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Research Uncovers Some Fun – And Healthy – Alternatives To Workouts, Dieting

August 5, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Realbuzz.com surveyed recent scientific research that offers some fun -- but healthy -- alternatives to strenuous workouts and strict dieting. One study, for example, finds that repeating “mirthful laughter” can improve mood, lower blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol and strengthen the immune system – just like exercising. Another fun option is eating fiber-packed popcorn, which lowers cholesterol and contains B vitamins. An occasional popcorn snack is a healthy addition to the diet, “so long as you cut down on the sugar, salt and oils.”  Other fun alternatives include chocolate, sunshine and music.
"5 fun diet and fitness alternatives", realbuzz.com, August 05, 2012, © ABS-CBN Interactive/The Realbuzz Group Ltd.
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