Health Tips from Around the World

We’ve mapped out a few new habits that could help you slim down, boost your mood, im­prove heart health and more.

Family Circle - - CONTENTS - BY ANN BABE

Look­ing be­yond the U.S. for habits that slim, boost your mood and more.

From the Arc­tic Cir­cle to the Ama­zon, count­less cus­toms con­nected to bet­ter health are worth check­ing out. “They may date back hun­dreds of years, but many are aligned with our cur­rent un­der­stand­ing about well­ness,” says Amy Y. Wang, MD, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of medicine at the Univer­sity of Alabama at Birm­ing­ham. Try one of these tra­di­tions we’ve im­ported—no pass­port re­quired.

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