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In one study, Apple Watch Series 4 was near-perfect in flagging healthy vs. irregular rates

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Much has been made since the unveiling this week of the new Apple Watch, which sports an abundance of health-focused features like its fall-detection and the ability to take an electrocardiogram.

Buried in this skeptical piece from Quartz, which argues that the new watch’s features “aren’t all that impressive,” we also get a look at study results that seem a bit incongruous to include in a piece that’s dubious about the watch. In order to get FDA clearance for the inclusion and marketing of the watch’s ECG features, Apple and Stanford University conducted a study of a little less than 600 people, the results of which were submitted to the FDA for review.

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On The Run Like Jay And B? Here’s How To Stay Healthy When You’re Hectic

Do you have different roles in different area codes? Are you always traveling or on the run? If so, Dr. Rani Whitfield has some solutions for you to keep you healthy and energized while you’re on the road.

WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK LONG HOURS AND THEY JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH SLEEP?

My best advice here is to set a regular bedtime and make you bed a sleep haven. Don’t pay bills, return emails, or play games on your cell phone. The bed is for two things and one of them is sleeping 😎

WHAT ARE SOME BARE ESSENTIALS FOR A HEALTHFUL ROUTINE IF YOU TRAVEL A GREAT DEAL FOR WORK?

Firstly, prepare for your trip by calling ahead. For me adequate rest, staying hydrated with water, and some form of exercise is essential. Lately I’ve been traveling with a small diffuser and lavender essential oils to help me relax in my hotel room.

HOW CAN BLOOD CLOTS BE PREVENTED WHILE FLYING OR ON LONG ROAD TRIPS?

Blood clots can be a serious risk to some travelers. To prevent them move around as much as possible especially on long flights. Get up and out of your seat at least once every hour. Move your limbs frequently while flying by flexing and bending your feet, ankles, and knees.

(Editor’s Note: Compression socks, which are much nicer than in grandmom’s day, can also be helpful if your legs tend to swell. Check with your doctor to see if they can work for you).

 WHAT’S THE BEST THING TO HELP WITH FATIGUE?

Proper rest, stress reduction, exercise, and adequate hydration are three of the best ways to deal with fatigue.

IS IT TRUE, IF YOU’VE HAD A STROKE THEN YOU’RE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO HAVING ANOTHER ONE?

Yes. Those who have had a stroke are at an increased risk of having another. Hypertension is the number one risk for stroke. Get your blood pressure checked and under control!

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO ALLEVIATE STRESS?

Stress relieving tips include deep breathing, meditation, and exercise. This is also a very personal thing as we all have different interests  painting, listening to music, gardening etc. All of those can help alleviate stress. Find what works for you and do it frequently.

ARE THERE CERTAIN VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS WE SHOULD BE TAKING IN ORDER TO PREVENT THESE HEALTH RISKS?

There some limited studies that suggest vitamins like the B vitamins may help with stress. Since stress manifest in different ways (headaches, insomnia, fatigue..) there are different vitamins that claim to aid/benefit in the relief of them. Rest, hydration, proper diet, and regular exercise in my opinion is the ultimate prescription.

Dr. Rani Whitfield – also known as “Tha Hip Hop Doc” — is a board-certified family physician with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.  He’s currently in private practice in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Appearing on BET, CNN, MSNBC, and a host of syndicated shows, Dr. Whitfield is no stranger to the Tom Joyner Morning Show. He’s also a new dad!

 

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10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

You and your partner have a fight. You find yourself not needing to be with them 24-7… these traits may sound like the onset of a failing relationship, but they’re actually signs you’re in a healthy relationship. Here are 10 other signs that your relationship is a lot healthier than you think. 

1. You actually listen to each other, even if you disagree

Listening and being heard is a much more useful relationship skill than simply never arguing, Cyndi Darnell, a sex and relationship therapist, tells SheKnows. “You cannot be in agreement with your partner on everything 100 percent of the time. Fifty percent of successful communication is listening. If everyone is speaking and no one is listening, things go downhill — fast!”

2. You’ve never threatened to leave or dump each other

When you start threatening your partner that you might leave them or break up with them, even if you don’t, it starts to deteriorate the relationship, sex and relationship educator Bethany Ricciardi tells SheKnows. “Every healthy relationship has a strong foundation, and with that, you do not threaten abandonment. Even if it’s an empty threat, words are very powerful, and if you want a healthy relationship, you should only plant seeds of positivity.”

3. You make sacrifices for each other & don’t count the favors

When you start keeping track of what you did for them and what they did for you, it never ends well. “Being someone’s partner means laughing for them when they aren’t able and picking them up when they can’t stand on their own. You start to perform selfless acts in a healthy relationship because caring for your partner has become a priority,” says Ricciardi. 

4. You are OK with your partner spending time away from you

“You recognize your partner is a complete person and always was, long before you came into their life. You are a complement to their life and they to yours, but you are not each other’s vital organs,” says Darnell. A little bit of fresh air in a relationship goes a long way.

5. You can tolerate conflict 

“It’s not about ‘never fighting’ but about using common conflicts to learn about each other, compromise and become closer,” Sara Stanizai, a licensed marriage and family therapist and the owner of Prospect Therapy, tells SheKnows. “Think about it: You learn more about your partner on your bad days than you do on your best behavior. A couple who never disagrees is likely to not be as closely bonded. Not being afraid to have healthy conflict is a sign of a close relationship.”

6. Neither of you gets caught paying attention to other attractive people

This speaks to a healthy sex life together. “It can show how satisfied you both are with one another and the sexy tension is always fresh between the two of you. Other people don’t even catch your eye because all your thinking about is how sexy your partner is going to look later in bed,” says Ricciardi.

7. You both talk positively about being in a relationship

If you catch yourself loving the relationship lifestyle and the partner you’re enjoying it with, chances are you’re in a healthy relationship,” says Ricciardi. When you find yourself and your partner talking to friends in a positive light about the relationship, it’s something to remember because it’s a good sign you have a healthy partnership.

8. You don’t need to know all of each other’s secrets

“Of course, any information that is relevant and affects your partner directly ideally should be disclosed, but certain things that are personal may remain that way unless you want to disclose,” says Darnell.

