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Health Suffers When Money is Tight
Most individuals want to practice healthy behaviors, but everyday situations sometimes make that hard. So, how does an economic downturn like the 2008 recession affect people's behaviors?
Work Stress May Hinder Healthy Habits
People with stressful jobs may want to hit happy hour pretty hard, while less stressed workers may choose healthier options. Employers could help promote healthy habits.
Fish Oil: Possible Stress Soother
The health benefits of fish oil have been unclear in the past. But it may be possible that fish oil simply promotes good blood flow in the face of mental stressors.
Why Stressors Make Us Eat
What is it about stress that makes denser foods more appealing? In the modern world, the survival instinct can trigger the now unnecessary desire to eat high-calorie foods. 
It's Time for Recess!
Teachers might look forward to recess as much as children do. It's a chance to let kids run off their energy. But recess is also an important daily part of children's overall development.
That Which Doesn't Starve You…
They say that which does not kill you makes you stronger. In one sense, that may be right. African-Americans who went hungry as kids saw their cognitive skills last longer as seniors.
Meditation Boosts Heart Health
Meditation may not be high on your to-do list if you have a busy lifestyle. It makes sense to find time to unwind because the added relaxation may offer your heart a boost.
Hey Girls! Let's Dance
Teen girls that seem generally healthy may still struggle with their self-image. This struggle can sometimes lead to later health problems. But there's a possible solution: Just dance!
Super-Sized Stress and Super-Sized Meals
Stress is a part of life, especially if you're a parent. But too much stress takes a toll on the health of parents — and possibly their children too.
A Ride to Work is Best
Commuting to work by your own two legs does a whole lot more than save gas money and prevent air pollution.