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Profanity for Power?

Does swearing make your workouts better? Consider that many commercial gyms will not tolerate profanity and obnoxious behavior. One successful commercial gym, Planet Fitness, installs “lunk alarms,” which go off when trainers scream, grunt or slam weights. What does the ...

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At-Ease Squeeze

According to the March ’13 Reader’s Digest, you can squeeze yourself out of a stressful situation and improve performance—like lifting a new personal record. You simply clench your left hand into a fist and squeeze. “Choking under pressure seems to ...

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D Can Up Your T

According to the November/December ’12 Well Being Journal, you can boost your testosterone by going outside. No, you don’t have to cut down trees or hunt wild game—just get some sunshine. A Harvard study found that higher levels of vitamin D ...

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Wheat Whacker

According to the May/June ’10 Well Being Journal, whole grains contain a substance called phytic acid that combines with iron, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc in the intestines and blocks their absorption. Could eating too much wheat be contributing to ...

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Facebook Confidence

According to the December ’12 Prevention, spending time logged in to your social network can boost your self-esteem. That comes from a study published in Computers in Human Behavior, and the reason may be that “posting status updates encourages you ...

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Beat Monday Blues

More than 75 percent of workers confess that Mondays make them miserable, according to the December ’11 Prevention. Solution? Alex Gardner, Ph.D., says we need to reconnect to our work “tribe” to make a happier transition to Monday. In other ...

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