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88 Why Running Is Such Perfect Cardio
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There was once a time, just a few decades ago, when few people ran to stay in shape. Today, running is almost synonymous with exercise. If your goal is to be fit and healthy, you’re either a runner or someone who’s planning to start running really soon (promise).

Running has become so popular, in part, because a mountain of evidence suggests it’s great for a long, disease-free life.

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78 This Week in Health: Bike to Work, Eat Less Salt, Try Zumba
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This week brought plenty of new research on the health virtues of exercise. One study also helped banish the “I have no time” excuse by showing that a more active commute to work may help you live longer. Here’s what else grabbed our attention in health news this week. (Sign up for our newsletter for more.)

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78 Your Meal Has Six Times More Salt Than You Think
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How much salt was in your lunch? Whatever your guess, chances are you’re off. By a lot.

In a new study, published in the journal Appetite, researchers stood outside fast-food restaurants and asked people to guess how much sodium they just ate. Their answers were almost always six times too low.

That’s because people don’t tend to use a lot of salt to season...

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98 Lady Gaga FaceTimed Prince William to Talk About the Importance of Discussing Mental Health
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Another member of the British royal family is speaking out about mental health, this time in a video with one of the world’s biggest pop stars.

Days after Prince Harry spoke about the personal struggles he faced after losing his mother, Princess Diana, at age 12, Prince William and Lady Gaga had a conversation on breaking the stigma surrounding frank discourse a...

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93 8 Healthy Ways To Use Natural Sweeteners
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You don’t always need to reach for the sugar to add sweetness. Plenty of fruits and vegetables are wonderfully sweet already and come bundled with nutrients, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidant benefits. They also add tenderness to baked goods and fantastic color to sauces and smoothies. These tips will help you use more natural sweeteners in the kitchen and keep your added sugar intake in check.

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83 3 Simple Dessert Recipes That Are Rich in Protein
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If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re going to love Arman Liew. He is the author of Clean Sweets: Simple, High-Protein Desserts for One ($22;

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79 Science Says Your Pet Is Good for Your Mental Health
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Being a pet in America is a plum gig. Pets are incredibly well loved: according to a 2015 Harris poll, 95% of owners think of their animal as a member of the family. About half buy them birthday presents. And it’s a two-way street. People who have pets tend to have lower blood pressure, heart rate and heart-disease risk than those who don’t. Those health boons may come from the extra exercise that playing and walking require, and the stress relief of...

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78 This Map Shows Where People Are the Most Stressed in America
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Who’s suffering from the most stress in America? People in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, according to surveys and federal data, analyzed by personal finance website WalletHub.

People in those states generally had higher divorce rates and lower ...

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97 Pets Help Kids Build Immunity Even Before They’re Born
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If you’ve been considering adopting a dog or a cat, this new study might help you make up your mind: According to research published in Microbiome, children born into homes with pets have higher levels of gut microbes that protect against allergies and obesity. Researc...

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91 How Vitamin C May Help Cancer Treatments Work Better
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Cancer treatments are often hard on patients, but the side effects and challenges are necessary to control or even destroy tumor cells.

Now researchers say there may be a way to make those treatments work even better. In a study published in Cancer Cell, scientists say that giving people high doses of

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