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Cycle of failed resolutions is common and a sign of false hope syndrome

posted: 01/19/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Resolution-makers like to imagine a new year can come with a "new you," but can old bad habits be forgot and never brought to mind?

Body fat exits on a breath of husky air

posted: 01/19/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

You've lost a pound of fat. Congratulations, that's not always easy to do. But where exactly does it go when you manage to get rid of it?

Study looks at pitting mind over muscle loss

posted: 01/19/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

When broken bones have to be immobilized in a cast, muscles grow weaker through disuse -- a necessary evil. A new study suggests that imagining the muscle activity involved in using the broken limb could be a useful tool in retaining muscle strength despite immobilization.

Project promotes 21-day vegan diet

posted: 01/19/2015 2:28 a.m. Comment 1

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles about Kickstart Your Health Little Rock, a campaign to encourage residents to adopt a plant-based diet. Developed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the program is endorsed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Arkansas Department of Health, Baptist Health Medical Center and the city of Little Rock.

One-hour race opens annual Grand Prix Series

posted: 01/19/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

It's that time of year when runners are kicking it into high gear, getting ready for the slew of marathons, half-marathons and other competitive distance runs coming up. They run in groups. They participate in 5Ks. But sometimes it's a good idea to try something different. Something challenging in a new way.

Slim Pickings

posted: 01/19/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Pearls Olives to Go

Proper hydration is equally important during wintertime

posted: 01/19/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

When the wind is howling, the last thing I want is a tall glass of water. Hot cocoa with extra marshmallows, yes. Warm apple cider with a cinnamon stick, yes.

MASTER CLASS: Lower-body jacks build hip flexibility, strength

posted: 01/19/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

The hip joint, anatomically referenced as the acetabulofemoral joint, is among the most important in the human body. Why? Because any dysfunction that develops in the hips, even on one side, dramatically impairs mobility.

Changing habits takes bravery, affects others

posted: 01/19/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Altering habits is difficult because "it creates a disruption in every area of life," says Elisabeth Sherwin, professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 01/19/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. It takes courage to challenge your beliefs, but that's what renews your spirit. You'll have much to contribute to a new group in February.

Super Quiz: Moses

posted: 01/19/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Super Quiz: Moses

Helpful Hints

posted: 01/19/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off, about store checkout lanes:

On Christianity

posted: 01/19/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: We moved across the country last year, and our family got so busy we just stopped going to church. Besides that, we like having our weekends to ourselves. You'll probably try to talk us into going back to church, but why should we? We don't really miss it.

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