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Studies show that doing something different every day – even just switching radio stations – shakes us out of our routine and can help us kick bad habits. Deeply ingrained habits of thinking and behavior can result in doing negative things (smoking, overeating, lack of exercise, etc.) or being stuck in negative thought patterns. Making small changes improves this!

EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE . . . Need another reason to exercise consistently? Dr. John Carey, an avid cyclist, tells us it teaches your body to be an efficient fat-burner, rather than a fat-storer!| middletownmedical.com

Dr. Apurva Motivala, one of our fabulous cardiologists and Board Certified in six specialties, is a huge proponent of the benefits of exercise for the good of mental health for some of these reasons: