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Oneirology – The Scientific Study of Dreams

People dream, animals dream (just watch your dog or cat asleep).  Sleep is a trancelike state and we know that dreams mostly take place during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep when the brain is very active and most resembles a waking state. We also...
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Encouraging Kids to Be Physically Active

Physical activity is important for everyone, especially growing children. Kids who get regular exercise benefit by getting: strong muscles and bones weight control decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes better sleep a bette...
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Is Sodium Good or Bad for You?

Ordinary table salt is composed of two simple ingredients – sodium and chloride – and is sometimes unfairly judged as bad for us. Sodium is necessary to human health in that it helps maintain the body’s fluid balance, nerve transmission, ...
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Body Image and Healthy Eating

Body image is how we feel about our bodies. Whatever our size or weight, we can develop either a positive or negative view of our bodies. People with a positive image of themselves feel more comfortable and confident in their ability to succeed...
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It’s Time to Fall in Love with October!

There are many fun activities the whole family can take part in. October is not just about trick or treating. Here is a list of some must do activities: Head to a pumpkin patch. Most have lots of activities you can take part in, here are a fe...
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