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Think Positively, Exercise Daily, Eat Healthy, Work Hard, Stay Strong, Worry Less, Dance More, Love Often, Be Happy | Greatness HQ | Success | Motivation | It's Your Destiny

Think Positively, Exercise Daily, Eat Healthy, Work Hard, Stay Strong, Worry Less, Dance More, Love Often, Be Happy | Greatness HQ | Success | Motivation | It's Your Destiny | Healthy for Life | Scoop.it
Think Positively, Exercise Daily, Eat Healthy, Work Hard, Stay Strong, Worry Less, Dance More, Love Often, Be Happy (RT @GreatnessHQ: Think positively, exercise daily, eat healthy http://t.co/jy24lXrEzi)...
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10 Best everyday superfoods

10 Best everyday superfoods | Healthy for Life | Scoop.it
Supercharge your diet with these everyday superfoods.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 27, 2013 7:01 PM

Many superfoods are just regular foods that we normally eat. It's good to know they are so healthy.

Darrell Ferrell's curator insight, September 29, 2014 3:53 PM

I'm always interested in "10 best" lists.  Everyone has their opinion, but when it comes to superfoods, I usually want to hear all about it...

Jessica Walker's curator insight, August 26, 2015 4:19 AM

Plus- Talks about overall best superfoods to have in your everyday diet. This will be good to refer to when deciding which foods i should look into.

Minus- The article was written back in 2013, so the foods may be thought about differently now.

Interesting- All the foods mentioned are natural, non processed foods, and although the article was written a while back, the foods seem to still be counted as the typical superfoods.

Reliability-The source was written by a health writer who specialises in heath and fitness, although what she is saying may be true, she is not a qualified nutritionalist so what she is stating may not be reliable. 

 

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Exercise for Eyes and Vision - Eye M.D.-approved information from EyeSmart

Exercise for Eyes and Vision - Eye M.D.-approved information from EyeSmart | Healthy for Life | Scoop.it
You already know that 30 minutes of physical exercise a day can pay benefits to your heart, your waistline and your energy level. But it can also do your eyes a world of good.
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6 Foods That Could Help Protect You From The Sun

6 Foods That Could Help Protect You From The Sun | Healthy for Life | Scoop.it
By Kate Morin Slathering on sunscreen is never enjoyable. (6 foods that could help protect you from sun damage http://t.co/iqgga6eSWY)
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Melanoma: Deadly Skin Cancer | Green Tea May Offer Protection | Cancer Schmancer

Melanoma: Deadly Skin Cancer | Green Tea May Offer Protection | Cancer Schmancer | Healthy for Life | Scoop.it
Didja know green tea can protect you from sun damage? Interesting read. http://t.co/ZPYBcztzDu
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Exercise for the brain

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The therapeutic properties of exercise is well supported by a substantial amount of research.

THE benefits of exercise are well publicised. Exercise is associated with a reduction in physical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, colon and breast cancer, obesity and mental illness (including depression and anxiety disorders) across the adult lifespan.

The National Health and Morbidity Survey 2011 revealed that about 64.3% of Malaysians were physically active. The level of physical activity gradually decreased with increasing age, and this was particularly apparent in senior citizens.

Despite evidence of the importance of exercise, the prevalence of overweight and obese Malaysians was 29.4% and 15.1% respectively based on the World Health Organization (1998) classification.

Although some are aware of the benefits of exercise, there are many who are unaware that exercise has considerable benefits for the brain. This is put aptly by John Ratey, author of A User’s Guide to the Brain. “Exercise is really for the brain, not the body. It affects mood, vitality, alertness and feelings of well-being.”


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Benefits of Physical Activity - Participaction

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Getting active is good for you. It reduces the risk of disease while improving mental and emotional health. Check out these facts. (Getting active is good for you!
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Why Consistency Matters with Exercise - Lifehacker

Why Consistency Matters with Exercise - Lifehacker | Healthy for Life | Scoop.it
It's common wisdom that missing a day or two of exercise makes it harder to get back to it the next day, but The New York Times points out that it's not as cut and dried as simple motivation. A number of other factors show how ...
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Boosting bionic eyes with a gentle touch

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Australian researchers from Monash University Gippsland say that combining sensory information may help improve the sight of people receiving visual prosthetics. They claim that by stimulating the senses of "touch" and "vision" at the same time, the brain is better able to interpret what it is "seeing."


Bionic eyes send electrical impulses to the brain, but many people struggle to make sense of what they are "seeing," particularly when they first receive the prosthetic.

 

George Van Doorn, along with colleagues Barry Richardson and Dianne Wuillemin, set out to explore if people could learn to "see" more quickly if more than one sense was stimulated at a time.

 

As children grow and hone their understanding of the world, they instinctively cross-reference between the senses. Smells, touch and taste are just as important to them as what they can see and hear, and they all help build up a bigger picture.

 
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Most Effective Exercises Pictures Slideshow: Squats, Lunges, and More

Most Effective Exercises Pictures Slideshow: Squats, Lunges, and More | Healthy for Life | Scoop.it
See how to properly perform seven exercises including squats, lunges, crunches, and the bend-over row. Good technique is a must for effective and safe workouts.
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Physical Activity Guidelines - Participaction

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The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines explain the amount and types of physical activity needed to become healthier, whether you're old or young.
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Always good to remember the Participaction guidelines!!

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10 Tips to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Kids

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Great tips for your kids from the President's Coucil on Physical Fitness and Sport (Here are 10 tips for healthy eating and more physical activity for kids http://t.co/Sy5DBPOj46)...
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A few great simple tips here!

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Summer sun safety: Contact lenses with UV protection | Women's Fitness

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Global obesity epidemic - MSN News

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Global obesity epidemic
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Obesity has become a major health problem all over the world, killing at least 2.8 million people a year and taxing health care systems with expensive chronic disease treatments.
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Exercise is medicine - CMAJ

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CMAJ Exercise is medicine CMAJ The initiative, Exercise is Medicine (EIM), started by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2007, is "calling on all health care providers to assess and review...
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Health Review - How Sitting all day Decreases Human Life | Infographics

Health Review - How Sitting all day Decreases Human Life | Infographics | Healthy for Life | Scoop.it
Infographic on decrease in human life by sitting all day on Chair in front of PC or TV with health review and tips to overcome it with mobile health apps

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Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's curator insight, June 11, 2013 5:56 PM

Oh, my God! I fell off my office chair when I read this infographic. Everyone of us should take on board what it is saying.  We spend to much time sitting (even then, not properly) and not enough time moving. Now I know why there is a move to have office workers stand and use computers.  I have even seen stadning desks that have a treadmill attached! I wrote this standing by the way.

Will Gourley's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:10 PM

I am standing up while typing this...

Talk about a kick in the (m)ass of my mind.

Screams to me that we need to get our learners out of their chairs...or else.