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Health Tip: Run Safely in Cold Weather
Monday, February 16, 2015
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When the weather gets cold, you can take the temperature change in stride as long as you take a few precautions.

The Road Runners Club of America offers these safety guidelines for winter weather running:

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Stay Warm This Winter to Protect Your Health
Monday, February 16, 2015
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During cold weather, people are at an increased risk for a dangerous drop in body temperature, called hypothermia. And that can lead to heart attack, kidney problems, liver damage and even death, the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) cautions.
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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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