9. You can show your less-than-perfect side

People who can be themselves around their partners, flaws and all, are in a healthier relationship. “Instead of trying to curate a ‘perfect’ image of themselves, which is not sustainable, they gradually let their true colors show. We’re talking about things generally considered embarrassing, unflattering or not ideal. If you can share that side with your partner occasionally, it means you are in a comfortable, real relationship,” says Stanizai.

10. You can rely on your partner but you don’t need them

It’s great to be independent, and it’s also great to have partner who has your back. “If you are able to let them in, maybe to help with a problem outside the relationship, for example, it shows that you can trust them. Similarly, if you are able to make personal decisions without them or you don’t feel like you need to ‘run things by them,’ it shows you are an independent person rather than a possibly codependent person,” says Stanizai. 

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Kaiser Permanente Awards Grants to Support Healthy Lifestyles on Oahu and Maui

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Kaiser Permanente has awarded $ 82,700 in community benefit grants to Age-Friendly Cities (via fiscal agent Adult Friends for Youth) and YMCA Maui for their programs promoting healthy lifestyles and community engagement.

Age-Friendly Cities received $ 57,700 for its Kind2Kupuna program, an initiative to develop age-friendly businesses that provide tools and resources to support the needs of “kupuna,” or elders, in the community. The program will work with 10 pilot businesses in a variety of sectors to adopt age-friendly initiatives that support the physical and cognitive changes associated with aging. The grant will also fund a public awareness campaign to increase engagement between businesses and kupuna.

YMCA Maui received $ 25,000 to implement the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, an evidence-based health intervention program approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. The program encourages behavioral and lifestyle changes to help patients maintain healthy, active lifestyles. The year-long program will be completed by three cohorts of at least 15 participants on Maui with the goal of reducing individual body weight by 5.5 percent.

“We’re proud to support healthy and active lifestyles for people of all ages,” said Dave Underriner, president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hawaii Region “We believe that when organizations work together to provide access to important health resources, the entire community benefits.”

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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Partners of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients More Likely to Adopt Healthy Behaviors

OAKLAND, Calif. — Partners of people with newly diagnosed diabetes are more likely to improve their health behaviors than partners of people without the disease, according to a large new Kaiser Permanente study published today in Annals of Family Medicine.

“When a person is diagnosed with diabetes it could be a ‘teachable moment’ to encourage healthy lifestyles and improve health habits for the whole family, as well as an opportunity to reduce their risk of developing diabetes,” said study lead author Julie Schmittdiel, PhD, research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.

Julie Schmittdiel, PhD

Julie Schmittdiel, PhD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic disease characterized by high blood sugar levels. The treatment of type 2 diabetes typically begins with lifestyle modifications, as well as medication to lower blood sugar levels as needed.

The study, “Influence of a New Diabetes Diagnosis on the Health Behaviors of the Patient’s Partner,” reviewed the electronic health records of more than 180,000 co-residing couples who were members of Kaiser Permanente in Northern California from 2007 to 2011.

The researchers matched each person newly diagnosed with diabetes and their co-residing partner with five persons without diabetes and their co-residing partners, and assessed changes in eight health behaviors for a year pre­- and post-diagnosis.

Partners of people with type 2 diabetes were about 50 percent more likely to take a weight management class, and they were 25 percent more likely to take smoking cessation medication, compared to similar partners of people without type 2 diabetes. The likelihood that partners of people with diabetes would participate in other health behaviors — glucose screening, clinically meaningful weight loss, lipid screening, influenza vaccination and blood pressure screening — was between 2 and 7 percent higher, when compared to partners of people without diabetes.

“This is one of the first studies to look at how other people in a household might be changing their behaviors in response to a partner’s diabetes diagnosis,” Schmittdiel said. “We believe our findings highlight the need for a new focus on health risk interventions not just for individuals, but for their families and social networks.”

Diabetes is an active area of study for Kaiser Permanente Research. Scientists across the organization have used Kaiser Permanente’s rich, comprehensive, longitudinal data to advance understanding of risk, improving patient outcomes, and translating research findings into policy and practice. Kaiser Permanente has published more than 840 articles related to diabetes over the past decade and, together, the studies have been cited by other researchers nearly 40,000 times.

This study was supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

In addition to Schmittdiel, co-authors of the study were Sara R. Adams, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research; Solveig A. Cunningham, PhD, Jannie Nielsen, PhD, and Mohammed K. Ali, MBChB, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University.


About the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research conducts, publishes and disseminates epidemiologic and health services research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and society at large. It seeks to understand the determinants of illness and well-being, and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Currently, DOR’s 550-plus staff is working on more than 350 epidemiological and health services research projects. For more information, visit divisionofresearch.kaiserpermanente.org or follow us @KPDOR.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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Mothers who follow five healthy habits may reduce risk of obesity in children

Children and adolescents whose mothers follow five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, and not smoking — are 75 percent less likely to become obese when compared with children of mothers who did not follow any such habits, according to a new study.
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A Healthy Diet May Help Delay Start of Menopause

A Healthy Diet May Help Delay Start of Menopause

A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the natural menopause, while high dietary intake of refined carbs, such as pasta and rice, may instead help to hasten it, suggests the first UK study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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6 Healthy Habits You And Your Man Should Get Into To Strengthen Your Heart

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Despite decades of medical research and public campaigns to ease the problem, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. CDC stats report that nearly 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease that includes heart disease and stroke.

As part of our Urban One #REPRESENT Men’s Health Initiative, our founder and CEO Cathy Hughes and Alfred Liggins are helping to raise awareness for men’s health. What better way to kick things off than with simple changes you can make for yourself and your partner to improve your heart.

One of the problems driving heart disease is the messaging. And we got that from Robert Thompson, M.D an integrative medicine specialist deemed by his peers to be in the top five percent of U.S. physicians. While there’s plenty of good research to indicate good advice, the general public and many of his peers in the medical community, are stuck with faulty conclusions, he says.

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“Perhaps the biggest misconception is that an overabundance of calcium, which may include supplements, is very good for people, especially women, but that’s simply not true,” says Thompson, author of “The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know,” a new book that details the roles minerals play in overall health and how to identify and correct deficiencies and imbalances.

Recent studies suggest that men who take calcium supplements actually increase their risk of heart attack by up to 20 percent.

Calcium is just one of 12 substances, as well as traces of 64 other minerals, that make up our bones. Excessive amounts of calcium hurt our bodies in many ways, especially the heart and the brain, he says. We cannot possibly replace minerals with just calcium, which hardens concrete and makes bones more brittle.

