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Women work on strengthening their core abdominal muscles in Leah Keller's exercise class for new moms, inside a San Francisco clothing store called Monkei Miles. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day

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The Royal restaurant serves cheese arepas in Washington, D.C. As Venezuelans flee their troubled country, they bring with them a taste for the popular cornmeal cakes. Joy Asico/Courtesy of The Royal hide caption

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A growing number of pediatric sports medicine groups warn that when a child focuses on a single sport before age 15 or 16, they increase their risk of injury and burnout — and don't boost their overall success in that sport. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds

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Professional fighter Gina Mazany practices during a training session at Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas. She well remembers her first concussion — which came in her first fight. "I was throwing up that night," Mazany says. Bridget Bennett for NPR hide caption

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Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

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People who think they're more slothlike than peers may change their behavior to actually become less active. Oivind Hovland/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Just Thinking You're Slacking On Exercise Could Boost Risk Of Death

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Clare Kelley practices "forest bathing" along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

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San Francisco lactation counselor Caroline Kerhervé — with kids of her clients — during a weekly session of a new mothers' group she coached in May. Courtesy of Caroline Kerherve hide caption

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Slobodan Simic, a former Serbian parliamentarian, now runs the largest donkey farm in eastern Europe, located fifty miles from Belgrade. He's trying to finance the protection of the Balkan donkey by selling donkey-milk products, which are said to promote health and beauty. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

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Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund. The report did not name brand names. Wiktory/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores. Today the landscape of urban America reflects this history. Chris Kindred for NPR hide caption

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The proposed Nutrition Facts label (right) has a few subtle differences from the current label, including bolder calorie counts and added sugar information. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Older adults who own dogs walk more than those who don't own dogs, and that they're moving at a good clip, a study finds. fotografixx/Getty Images hide caption

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Dog Owners Walk 22 Minutes More Per Day. And Yes, It Counts As Exercise

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Some people who are unhappy with the current political environment are complaining of stress-induced eating and weight gain. Anthony-Masterson/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Trump 10': Packing On The Pounds In An Age Of Stressful Politics

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Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

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