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For thousands of years, people have searched for the meaning and beauty of life in music, painting, poetry and other arts. Now scientists are finding that the arts can benefit both your mental and physical health. More than a Feeling

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Rebounding for Health

Is it possible to bounce your way to health? According to many health experts, it is. All that is required is regular time devoted to bouncing on a mini-trampoline, also known as a rebounder. Many people, after adding rebounding to their exercise program report increased energy levels, along with improved muscle tone, trimmer waist lines, and a variety of other health benefits. All from simply bouncing up and down for 10 to 20 minutes a day, making rebounding the lazy person's way to exercise.
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Health Tip of the Day

Here's a simple and effective way to help you shed unwanted pounds. Begin lunch and dinner with a mixed. Not only will doing so help to ensure that you get your daily quota of fresh vegetables, it will also reduce your appetite for higher calorie foods during the same meals, making weight loss easier.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Researchers have found that it's possible to literally breathe away stress simply by inhaling soothing fragrances such as lavender, peppermint, or vanilla. That's because such fragrances contain chemicals that cause the brain to release stress-reducing hormones such as serotonin. Inhaling peppermint has the added benefit of increasing oxygen supply to the brain and body, resulting in feelings of greater energy, which can also counteract stress. Read more health tips...
What is Sitosterol and What Does it Do?
Beta-sitosterol belongs to the family of plant sterols. Plant sterols are found natrurally in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, vegetable oils, and other plant sources. Another group of compounds related to sterols and known as plant stanols, occur in even smaller quantities in many of the same food sources. Both stanols and sterols are essential components of plant cell membranes and resemble cholesterol. continued inside...

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