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When it comes to numbers and health, your math skills get as fuzzy as 10th-grade geometry. So skip the Pythagorean theorem and stick to simple equations. Here are six versatile numbers that will add to a healthy lifestyle.

1 cup of tea Swapping your morning coffee for tea will help fight cancer, heart disease, and hypertension, according to a study in the Harvard Women's Health Watch. Choose green tea, which is the best source of catechin, an antioxidant that has proven to be a more powerful fighter against oxidative cell damage than even vitamins C and E. Let tea steep for 5 minutes to bring out the full antioxidant punch.

3 sets, 10 reps, 6 exercises Strength training can enhance bone development and combat osteoporosis, which affects nearly half of all women. A recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research followed women who did twice-a-week resistance training for 16 weeks. The workout: three sets of 10 repetitions for six exercises — biceps curls, triceps extensions, seated chest press, lat pulldowns, single-leg extensions, and double-leg curls. The women improved their bone growth by as much as 50 percent, says Todd Schroeder, Ph.D., the study's lead author.

25 grams of soy Add 25 grams (g) of soy protein to your daily diet and you'll also lower your risk of breast cancer. That's because soy-rich foods are packed with isoflavones, hormone-like compounds that can inhibit the spread of breast cancer, according to a study from the United Kingdom. Get your 25 g in a scoop of soy-protein powder mixed into a smoothie, or discover soy bread. Healthyhearth's multigrain soy loaf has 6.25 g of soy per slice (Healthyhearthâ„¢).

3 days That's how many times a week you should find yourself in the downward dog at yoga class if you want to shed pounds. A recent study at the University of Pittsburgh asked 59 overweight, inactive women to participate in yoga 3 days a week, along with a regimen that included walking and a low-fat diet. After 4 months, participants lost an average of 27 pounds. There's no place like Om.
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