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Take Microbreaks!

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For desk-bound office workers, taking a microbreak every hour to perform a brief physical activity can reduce job stress and improve mood.

Frontiers in Public Health, June 2020

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Best Protein-Rich Vegetables?

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In addition to legumes, experts consider the following vegetables to be good sources for plant-based protein: watercress, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, Chinese cabbage, asparagus, mustard and collard greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cauliflower.

Medical News Today, June 2020

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Asthma Tied to Kids with Disabilities & Delays.

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An analysis of data collected from nearly 72,000 families revealed that children with hearing loss, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities have a significantly elevated risk for asthma. Study co-author Dr. George Delclos writes, “These results support advising pediatricians to screen for asthma in children with disabilities, so that interventions can be started sooner.”

JAMA Network Open, June 2020

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Top Wellness Tips.

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The Physicians Medical Group of San Jose lists the flowing tips for better health and wellness: don’t start smoking, and if you’re a smoker, quit; see a doctor regularly; eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; exercise regularly; get adequate sleep; maintain a healthy weight; limit alcohol intake; practice good dental hygiene; become educated about health and wellness; and take care of your mental health.

Physicians Medical Group of San Jose, June 2020

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Lack of Sleep Can Take a Toll on the Brain.

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Otherwise healthy volunteers who slept two fewer hours a night for three nights in a row not only became less effective at performing tasks, but according to researcher Dr. Ingvild Saksvik-Lehouillier, “[Participants also] experienced a flattening of emotions…. They felt less joy, enthusiasm, attention and fulfillment.”

Sleep, June 2020

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