One study, published in the British Medical Journal in 2008, was meant to assess the effect of calcium on bone density and fractures in postmenopausal women. Researchers found that participating women were significantly more likely to suffer heart attacks while taking calcium supplements.

“This is far from an isolated study – there are others, including 15 studies combined into a meta-analysis yielding similar heart-health results, which show an increased risk of heart disease by at least 30 percent,” says Thompson, who offers practical life-saving suggestions for what individuals can start doing for better overall health.

1. Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.

As a general rule, we need to drink half of our bodyweight in ounces of water daily. For a 150-pound individual, that’s 75 ounces of water. Those who are overweight, or are heavy exercisers or live in warm climates may need more. Take care to drink quality water. Get a quality filtration system at home, which can range from $ 200 to $ 3,000.

And make sure to aim for water as your main beverage of choice for both you and your family.

2. Take ionic sea salt-derived minerals.

We all need a diverse range of minerals and virtually none of us get enough. Ionic minerals are the only ones that are completely available for our bodies to use because they are water-soluble and they naturally carry an electrical charge that allows them to be carried through the cell membranes. All sea salt-derived trace mineral products are recommended – at least three grams per day.

3. Use only vitamin supplements made from 100 percent organic whole foods that have been vine-ripened.

Almost all of us need supplements because contemporary food supplies lack adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals, thanks to soil depletion. Most store-bought vitamins include just one component of the many complex molecular elements contained in the naturally occurring vitamin source. You need all of the nutrient components to get the full benefits.

And be sure to work with your doctor to determine which vitamins work for you and for your partner, especially as men and women often require different supplements.

4. Get your fill of essential fatty acids; raw nuts and/or seeds are a good source.

In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration approved the following health claim for seven kinds of nuts: “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 oz. per day of most raw nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Omega-3 and Omega-6 are considered essential because humans can’t manufacture them within our bodies. Research has now shown that plant-derived Omega 6, and not fish oil, is the best oil for humans.

5. Eat high-quality proteins. Seafood, eggs, beans, chicken, game meat, duck and turkey are excellent sources of essential amino acids that are the building blocks of every protein molecule, hormone, neurotransmitter, cell membranes and immune molecules.

Proteins can also be obtained from grains, sprouted grains, raw nuts and raw seeds. Vegetarians and vegans need to play close attention to combine protein sources to get the full complement of amino acids.

6. Walk at least 30 minutes every day. This activity has a huge effect on relieving the physiologic effects of stress on the human physiology.

Exercise is good, but walking is amazing. No other single activity will more significantly or more rapidly affect the adrenal stress response in humans than walking, which probably works so well because it slows us down.

And, it is an incredible way to build and strengthen your relationship.

“Also, Dr. Thompson recommends ingesting essential monosaccharides, which is new and unknown territory for most people, he says. “They are the simplest form of carbohydrate molecules found in the body, are essential for protein molecules and can be found in maple syrup, sweet potatoes, parsnips, beets and onions.”

*Robert Thompson, M.D., was added to the peer-reviewed directory, “Best Doctors in America,” in 1996.

 

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5 Pixar Movies That Teach Boys Healthy Masculinity

Our country is in the middle of a long overdue conversation about sexual violence. The way children’s movies and TV shows often portray men and women may be part of the problem. Imagine a typical male hero character — he’s probably white, well-muscled, and punches, stabs, or shoots villains to save helpless female characters. Research shows that when children watch these types of shows and movies, they internalize the gender stereotypes they portray. Thankfully, Pixar has produced some great movies with heroic male characters who are diverse and non-violent. So, here are five Pixar films that have healthy male role models for young boys.

Coco


Miguel and Coco Pixar's Coco
Miguel and Coco.

Pixar’s Coco is a beautiful visual and musical celebration of Mexican culture. Its male protagonist isn’t your typical “hero.” He doesn’t have bulging muscles, and his heroic journey has nothing to do with rescuing distressed damsels.

Instead, Miguel saves the day by pursuing his dreams and bringing his family closer together. Coco teaches lessons about how families can work through conflict, as well as the importance of legacy and memory. This movie is a great option for families who believe that representation matters, particularly in children’s movies, as it offers a different image of what a male hero can look like.

Up


Dug, Carl and Russell in Pixar's Up
Dug, Carl, and Russell.

Carl, from Pixar’s Up, is a great male role model for many reasons. First, he shows that you don’t need to be young to be a hero. Second, while Carl’s story does include flying houses and mad scientists, his greatest acts of heroism are much simpler. Up’s most meaningful scenes are about Carl developing relationships with an awkward boy and a dog who needs a home.

Up also tells a beautiful love story in just under ten minutes. In too many other kids’ movies, all we get is a vague “happily ever after” following the wedding scene. Carl and Ellie’s marriage is a refreshing contrast to this pattern. They have a relationship that includes love, laughter, as well as tragedy and dreams they don’t get to accomplish together. This montage can open up a fantastic conversation about how healthy romantic relationships are based on friendship and teamwork.

The film also teaches that we can work through grief by honoring our loved ones’ memories and building new connections. It’s hard to imagine a better message for young boys to internalize.

Ratatouille


Ratatouille Remy and Alfredo
Remy and Alfredo.

Remy, the main character in Pixar’s 2007 film Ratatouille, doesn’t just lack muscles; he’s not even human! Better yet, his calling is to create delicious food, not destroy or shoot things. Remy must overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges by teaming up with and mentoring other characters, as opposed to competing with them.

While Remy’s human chef avatar, Alfredo, and fellow chef, Colette do develop a romance, Colette is hardly helpless or meek. In fact, she holds a position of authority over Alfredo for a good portion of the film.

Ratatouille teaches that we can form powerful friendships with people who are very different from us. Kids also learn that teamwork can bring even seemingly impossible goals within reach. After all, there’s almost nothing less likely than a rat opening up a five-star restaurant!

Cars


Lightning McQueen learns the value of good sportsmanship.

Cars is the film that most closely resembles a “typical boy movie” on this list. True to its name, it features cars and trucks, and the plot centers on a competitive race. Lightning McQueen also starts out like a pretty typical male protagonist. He is young, arrogant, refuses help from others, and is prone to careless, destructive actions.

