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Need a Walking Partner? Try a Dog

Original Source: http://pennstatehershey.adam.com/content.aspx?productId=35&pid=35&gid=31665  June 11 (HealthDay News) — Forget about joining a gym. If you want to get into shape, all you need is a four-legged pal. Dr. Robert Kushner, a human obesity expert and professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, said that dogs make great workout partners in winning the […]

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Why Adult Coloring Books are Good for You

original source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/health/adult-coloring-books-popularity-mental-health/ January 6, 2016 — By Kelly Fitzpatrick, Daily Burn Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it’s childhood favorite Crayola that’s gotten adult coloring […]

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‘Food is Love, Food is Medicine’

August 11, 2016 — Kara Shifler, RD, LDN from PRO Wellness joined Marisa Katkocin, Sous Chef from Compass at the Hershey Medical Center, recently at Hershey Medical Center’s Treetop Café to chop and stir their way through a Smart Packing Cooking Demonstration. Together they prepared Pistou (Pesto) Soup and Barley Greek Salad while also educating attendees on how to pack […]

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Get Outdoors

In the last decade, with the rise of mobile electronics, many children are moving inside for play. The average American child spends less than 30 minutes a day outside and around seven hours in front of a screen. Spending time outside playing is not just good for the body, but also helps a child’s mind […]

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Use existing nutrition facts to eat healthier now

original post: http://news.psu.edu/story/414282/2016/06/10/impact/extension-expert-use-existing-nutrition-facts-eat-healthier-now?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=414727_HTML&utm_content=06-16-2016-08-47&utm_campaign=health%20and%20wellness%20newswire UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Changes to the nutrition facts label on foods just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration don’t kick in for two years, but that shouldn’t stop people from using the existing label to eat smarter now, according to a nutritionist with Penn State Extension. The FDA will require […]

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Smoking rates are declining

June 6, 2016—There’s good news when it comes to cigarettes: The number of adult smokers in the United States is on the decline. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, smoking has declined from 24.7 percent of American adults in 1997 to just 15.1 percent in 2015. In spite of the downward trend, smoking […]

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