January 2012

Breaking Bad Habits
Why It’s So Hard to Change

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If you know something’s bad for you, why can’t you just stop? NIH-funded scientists have found clues to why bad habits are so difficult to kick. And they’re developing strategies to help us make the changes we’d like to make. Read more about breaking bad habits.

Mindfulness Matters
Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?

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Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for your health. Studies suggest that the ancient practice called mindfulness may help people manage stress, cope better with serious illness and reduce anxiety and depression. Read more about being mindful.

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