Fortunately, Cars doesn’t celebrate these qualities. Instead, the movie is about Lightning McQueen finding a wise mentor and learning the importance of community. Better yet, McQueen gets his happy ending by helping a competitor rather than by winning the race. Cars teaches kids that good sportsmanship, interdependence, and integrity are much more important than outward appearances.

Finding Nemo


Marlin and Nemo

Marlin is another Pixar character who manages to be heroic while defying gender stereotypes. He is an extremely caring, but also over-protective and anxious, single father. He forms a supportive, hilarious, and completely platonic friendship with Dory (a female character).

While Finding Nemo is about a rescue mission, Marlin crosses an ocean to save his son, not a helpless princess. Furthermore, the climactic scene involves Marlin allowing Nemo to become a hero in his own right and on his own terms. Like so many of the other films on this list, Finding Nemo teaches kids that caring is the ultimate superpower. It also contains valuable lessons about overcoming anxiety and developing healthy relational boundaries.

Hollywood is still a long way away from promoting a culture where anyone but white men can feel truly safe and valued. However, more and more films demonstrate that there are multiple ways for boys to grow into successful men. Pixar has created some magical movies that allow parents and children to have meaningful conversations about diversity, non-violent solutions to problems, and kindness.

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Celebrate the Earth: Tips for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet

Taking care of our planet is important and we can contribute in many ways — both big and small— that also benefit our own health and well-being. Try some of these tips for healthy people and a healthy planet.

 

Take time to unplug … and plug in

Unplugging is important for both electronics and for humans.

  • Unplugging chargers and small electronics from the wall socket when they are not in use can save energy. For people, disconnecting from our ever-present devices and getting out in the fresh air can help us to refuel.
  • Consider plugging in. An electric or hybrid car can significantly reduce fossil fuel consumption and air pollution. There are more than 300 electric-vehicle charging stations available at Kaiser Permanente facilities, with more planned.

Eat sustainably

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A great way to eat more sustainably is to visit your nearby farmers market to seek out small, local farmers who use fewer synthetic chemicals to grow food.

Move more

Your commute and short trips can be an opportunity to get outdoors and add physical activity to your day.

  • Leave the car at home. Whether you walk, jog, ride a bike, skip or turn cartwheels, finding alternatives for short trips can help you to be more active and reduce pollution in your community.
  • Use public transportation. People who take public transportation are more likely to walk 10,000 steps a day than car commuters. And walking the recommended 150 minutes per week happens quickly if you include 15 to 20 minutes each way getting to and from work.

Hydrate and landscape responsibly

Water is an important and precious resource.

  • Drink plenty of water, but avoid single-use plastic bottles to save money and reduce plastic waste.
  • Save water — and save on your water bill — by regularly checking for and fixing leaks, as well as being conscientious in your water use. Taking shorter showers and waiting to run washing machines or dishwashers until they are full can save gallons of water each time.
  • Choose native plants for landscaping to save both water and energy.

Curtail chemicals

There are several ways to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals.

  • Make your own household cleaners — white vinegar and baking soda are non-toxic and work on almost everything.
  • Choose healthier products, including soaps, lotions and other personal care products without synthetic chemicals or fragrances.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Manage waste

One of the best ways to reduce waste is to avoid producing it in the first place.

  • Where possible, consider buying durable and reusable products and limiting purchases of goods that are less necessary.
  • When you do consume, recycle more. Increasing numbers of communities have curbside pick-ups for compost and plant waste, so food scraps and garden clippings don’t have to go to a landfill.
  • Be sure not to flush unused or expired medications down the drain. Wastewater treatment plants are generally not designed to treat pharmaceutical waste. Learn about the FDA’s guidelines on proper drug disposal or search out drug take-back programs in your community.
  • When you have household hazardous waste such as batteries, make sure to dispose of it properly to avoid contaminating the soil or water in your community.

Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to protect the environment and the health of communities, as well as additional tips for your home.

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Kaiser Permanente Joins de Beaumont Foundation as National Partner in CityHealth Initiative to Create Vibrant, Healthy Communities

WASHINGTON D.C. — Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, is joining forces with the de Beaumont Foundation, a leader in public health philanthropy, to help U.S. cities thrive through the CityHealth initiative.

Created by the de Beaumont Foundation to promote practices that make cities healthier, CityHealth tracks and reports on proven policies, and works with cities to advance policies that achieve community health priorities. Through this new relationship, Kaiser Permanente will leverage its deep expertise in health policy, government relations, and community-based prevention to accelerate cities’ efforts to improve people’s health and quality of life.

“CityHealth embodies the de Beaumont Foundation’s core belief that policy is one of the most powerful tools to improve health,” said Brian C. Castrucci, the Foundation’s CEO. “We’re excited to have Kaiser Permanente join us in this effort to transform health in cities across the country.” CityHealth is an example of the Foundation’s focus on building cross-sector partnerships and offering practical tools and data to improve public health.

Bechara Choucair, MD, senior vice president and chief community health officer at Kaiser Permanente, said, “We share the de Beaumont Foundation’s belief that the power of local policy is one of the most promising and effective strategies for transforming health in America, and we are pleased to join them in this important work. The CityHealth initiative provides mayors and other community leaders an opportunity to harness some of that transformational power to improve health, drive down health care costs and save lives.”

For Kaiser Permanente, this partnership complements the organization’s established approach to community health — bringing together health leaders, clinicians and community partners to help solve the social, economic and environmental health challenges facing its 12.2 million members and the 65 million residents who live in the communities it serves.

Dr. Shelley Hearne, president of CityHealth, said, “We know that where you live has an enormous influence on how healthy you can be. This innovative partnership between two national leaders is a way to catalyze change in city governments so that every resident has the opportunity live a healthy life. Working with city leaders through CityHealth, the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente will bring a pragmatic menu of policy options to create real results in American cities, like better pre-K programs for kids and more public places with cleaner, smoke-free air.”

Founded in 1998, the de Beaumont Foundation’s programs and investments strengthen the public health system, facilitate collaboration, and provide practical tools to improve the health of communities and people’s daily lives. It is solely focused on public health and seeks innovative and transformational solutions for the most pressing needs of communities across the country.
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CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, provides leaders with a package of evidence-based policy solutions that will help millions of people live longer, better lives in vibrant, prosperous communities. CityHealth will regularly evaluate cities on the number and strength of their policies.
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About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Doctor Griffin Rodgers is the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. March is recognized as national kidney month. Below Dr. Rodgers provides more information about chronic kidney disease and its main causes, diabetes and high blood pressure.

