Exercise and cancer risk

A recent study showed that higher levels of leisure time physical activity were associated with lower risks for 13 (!) types of cancers. This data was according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. This means that having a little activity in your life can help reduce the risk, and associated costs, involved with a cancer diagnosis.

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Possible top scams in 2017

While there are always new scams being created, here are some of what the various consumer watchdogs expect may be the most common in 2017. While the list below may be some of the more common ones, you need to be aware of these as well as many others. As the fact is that both individuals as well as companies are always devising new ways to rip you off. But you can fight back, and find how to identify scams.

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Eating in vs. Eating out

Our society is fast-paced with a high demand for instant gratification with lots and lots of distractions along the way. Food is definitely a part of that equation. It is easier to roll through a drive through or drive to a restaurant after a long day verses facing the daunting task of preparing and eating meals at home for you and your family. The problem is eating out all the time takes away from your health, quality time with your loved ones and is super expensive especially when you add it all up over the course of a year.

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Gambling rates among poor people

Why do the poor gamble much more than others? Multiple studies show, including from Florida Family Policy Council as well as University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), that very low income households have an almost 100% higher rate of gambling than the general population. They tend to use the lotto much more, go to casinos a little more frequently, and wager money in other ways. The rate of addiction to gambling is also much higher.

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