Archive for 'Wellness / Prevention'

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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Exercise Benefits Sleep.

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Questionnaires completed by 114 healthy middle-aged women revealed that those who regularly partake in aerobic exercise are more likely to both sleep at least seven hours a night and to awaken in the morning feeling rested.

Journal of Sports Medicine & Physical Fitness, July 2020

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Surprising Contributors to Heart Disease.

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WebMD notes that in addition to lack of exercise and a poor diet, the following are also associated with an elevated risk for heart disease: belly fat, dental problems, loneliness, long work hours, a history of migraines, shift work, and snoring.

WebMD, June 2020

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Ways to Stay Healthy As You Age.

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WebMD offers five tips to remain healthy when getting older: eat more vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains while eating less butter, fatty meats, sugar, and salt; exercise for at least thirty minutes a day; go to bed and wake up at the same time every day; start a new hobby; and stay in contact with loved ones.

WebMD, June 2020

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