WHAT IS KIDNEY DISEASE?

Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that filter extra water and waste out of your blood and make urine. When kidney disease develops, it means that the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should.

Kidney disease often gets worse over time and may lead to kidney failure. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant to sustain life.

The sooner you know you have kidney disease, the sooner you can make changes to protect your kidneys.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN CAUSES OF KIDNEY DISEASE?

Diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of kidney disease. Because diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease tend to run in families, African Americans and others who may have a greater chance of developing kidney disease should know and share their family health history with family members and their healthcare providers.

SINCE AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE AT GREATER RISK FOR HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT CAN LEAD TO KIDNEY DISEASE, WHAT IS THE NIDDK DOING TO GET THE WORD OUT IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY?

To help spread the word about the risks of kidney disease, the NIDDK partnered with the Chi Eta Phi nursing sorority for the 7th consecutive year and with more than 150 faith organizations to hold “Kidney Sundays” events across the country throughout this month. During these events, we provide kidney information for faith-based communities to share with their members. Chi Eta Phi members help present the materials and provide blood pressure screenings for participants.

Our Kidney Sundays toolkit includes materials that can be used by anyone who wants to conduct a Kidney Sundays event or activity in their community. And Kidney Sundays don’t have to happen only during the month of March. Any Sunday can be a Kidney Sunday.

The NIDDK also developed the Family Reunion Initiative Health Guide to help African American families talk about kidney health. As families plan their reunions – which often happen during the summer months – we hope they will consider incorporating these materials to educate their family members about kidney health.

WHY THE FOCUS ON WOMEN’S KIDNEY HEALTH NOW?

We are focusing on women because kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death for American women and affects more than 16 million women in the United States. Chronic kidney disease occurs in women more often than men.

Because early kidney disease usually has no symptoms, it is sometimes called a “silent disease.” Many people with kidney disease don’t have symptoms until their kidneys are severely damaged and nearing kidney failure. The NIDDK encourages you to make the connection between kidney disease and diabetes and high blood pressure—and to get tested if you have an increased chance of developing kidney disease.

Women can play a unique role in modeling healthy habits for their loved ones. We encourage women – and everyone – to take proactive steps to protect their kidneys, and to help raise awareness. Healthy lifestyle habits can help reduce the risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressure, which are the most common causes of kidney disease. Additionally, if you already have diabetes or high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you better manage these conditions.

WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE DO IF THEY HAVE A GREATER CHANCE OF DEVELOPING KIDNEY DISEASE?

You can help protect yourself and your family from chronic kidney disease and its main causes – diabetes and high blood pressure – by adopting a healthy lifestyle for your entire family. Some steps you can take include:

  • Make healthy food choices such as fresh fruits, fresh or frozen vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free dairy products.
  • Make physical activity part of your routine. Be active for 30 minutes or more on most days.
  • Aim for a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, work with your health care provider or dietitian to create a realistic weight-loss plan.
  • Get enough sleep. Aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Try to keep the same sleep and wake schedule every day.
  • Stop smoking and limit alcohol intake.
  • Explore stress-reducing activities, including physical activity, meditation, or yoga.
  • Be proactive at your medical appointments. Ask about testing for kidney disease and diabetes, and find out if your blood pressure is in normal range.

HOW CAN YOU GET TESTED FOR KIDNEY DISEASE?

Your health care provider will use a blood test and a urine test to diagnose kidney disease or refer you for testing.

  • The blood test tells how well your kidneys are working, or filtering your blood.
  • The urine test checks for a protein that can pass into the urine when the kidneys are damaged.

If tests show that you have kidney disease, ask your pharmacist to review all your medicines. Let your provider know about all the medicines you take, including the ones you buy without prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), vitamins, and supplements. NSAIDs should be avoided if you have kidney disease. NSAIDs include medicines containing ibuprofen and naproxen.

WHAT ARE SOME PREVENTATIVE OPTIONS FOR KIDNEY DISEASE?

One of the best ways to help protect your kidneys – and be healthier overall is to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Doing so can help prevent and manage high blood pressure and diabetes, and it helps to protect kidney health. Also, it’s important to take all medications prescribed for you, and to aim for a healthy weight, eat right, get enough sleep, and make physical activity part of your routine.

This year, we’re asking women to serve as role models and to encourage healthy lifestyle habits for their friends, families, and communities to help prevent kidney disease.

Again, kidney disease usually has no symptoms, which is why it’s important for people who have diabetes or high blood pressure to get tested. Taking action now can help protect your kidneys.


Follow NIDDK on Twitter and Facebook @NIDDKgov for more tips on making healthy food choices, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress. These are all important ways to protect your kidneys from damage, to prevent heart disease, and to improve your overall health.

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Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle

If you’re having trouble sticking to your New Year’s self-improvement goals, you’re not alone. Only about 46 percent of resolution-makers keep their commitment six months into the year, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

As the obesity epidemic persists nationwide, the popular New Year’s resolution to lose weight can be especially difficult. For starters, choosing between the sheer number of weight-loss plans may seem overwhelming, particularly when many of the programs can appear similar or contradictory.

Sean Hashmi, MD, a Kaiser Permanente nephrologist and regional lead of the Adult Weight Management program, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, suggests an alternative approach to shed unwanted pounds and reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases.

Die-ting is not the answer,’” said Dr. Hashmi, emphasizing the word “die” in the word diet. “Setting reasonable, incremental goals, and focusing on living a healthy lifestyle — not short-term dietary changes — produce better and more long-term results.”

SELF Principle: Lessons from Centenarians

The following highlight some key SELF Principle tips for success that incorporate evidence-based research and cultures with long, healthy lifespans that place a high priority on healthy eating, rewarding relationships, a sense of purpose, and regular physical activity.

Sleep: Get at least seven hours and try to wake and go to bed at the same time every day.

Exercise: Get 30 minutes a day, preferably in the morning or midday to jump-start your metabolism.

Love: Feel gratitude for everything you have, do, and give.

Food: Make plant-based foods the priority in your diet.

To learn more from Dr. Hashmi, watch his video here.

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The main ingredients of a healthy lifestyle, he says, can be summed up in what he calls the SELF Principle:

Sleep. Exercise. Love. Food.

