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Your Day in Health: June 11

Texas considers making a big change in schools, the huge benefit to eating nuts every day and more.

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Your Day in Health: June 11

Texas considers making a big change in schools, the huge benefit to eating nuts every day and more.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

DAMN YOU, JIMMY FALLON! Staying up late can lead to an additional 2 lbs a month in weight gain, says Northwestern U study.

BBC: Nuts "Protect Against An Early Death"

"Eating half a handful of nuts or peanuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, a Dutch study suggests." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Teenagers Should Exercise Like Little Kids To Achieve Best Health

"As little as two minutes of high-intensity exercise four times a day improves health outcomes in adolescents, but the same amount of moderate-intensity exercise does not reap the same rewards, according to a new study." Read the full story.

NPR: Texas Considers Reversing Ban On Soda Machines In Public Schools

"Texas considers reversing a decade-long ban on soda machines and deep fryers in public schools." Read the full story.

WEB MD: Older Adults Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong

"Older adults need aprotein-rich diet to maintain muscle mass and strength, a new study suggests. Protein should come from animal and plant sources, since each type of protein appears to play different roles in maintaining lean muscle mass and leg strength. Plant protein helps preserve muscle strength, while animal protein is linked to muscle mass, the researchers said." Read the full story.