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Health and fitness news in brief for Nov. 5.
Published: November 5, 2013
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Waiting for happiness?

Do you know how to be happy? Or are you waiting for happiness to find you?

Unfortunately, happiness doesn't appear by magic. It's something you must cultivate. So, instead of waiting, learn the practice of happiness.

The Mayo Clinic determined only about 10 percent of people's happiness can be explained by differences in their circumstances. What usually determines happiness is personality and — more importantly — thoughts and behaviors that can be changed. Happy people seem to intuitively know that happiness is the sum of their life choices and built on the following pillars:

Time with family/friends.

Appreciating what they have.

An optimistic outlook.

A sense of purpose.

Living in the moment.

SOURCE: Molly Ross, executive director for the Integris James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit

Fitness

What can a 10-minute workout

do for you?

Finding time for exercise isn't about your schedule, it's about your priorities. Even if you're the busiest person on the planet, you can set aside 10 minutes a day to get your body moving! Plus, studies show that short workouts help improve your fitness level. It's all about the intensity of your workouts. As the old saying goes, work harder not longer. So, step up and fit 10 minutes into your day:

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