“People think being healthy needs to be complicated, but it really is this simple,” said Dr. Hashmi, who practices at the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center and Ventura medical offices. “All four factors — sleep, exercise, love, food — are necessary. You can have the most perfect diet in the world, but if you’re not sleeping or exercising well, you’re not the best you can be and may be jeopardizing your health.”

The SELF Principle concept incorporates evidence-based research and the daily practices of areas in the world known for the highest life expectancy and lowest rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, mental decline and other serious health problems.

“You don’t have to starve yourself and you don’t need to follow the latest fad to live a full, rich life,” said Dr. Hashmi. “Just look at what the centenarians eat and adopt some of the same lessons for your life.”

Long-lived societies such as in Okinawa, Japan and Sardinia, Italy, for example, consume whole-food, plant-based meals centered on:

  • Whole or minimally processed plants, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts and legumes
  • Minimal or no animal-based products, such as meat, dairy and eggs
  • Limited or no salt, refined grains, and sugar-sweetened foods and beverages

For best results, evidence suggests consuming well-balanced meals composed of 50 percent non-starchy foods, 25 percent starchy foods, and 25 percent protein.

“Eat whole-food, plant-based meals like this, and the weight will take care of itself,” said Dr. Hashmi.

Potential impacts of obesity on heart health

America’s obesity rates are at an all-time high. More than one-third of adults, as well as one in five school-age children and adolescents, are obese — meaning they weigh at least 20 percent more than the ideal body weight, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obesity may lead to many diseases, but one of the greatest concerns is heart disease — currently the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States. Obesity is closely linked with multiple health conditions that underlie cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, diabetes and abnormal cholesterol.

Even without these risk factors, people with obesity may still be at increased risk for heart failure — when an enlarged or weakened heart muscle diminishes the heart’s efficiency — because of the effects of extra body fat on the heart.

The good news is, even dropping a little weight can make a big difference. Studies of people with obesity show that losing just 5 percent to 10 percent of their weight can potentially lower their risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke,and other severe health issues.

Creating healthy habits

The effort to develop a healthier way of living pays off. An estimated 80 percent of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, along with 40 percent of cancers, could be improved simply by eating better, moving more and quitting smoking, according to the World Health Organization and CDC.

Remember, change takes time. Forming a new habit takes on average more than two months — 66 days to be exact — and sometimes up to 254 days to become routine.

“To make lifestyle changes that last, take baby steps toward your goal rather than doing too much, too soon,” said Dr. Hashmi. “The best resolution, anytime of the year, is deciding ‘Today, I’m going to make a change, I’m going to take that first step.’”

For more information or help managing a health condition or making a healthy change in your life, please visit the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Center for Healthy Living.

For more information on overweight and obesity prevention, management, and trends, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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Healthy packaged snack ideas for moms with bag-lunch fatigue

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It’s only January and I am so done packing school lunches. I often daydream of elementary school cafeterias that are like college cafeterias where my children can pick from tons of healthy and interesting, well-loved lunch options. Until that day comes I will pack lunch for my kids, whether I want to or not.

Some days lunch looks like this, full of healthy, fresh options and even homemade oatmeal raisin cookies:

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Other days lunch is just a pile of packaged snacks like this:

To give myself a break as I near the end of my last pregnancy, I’ve been throwing some healthy packaged snacks in my kids’ lunch boxes and calling it a day. Here are my favorite healthy snack ideas:

1. Fresh, whole fruit

This one is easy because they come naturally packaged. I always have bananas, apples, clementines, and oranges on hand to throw in my kids’ lunches. Super easy, healthy, and doesn’t require me to do any work.

2. Yogurt tubes

I used to pack little containers of yogurt with a spoon, but yogurt tubes are so much easier to pack and for my children to eat.

3. Cheese sticks

My younger two children don’t care for sandwiches, so I always pack a cheese stick for them to help their tummies stay full.

4. Packs of almonds

If your child’s school is not nut-free, little packs of almonds are a perfect addition to your kid’s lunch. They are filling and fun to eat.

5. Granola bar

I am torn on this as far as calling it healthy, but when I’m in a pinch I have no problem packing a granola bar in my kid’s lunch box. The only problem is that my kids only like the chocolate ones that are a little higher in sugar.

6. Single-serve pretzel bags

My kids like something crunchy and salty to go with their cheese sticks. I love that single serve pretzel bags exist. When I’m motivated I use my reusable snack bags and fill them up at the beginning of the week with pretzels from a big bag or with a batch of air-popped popcorn.

That’s all I’ve got but I would love some more ideas!

What snacks do you put in your child’s lunch box?

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#1 “If the food is white, it’s probably not right.” Avoid processed white carbohydrates such as white bread, bagels, rice, pasta and pizza. Replace with whole-grain products such as whole-grain bread, brown rice – or try pasta made from quinoa or brown rice.

#2 “Don’t drink your fruit when you can eat your fruit.” Fruit in its natural form is healthiest. It is filled with fiber and antioxidants with their inherent benefits. When fruit is liquefied, you lose much of the fiber and increase the concentrated sugar load on your body. An apple a day will keep the doctor away, but a glass of apple juice might not.

#3 Sitting is the new smoking.” Increase your daily physical activity by moving more every day. Aim for 10,000 steps per day – no ifs, ands or buts.

#4 “Don’t skimp on sleep.” Aim for seven to eight hours per day. This will allow you to function at your best and ward off many illnesses that are associated with sleep deprivation.

#5 “Maintain a gratitude attitude every day.” Looking at life with a positive attitude can help you deal better with everyday hassles. Remind yourself that from challenges, come opportunities.

#6 “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Don’t get upset over minutia in life and focus on the big-ticket items – health, family, work, religion.

#7 “Avoid toxins such as tobacco, excess alcohol and BPA.” Take care of the environment and the environment will take care of you.

#8 “Prevention is the best intervention.” Vaccinations might not be foolproof, but they are very powerful in preventing common illnesses such as influenza, pneumonia, HPV, hepatitis, shingles, diphtheria, etc. Remember these ‘bugs’ are devilishly clever.

#9 “Control the controllable.” So much energy is spent worrying about things that are out of our control. If you focus predominantly on items that are actually within your control, you will be able use your energy productively.

#10 “Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.” As the inimitable Charlie Chaplin said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

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If you are looking for a quick, delicious morning meal that is more breakfast than dessert consider this wholesome handful. Carrots, walnuts and raisins provide a satisfying density. Spices give them a warm zing and whole wheat flour ups the fiber.

