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Researchers from the Happiness
Research Institute in Denmark
think so. In a recent study,
they found that 88 percent
of users who quit Facebook
reported feeling "happy," while
only 81 percent of those who
continued using the social
network said they felt "happy."
Researchers recruited 1,095
Facebook users between
the ages of 16 and 76, 94
percent of whom said they
visited Facebook daily.
Those who gave up Facebook
felt "more enthusiastic, less
lonely, less worried, and more
decisive," and said that quitting
allowed them to spend more
time with family and friends.
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Brisk Walks May Help Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
Walking 20 minutes a day may cut your risk of heart disease by as much as 30
percent, according to the November 2015 issue of Harvard Heart Letter.
The key factor for most people is finding the motivation to start, and stick
with, a regular walking program. One of the best ways to do that is to find
walking buddies, says Lauren Elson, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation
instructor at Harvard Medical School. "I find that if I can get someone to walk
with a partner—a spouse or a friend—that helps a lot."
Brisk walking is defined as moderate intensity: your
breathing rate should increase, but you should
still be able to speak in full sentences.
When you begin a walking program,
you should plan to start slowly and work
gradually toward better fitness, especially
if you haven't exercised in a while.
Read the full article at www.health.
New App Promotes
Have you ever spent too much time in the
grocery store reading labels and trying to
decide what items to buy based on your or
your family's nutritional preferences?
Ipiit, a new app for Android and iPhone,
lets consumers create personal profiles
based on allergies or food
preferences. Users can scan
barcodes with their smartphones,
and the app instantly indicates
whether a scanned food fits
within their dietary parameters
and is safe for them to consume.
Additional features include food
comparison, product ratings, and
social sharing functions. Learn
more at www.ipiit.com.