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Happy Begets Healthy

It's hard to argue with a study of 40,000 families that measures happiness among tweens and teens. Here is evidence that when these kids treat their bodies better, they engage in fewer risk behaviors. What I find most amazing about this is that healthy nutrition and exercise choices become proxies for less drinking and smoking. Yet another reason to push the fresh fruits and veggies!

A Healthy Teenager Is A Happy Teenager

Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers. New research also shows that 12-13 is a catalyst age when young people...Read More