Enjoy these muffins as a grab-and-go breakfast, after school snack, or coffee break treat. They are satisfying enough to carry you through the morning and healthy enough to keep you from feeling like you’ve suffered a dietary derailment before you’ve even set foot out the door.

Find the recipe for Healthy Carrot Muffins (and some adorable photos of a carrot-loving pup) at Cookie and Kate.

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Tiffany Haddish, one of our favorite funny women, is using her talents to encourage people to stay healthy by washing their hands.

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“Although some people say I have a dirty mouth, I actually love the feeling of being clean,” said Haddish in a press release. “It was so much fun partnering with Method on this PSA to make the world a cleaner place, one hand wash at a time.”

The spot, named “Fight Dirty” is part of a campaign for “People Against Dirty,” which was created by eco-friendly cleaning brands method and Ecover.

Haddish, whom many consider the breakout star of this summer’s mega-hit film Girls Trip, was recently named “funniest woman alive” by VanityFair.com. Her comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: SHE READY! From the Hood to Hollywood, is available now on Showtime. And she’s slated to star next year in The Last O.G. with Tracy Morgan on TBS.

“Who better than Tiffany Haddish to help Method fight dirty? She’s culturally relevant, super funny, and one of the most sought-after comedic talents today,” said Doug Piwinski, chief marketing officer of People Against Dirty, in a press release.

The mission is to highlight the importance of hand washing, especially as we near the height of cold and flu season. According to People Against Dirty:

  • 80% of common infections are spread by hands, according to the CDC.
  • 111 million workdays will be lost, costing nearly $ 7 billion in lost productivity between October and May.
  • 1 in 6 people tested positive for fecal bacteria on their hands or mobile devices during a recent study in London.

That last stat underscores the dangers that can be lurking on unwashed hands, and how easily germs and bacteria can spread from dirty hands to dirty phones. According to the CDC, germs can live on the screens of your mobile devices for up to 24 hours.

“One would think that washing your hands after using the restroom is a no-brainer, but Tiffany has turned this seemingly simple act into something memorable, impactful, and shareable.”



 

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Kaiser Permanente Grant Brings HICORE Healthy Hydration Program to Students at Kapunahala Elementary School

HONOLULU — More than 500 students at Kapunahala Elementary School in Kaneohe were encouraged to develop healthy habits at an event celebrating the completed installation of the school’s new water bottle filling station. The water station is part of a program from the Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education (know as HICORE) and the Hawaii Department of Education. HICORE is teaching students about the benefits of healthy hydration and installing water bottle stations throughout Hawaii’s schools, encouraging students to make healthy beverage decision and avoid sugary drinks through a grant from Kaiser Permanente.

The program, which began in 2015, allows schools to receive water bottle filling stations after they implement healthy policies, such as reducing or eliminating beverage offerings that are high in sugar. The program is part of the Hawaii 5210 Initiative that encourages children to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables, limit their screen time to two hours, get at least one hour of physical activity and drink zero sugary beverages each day.

The simple choice to drink water rather than sweetened drinks each day can make a big difference in a person’s long-term health and quality of life. When keiki learn healthy habits, it can help them avoid potentially deadly conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Making water a convenient alternative to juice and soda is vital.

To date, the Hawaii 5210 Initiative has 72 participating schools and has installed 24 water bottle filling stations at six Oahu complexes and one Maui complex. The program has reached over 13,000 school children. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has donated more than $ 272,000 to the project since its inception in 2015.

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HICORE provides collaborative and multi-disciplinary leadership in research and education on childhood obesity, physical activity and nutrition in Hawaii. The Initiative is based at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and is the collaborative effort of academic and community partners in Hawaii. www.hicore.org

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While you’re traveling, it can be difficult to stay healthy because it’s easier to just grab some fast food. But, this is a habit you need to get out of as soon as possible. We understand it can be tricky, and that’s why we’ve come up with tips to help you achieve this. It’s incredibly important to remain healthy while you’re traveling, but you still want to get the best possible enjoyment out of your vacay. These are some of the best, and most practical., tips to use to help you eat healthy while you’re traveling.

Choose where you stop carefully

The first part of the battle is making sure you’re sensible about where you choose to stop. If you stop at a McDonald’s, you’re only going to have access to fast food. So, try to be a little more selective about where you choose to stop. Give yourself the best possible chance of access to healthy foods – for example, a grocery store or supermarket, or, at the very least a healthy restaurant. This is step one in the process of eating healthy and is the perfect habit to get into as soon as possible.

Little and often is the key

It might go against what we are normally told – 3 square meals a day with minimal snacking – but, the little and often approach is surprisingly effective. Eating small amounts of healthy food on a regular basis is incredibly important because it actually tells your body to burn the calories faster. Furthermore, you consume less energy and store less fat by spreading your consumption out than you do eating in one sitting. If you can eat little and often, and keep your meals as smaller portions, this will keep you healthier when you’re on the move.

Eat lots of protein

There are different types of foods you can consume, and it’s always important to have a balanced diet. But, you need to make sure you consume plenty of protein if you want to stay healthy, as proteins are packed full of amino acids. Protein helps keep you strong and improves your concentration, it’s also essential for energy that you will need when traveling. Make sure you fill your body with plenty of lean protein.

Make sure you snack

The problem with traveling is that we often don’t get the opportunity to eat at the right times. This sometimes means skipping meals or having irregular mealtimes. No problem there though, right? Wrong. This means your body responds as though you’re facing a food shortage, and your metabolism slows. In order to combat this, you have to make sure you pack healthy snacks to consume while you’re hungry. Things like fruit, vegetables, and nuts are the perfect foods.

Avoid too may treat foods

What you don’t want to be doing is eating foods that make you feel guilty afterward. Treating yourself seems like a great idea at the time, but afterward, you get the fear! Avoid these sorts of foods like the plague, as they are so easy to come by when traveling, and they drain energy. Things like soft drinks, donuts, baked goods, and lots of sugars. These things are okay in small doses, but, to consume them too much when traveling will have a negative affect.

We understand that when you travel, you can’t always be in the right place at the right time for healthy eating. That’s why you need to make sure you make full use of these tips, and try to eat as well as you can when you’re on your travels.

