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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

Diabetes is a devastating disease that has adverse effects throughout the body. Most people know that elevated blood sugar puts you at greater risk for heart disease, vision loss, nerve damage, and impaired kidney function. But people often don’t recognize the link between diabetes and other…

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How to Overcome Stress

…green tea for a stress reducer. * Smile: The very act of smiling registers in the hypothalamus of your brain, where endorphins are produced. When you smile you immediately feel better. So, the next time you’re feeling stressed, bring back a happy memory—and put a smile on your face. * Get Enough Sleep…

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How to Guarantee A Happy New Year

…count their blessings. * Smile. Studies have shown that you can actually "change your mind" by changing your body language. Smiling on the outside will send a message to your brain, which will "assume" that you're happy. * Walk tall and meet people's glances. Like smiling, this simple act will "tell…

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Want to Improve Your Health? Get a Pet

…than volunteers who read aloud or rested quietly. Numerous studies have also found that people with impaired cognitive function are less agitated and smile, laugh, and talk more when a therapy dog is present. In addition, working (and playing) with animals helps boost mood and can even improve self-esteem…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Stress Less, Stay Healthy

…to experience genuine humor and feel angry, depressed, or anxious at the same time. The mere act of smiling also has benefits. You can actually change your mood by changing your body language. Smiling on the outside sends a message to your brain, which releases endorphins, substances that relieve pain…

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