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2.1 acres


With a garden at least that big, a family of four could be self-sufficient and live off the land, according to agrilicious.org, a site that helps people eat local and grow their own food. In addition to cultivating adequate veggies and fruit, 2.1 acres allows for growing wheat and corn (to feed people and animals), and raising chickens for eggs, pigs for meat, and goats for dairy.

5 minutes


Sitting for three hours or more impairs circulation and damages blood vessels, contributing to heart disease and other chronic conditions. However, taking a five-minute break every hour for some light walking can prevent such harm, according to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.



That's how many Americans take an omega-3 supplement. While 81 percent recognize that the fats are important for their health, 65 percent aren't sure if they're getting enough, according to a survey of more than 1,000 American adults for the Global Nutrition & Health Alliance, an international group of physicians and nutritionists. For more about the benefits of omega-3s, see: http://www.betternutrition.com/benefits-fish-oil-supplements/