Your Day in Health: June 29

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Your Healthy Tip for the Day

NO-BELLY LAUGH: A genuine belly laugh may cause a 10 to 20 percent increase in basal metabolic rate.

SCIENCE DAILY: New Zealand Blackcurrants Good For The Brain

"New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, researchers report, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, or helping people with brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease or depression." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Exercising Early In Life Yields Rewards In Adult Life

"What impact can exercise done early in life have on the propensity for exercising during the adult years? Researchers did experiments on mice in the lab to find out. They found that early-age exercise in mice has positive effects on adult levels of voluntary exercise in addition to reducing body mass — results that may have relevance for the public policy debates concerning the importance of physical education for children." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Inactivity Reduces People’s Muscle Strength

"It only takes two weeks of not using their legs for young people to lose a third of their muscular strength, leaving them on par with a person who is 40-50 years their senior, new research shows." Read the full story.