disease as they grow older, experts said Tuesday. More than 40 percent of the sodium children consume comes from […]
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‘Raw’ the new beauty in Hollywood

(TORONTO, Canada-AFP) – Starlets take note: Hollywood filmmakers pushed a no-fuss, no-makeup look in new movies at the Toronto film festival this week, redefining beauty as “raw”. And established stars including Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon lapped it...
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Beauty tutorials: update your look for fall

(Relaxnews) – Sorry to bring it up, but summer is drawing to a close. Why not cheer yourself up by thinking about some cool autumnal makeup looks? Clumpy mascara - http://youtu.be/2kzmiTEz3ew This tutorial was put together by ASOS makeup artist Elias […]
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Exercise to reap the heart-health benefits of wine, study says

(Relaxnews) – At the European Society of Cardiology Congress, researchers from the Czech Republic presented a first of its kind study in which they concluded that wine has its greatest cardiovascular benefits for those who exercise. “This is the first […]
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Diet: low carb emerges victorious over low fat in comparative study

(Relaxnews) – For weight loss and cardiovascular disease prevention, low carb is the way to go, according to researchers from Tulane University, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins University in the US. The research team set out to determine the effects […]
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Volunteer work makes older adults happier, healthier: study

(Relaxnews) – A meta-analysis by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto says that volunteering increases both physical and mental health and those who reap the health benefits of volunteer work log at least 100 hours per […]