December NIH News in Health -- Don't just sit there! Counting carbs, COPD, behavior and health

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Check out the December issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:

 Illustration of a woman wearing a pedometer and walking along a trail.  Don’t Just Sit There!
Move for Your Health
If you’re like most people nationwide, you’ve spent more than half of your waking hours sitting or inactive for long stretches of time—at work, at school, in the car or watching TV. Here’s why you should try standing up instead of putting your feet up.
Read more about getting active.



Illustration of a high-fiber cereal, wild rice, whole-wheat pasta and nuts Counting Carbs?
Understanding Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
Have you ever heard about glycemic index and glycemic load? They’re related to carbohydrates, one of the main types of nutrients in our diets. Here’s what you need to know.
Read more about counting carbs.


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