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BRING on the celebration and celebration fever!!! There are five more weeks to December 25, 2016! Well, we tried counting down to Christmas using our fingers and toes, but we don’t have 41 of them – then we’d be REALLY grumpy! (But if YOU want to countdown to Christmas, there are 41 days to go. And 47 days more to welcoming 2017.
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WHERE have the days gone!!! We celebrated the New Year not so long ago and we are already at the season of winding down and celebrations. It is 44 days to Christmas and 51 days to saying goodbye to 2015.
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THEY say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not only will it affect one’s energy level for the day, but breakfast can help control your weight. So, there you go for those wanting to lose weight and decide to skip breakfast. Another problem is most people are eating the wrong foods for breakfast, which cause them to be obese and unhealthy.
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AND remember, exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help in weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn.
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NOW read on, certain food words can interact with stress and genetics to trigger unhealthy eating, two new studies suggest. The findings were presented at the Obesity Week, a meeting in Los Angeles hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society. One study included 17 obese people and 12 normal-weight people whose brain activity was monitored while they looked at words describing high- and low-calorie foods.
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“OUR study found that individuals with obesity had a stronger response to words associated with high-calorie foods – such as chocolate spread and chicken wings – in a widespread neural circuit spanning multiple areas of the brain,” study leader Susan Carnell said in Obesity Society news release. Stress made the obese participants more likely to want high-calorie foods.
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POLLS of populations around the globe show that life satisfaction often waxes and wanes with age and differs depending on where people live. In Western nations, happiness bottoms out between the ages of 45 and 54 before rising again into old age, while in the former Soviet Union and Latin America, it declines throughout life. The reasons for these trends are complex and multifaceted, but one factor that seems to have a strong influence is a region’s economic prosperity, suggesting that money does in fact buy some measure of happiness.
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QUOTE of the day: The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain (Nov 30, 1835-April 21, 1910)

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