Texas’ strategic goal for students’ debt burden shows potential promise and pitfalls: Black and Latinx college graduates had some of the highest debt-to-income ratios

College students in Texas who graduated from public universities with a bachelor’s degree had, on average, student loan debts that equaled 74 percent of what they earned in their first-year wages, according to a new study from SMU (Southern Methodist University). The study, which looked at students who started college between 2004 and 2008, also shows that black and Latinx […]

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Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower type 2 diabetes risk

People who follow predominantly plant-based diets with greater adherence may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who follow these diets with lower adherence, according to a new meta-analysis from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The researchers also found that the association was stronger for people whose diets emphasized healthy plant-based foods. The study […]

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How to Do a Kettlebell Swing the Right Way

The kettlebell swing is a core training staple that can help to build total body strength and power, but are you sure you’re even doing the exercise correctly? For this explosive movement, you shouldn’t settle for anything other than perfect form—especially because it’s such a simple, essential exercise that should serve as one of the centerpieces of your training plan. […]

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How to explain depression to people who don't understand it

Anyone who has depression will be the first to tell you it’s an absolute hoot. A LOL-riot. A gala of pleasure. A carnival of tomfoolery. A fun jamboree! Realistically… not so much. If you’re friends with someone who’s suffering then they probably find it pretty difficult to talk about it at all, let alone explain what it’s actually like to […]

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Cardio-respiratory synchronization may represent a new measure of health and fitness

Observation of extended episodes of one-to-one synchronization between heart rate and breathing rate for athletes suggests their training specifically contributes to an enhanced connection within the nervous system. Researchers from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick have managed to expand the knowledge of the cardio-respiratory system after conducting an experiment measuring heart rate during fast-paced breathing. Published […]

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#Fitness: All I need is 45 minutes, says Mandira Bedi

She’s ripped, she’s fit and at 47, Mandira Bedi shows no signs of slowing down. The actress and fashion designer, who is also famously a healthy living advocate, gets everyone talking about fitness. Here’s how she keeps fit: Because of my frequent travel, I have devised various workout routines that can be done in a hotel room with minimal space. […]

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