Small Changes Yield Big Health Results


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Switch it up

by Leslie Barrie

We'd all like to swear off white flour, take up Bikram yoga, or otherwise overhaul our habits. But you don’t need a total revamp to get healthier. Watch what happens when you make these little switches to your everyday routines.

Instead of: Editing yourself
Start: Letting it out
•When you feel mistreated at work or irritated by an in-law, speak your mind. Stifling your anger increases your risk of a heart attack, a Swedish study suggests. Notice we didn’t say blow up—say what you must, as diplomatically as possible. Too angry for that? Find a quiet place and drop a few f-bombs first (a recent study from the United Kingdom found that swearing brings relief), and then have the talk.

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