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Your Day in Health: July 31

Doing this easy activity every day has a big effect on your health, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: July 31

Doing this easy activity every day has a big effect on your health, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

CRYSTAL CLEAR: You’re more likely to overeat small treats from transparent packages than from opaque ones. Out of sight, out of mouth!

CNN: Americans Cutting Calories, But Far From Eating Healthy

"Even more encouraging is that Americans appear to be cutting calories in the places they should. They are having fewer sugary drinks, and all but nixed trans fats, even before the recent federal ban. Yet, Americans still have a long way to go in how they divvy up calories to get their plates to look more like My Plate, the Department of Agriculture's guideline for healthy eating." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Sugar In Your Cuppa Not Just About A Sweet Tooth

"New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea and coffee, not just by masking it but by influencing the fundamental chemistry." Read the full story.

AFP: Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up For Your Waist!

"Replacing sitting time with standing time appeared to improve sugar, fat and cholesterol levels in the blood, researchers wrote in the European Heart Journal. The findings suggest that making small changes to a sedentary lifestyle can have a big impact on health — and that you don't need to go as far as taking up marathon running. "An extra two hours per day spent standing rather than sitting was associated with approximately two percent lower average fasting blood sugar levels and 11 percent lower average triglycerides (fats in the blood)," said a press statement." Read the full story.