Archive for 'Wellness / Prevention'

Five Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy.

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To reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association recommends: keep blood pressure under 120/80 mmHg and blood sugar under 100 mg/dl; maintain a healthy body weight and blood lipid levels; and keep a consistent sleep schedule featuring six to nine hours of sleep a night.

American Heart Association, July 2020

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Low Testosterone and Dysregulated Eating.

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Evaluations of 154 male college students revealed an association between low testosterone levels and an increased risk for developing an eating disorder.

International Journal of Eating Disorders, July 2020

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Garden Safety.

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Gardening is a great way to get physical activity, beautify the community, and provide fresh nutritious produce, while enjoying the outdoors. To stay safe while gardening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: wear protective gear as needed, such as safety goggles, appropriate shoes, long pants, gloves, insect repellent, and sun screen with a SPF of 15 or greater; and make sure to drink water if you’re outside in hot weather for most of the day.

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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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Urine Test Could Check Your Diet Quality.

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By analyzing levels of different metabolites in urine samples taken 24 hours apart, researchers have developed a test that measure the quality of an individual’s nutrition intake. Study co-author Dr. Paul Elliott notes, “Healthful diets have a different pattern of metabolites in the urine than those associated with worse health outcomes.”

Nature Food, June 2020

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