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5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — Dec 21 2014

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Making it to the gym and getting enough sleep are just as challenging as they are important. Why not optimize your routine for both? One study showed that by doing cardio workouts in the morning (but leaving strength training sessions for later in the day), participants were able to improve the quality of their sleep. (Shape)
The results are in: Hawaii, Vermont, and Massachusetts are our healthiest states based on data that include obesity and disease rates. So, if you're in need of a change of scenery, head to New England or the Pacific and check out how they're doing things. Obviously, we'd opt for the islands this time of year. (Prevention)
If you're looking to add a little more vibrancy to your morning routine, try drinking your cup of coffee out of a plain, white mug. Research suggests that the mug's color can make us taste the Joe inside a little more intensely.
We're all getting older, but that doesn't mean we have to actually acknowledge it — and we may actually be better off if we don't. One study suggests that the secret to living longer might be as simple as "feeling" younger. There's more to our self-perceived age than we might think. (TIME)
Relationships are already hard enough to get right, but they can be even more difficult when they're long-distance. Luckily, studies have shown that those distance-challenged partners who simply spend time remembering their past happy moments together are more satisfied in their relationships.

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