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    Something Old, Something New---
    Make new friends but keep the old. Both levelsof social interaction appear to help heart health.

    In a study, men with a large circle of friends that they saw regularly were almost half as likely to develop heart disease compared to men who had little social contact or support. Both casual friendships and deeper, more supportive relationships apeared to be protective of heart health.

    HIT THE OPEN ROAD---Trading in the treadmill for the great outdoors may be a better deal for your bones. Low bone density can lead to osteoporosis in both men and women. A recent study revealed that an outdoor run provided more potential for bone building compared to running on a treadmill. The varied surfaces involved in an outdoor workout create more physicl challenges, which can stimulate bone growth.