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Your Day in Health: July 8

The weird way the kind of grocery bag you use affects your weight, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: July 8

The weird way the kind of grocery bag you use affects your weight, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

GET OUT OF HERE: Skip the treadmill and run outside. Propelling yourself on land is a more challenging and effective workout.

CNN: Step Away From The Burger: Why A 'Western' Diet Is Bad For Your Health

"The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living in cities and this figure expected to reach 70% by 2050. But with this progression comes an urban lifestyle — often meaning less physical activity and the consumption of a 'Western' diet. 'People around the world, as incomes go up, choose more calories and meat in their diet,' says Tilman. The result? Potentially disastrous consequences on health and an increased risk of disease." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Reusable Shopping Bags Encourage Shoppers To Buy Produce — And Junk Food?

"Bringing reusable bags to the grocery store often means you are an environmentally friendly shopper. But it also influences the very things you buy. According to a new study, bringing your own bags makes you more likely to purchase organic food — and junk food as well." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain In Women

"When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds an American national study. Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor adult stress was associated with weight gain for men." Read the full story.

WEB MD: Parents: Set Good Example To Prevent Child Obesity

"As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says. In updated recommendations released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) described how families can help combat childhood obesity by following a well-balanced diet, getting regular exercise and limiting sedentary activities." Read the full story.