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Health Tip: Enjoy a Post-Run Snack
Monday, February 16, 2015
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Running burns a lot of calories and energy, so it's important to refuel with a healthy snack.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics mentions these alternatives:

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Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Read more...Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study.

Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says.

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Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Read more...Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 64,000 births in Vancouver, Canada, and found that expectant mothers who lived in a neighborhood with plenty of trees, grass and other vegetation had a 20 percent lower risk of very preterm birth (before 30 weeks) and a 13 percent lower risk of moderate preterm birth (30 to 36 weeks).

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Health Tip: Losing Weight After Baby
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Read more...When you're ready to get back in shape after baby is born, remember that slow and steady is the healthy way to go.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions:

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Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read more...Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Walking can help, too, if the amount of energy expended is equivalent to running more than 15 miles weekly, the study found.

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