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Instead of eating whenever your stomach starts to rumble, reduce your “eating window" to eight to twelve hours. According to a recent Cell Metabolism study, this tactic may boost your body’s ability to burn fat as energy—even if you don’t cut back on calories!

REUTERS: Group Walking May Have Many Benefits, Few Harms

"Organized walking groups improve the walkers’ blood pressure, heart rate, total cholesterol, mood and other aspects of health with little downside, according to a new analysis of recent research." Click here to read the full story.

REUTERS: Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Heart Failure Risk

"A large new study suggests that people who have up to seven drinks a week in middle age have a lower risk of heart failure over the long term than those who abstain—though too much wine, beer or liquor could lead to an earlier death from other causes." Click here to read the full story.

"Since 1970, life expectancy around the world has risen dramatically, with people living more than 10 years longer. That's the good news. The bad news is that starting when people are in their mid-to-late-20s, the brain begins to wither—its volume and weight begin to decrease. As this occurs, the brain can begin to lose some of its functional abilities. So although people might be living longer, the years they gain often come with increased risks for mental illness and neurodegenerative disease. Fortunately, a new study shows meditation could be one way to minimize those risks." Click here to read the full story.

NY TIMES: No, More Running Probably Isn’t Bad for You

"Don’t run less hard. Don’t run less often. Don’t run less distance. And don’t be persuaded by underpowered medical studies—a habit that really could harm your health. I say this in response to a recent study suggesting that too much strenuous jogging shortens your life. The conclusions, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, have received wide attention this week. In fact, the main thing the study shows is that small samples yield unreliable estimates that cannot be reliably discerned from the effects of chance. And the main thing the reaction shows is that perhaps we are all a bit too quick to believe medical studies that tell us what we want to hear." Click here to read the full story.