Easy ways to stay healthy

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dear Almanac readers, 

In the middle of winter, we still need to get our exercise, eat our vegetables and fruit, and stay healthy!  Here are a few easy ways to do that, from the benefits of 10-minute workouts to slow walking to a delicious probiotic soda that fights cancer and illnesses. We raise a toast to your good health!

Your Almanac Editors

Go not to your doctor for every ail,
nor to your lawyer for every quarrel,
nor to your pitcher for every thirst.

–The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1802

Sunday, January 15, 2017
15th day of the year

André Alexis (writer) was born on this day in 1957.
Percy Saltzman (first meteorologist to appear on Canadian television) died on this day in 2007.



What is Slow Walking?

Slow Walking: It's a Movement!
Ever heard of “slow walking”? It may sound too good to be true, but simply walking slowly and consciously is good for your health.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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10-Minute Workouts Work

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A growing body of research suggests that sneaking in one or several 10-minute bouts of exercise can deliver impressive health and fitness benefits.
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Loaded with stunning photos, lunar lore, and more! 
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Ever noticed that our important family holidays are during the absolute worst travel weather?  Well, it partly centers on our agricultural history.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Celebrate by giving a plant that has heart-shaped leaves: Dutchman’s pipe, European wild ginger, ‘Artic Beauty’ hardy kiwi, morning glory, or violet.
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