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35 percent

Get up off that thing

A woman may reduce her risk of abdominal obesity by 35 percent if she stands for one-quarter of her day, according to new research from the American Cancer Society. Stand for one-half of your day and your risk declines 47%.

Yup, you were right.

Don't you just love it when research confirms what you already know to be true? That's likely the case in a recent study from the University of Tampere in Finland. The study confirms working out in nature may lead to greater emotional well-being than exercising indoors. According to the study, being outdoors improves the body's sleep-wake-cycle signals. It also includes the secretion of melatonin, a hormone responsible for restful sleep.