Sea-level walking is better than mountain climbing for weight loss

Walking at sea level promotes weight loss more effectively than mountain climbing, according to the European Journal of Physiology. The body does not use stored fat for energy under the low-oxygen conditions found at high altitudes, conserving fat instead.

Go ahead and enjoy that cup o' joe
The caffeine in coffee is safe in moderation about 3 cups a day according to studies presented at a recent meeting of the American Dietetic Association, and both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health agree. Meanwhile, preliminary research suggests that there may be a link between filtered coffee and an increase in HDLs, the "good" cholesterol.

Remember to wear shades
Sun exposure may triple your risk of cataract surgery, according to research done in southern France, confirming previous U.S. research. While the precise effects of sunlight on the eye are still being studied, it's best to wear a broad-brimmed hat or sunglasses when you are outside.

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