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Tips on Staying Healthy During Wildfire Season

Thousands of acres burning, evacuation orders, smoke and soot. Drought conditions in the West and extreme weather across the country have created the perfect conditions for wildfires — dry brush, hot weather and low water tables — and these same conditions make it more difficult to contain fires once they start.

Air quality concerns: What should you do?

Smoke and ash can affect air quality, causing breathing difficulties and other health issues many miles away from the actual fire.

If you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended that you avoid outdoor physical activities. If visibility is decreased in your neighborhood to less than 5 miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Children, the elderly, and people with respiratory conditions — If you can see or smell smoke, children, elderly people, pregnant women and people with pre-existing respiratory conditions should stay inside with the windows and doors closed (unless instructed otherwise).

  • Use “controller” steroid inhalers (like QVAR) as prescribed.
  • Use “quick relief” inhalers to help with shortness of breath.
  • If you have oxygen, use it if you have difficulty breathing.
  • Turn on your air conditioner to see if it helps, especially if it’s central air. If you have a window A/C unit, make sure the filter is clean.
  • Use fans in each room to help move the air in your house.

Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.

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Healthy Individuals — When smoke levels are high, even healthy people may experience coughing, a scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes and a runny nose. If you can see or smell smoke, you should limit outdoor physical activities and stay indoors if possible.

If you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek shelter elsewhere. Watch for signs of heat exhaustion, including fatigue, nausea, headache and vomiting, and contact your doctor immediately if these occur.

Be prepared

If you are in an area where wildfires are a risk, there are several safety precautions you can take.

Before a wildfire strikes:

  • Cover your emergency basics: Know your wildfire risk (contact your local planning/zoning office or gov); make a wildfire emergency plan; have an emergency preparedness kit; review your homeowner’s insurance policy and also prepare/update a list of your home’s contents.
  • Reduce your risk: Regularly clear leaves and other debris to reduce wildfire fuel; prevent sparks and embers from entering your home by sealing external openings with wire mesh.

During a wildfire:

  • Be prepared: Stay tuned to your phone, TV and radio for alerts; get your family, home and pets prepared to evacuate; place your emergency supply kit and other valuables in your vehicle; connect garden hoses and fill any other large containers with water; if evacuation orders are given, leave immediately.
  • Minimize risk: Keep windows and doors closed unless it is extremely hot; avoid using anything that burns such as candles, fireplaces or cigarettes; run your ventilation system in order to filter the air; avoid vacuuming, which can temporarily increase airborne particulate levels.
  • Protect your health: Be safe if you are exposed to wildfire smoke; limit physical activity.

After a wildfire:

  • Return safely: Return home only when authorities say it is safe; maintain a fire watch for several hours after the fire; evacuate immediately if you smell smoke.
  • Healthy clean up: Wear a NIOSH certified-respirator (dust mask) and wet debris down to minimize breathing dust particles; discard any food that has been exposed to heat, smoke or soot; do NOT use any water that may be contaminated.

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Healthy Aging: 7 Habits for Thriving Seniors

By Phyllis E. Hayes-Reams, MD, MPH, chief, Department of Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine, Continuing Care, and Social Medicine, Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center

With an average life expectancy of 78.8 years, Americans are living longer than ever before. Many seniors are also living healthier, happier and more active lives. While there’s no getting around the aging process, there are many things we can do to stay healthy and active as we age.

So, what do thriving seniors have in common? 

They’re active: Physical activity helps us maintain a healthy weight, prevent or control illness, sleep better, reduce stress, avoid falls, improve our balance, and look and feel our best. Older adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week. If you’re not exercising regularly, a good first step is to figure out why, and then develop a strategy to overcome that barrier.

They eat right: Good nutrition is important at any age. But it is especially important for older adults. As we age, our bodies change and so does the amount of food we need, how we metabolize it and how food tastes. Also, our dietary needs will vary depending on health conditions.  For optimal health, follow a well-balanced diet rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and try to limit the consumption of processed sugar, saturated and trans fats, and salt.

They have a positive outlook: Having a positive attitude can greatly improve our health. It enables us to cope better with stressful situations, manage illness and it leads to better decision-making. A positive attitude also impacts our relationships and ability to socialize and interact with others.

They maintain social connections: Social connections and supportive relationships are critical to successful aging, as they can help maintain an individual’s personal sense of value and worth. Healthy, ongoing connections with friends and family are important. Volunteering and participating in local senior center activities are examples of ways older adults avoid becoming socially isolated and at risk for depression.

They sleep well: Regardless of our age, sleep is critical for our physical and emotional health. A good night’s sleep can improve memory and concentration, boost our immune systems, improve our mood and enhance alertness. Many older adults struggle in silence with insomnia, so it’s important to talk with your doctor about any sleep issues you may be having.

They’re proactive patients: They go in for regular preventive screenings and are up-to-date on their immunizations for illnesses like, shingles and influenza.  Know that your doctor and nurse are there to diagnose and advise, but also to listen. The more candidly you talk to your medical team, the better they can support you in reaching your goals, and the better your care will be.

They’ve embraced the aging process: While it’s never too late to begin taking better care of yourself, the key to healthy aging is to establish healthy habits from a young age. Regardless of our age, the choices we make every day directly impact our health. Good health behaviors last a lifetime, and when we live a healthy life, we’re more likely to age better, prevent or better manage illness and stay independent.

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Many of us dream of traveling – mostly when we’re sat at our desk, doing the same monotonous tasks every single day. However, there are some people who will turn this dream into a reality, say a quick goodbye to their boring 9-5 job, pack up their bags and head where the wind takes them. Many people who return from their travels or are still traveling (because they haven’t wanted to come home) have reported that traveling often makes them feel healthier. But is that really true?

Improves your immune system

When you travel to a new country on vacation, you might find that you get a little cold or an upset stomach. This is because each country has its own germs and pathogens that you might not have back home. However, the immune system is so used to fighting off bacteria you’ll get over it pretty quickly. When you’re traveling for a long time and being exposed to more and more unusual pathogens, it can actually be beneficial for your body. This is because you’re building up your immune system and making it stronger. This doesn’t mean you don’t need to wash your hands, though!

Keeps you fit

Let’s compare two different situations: In the first situation, you’re sat on your backside for 8 hours a day, only getting up to go to the toilet and to make a coffee. In the second situation, you’re walking around hidden temples, or climbing the Great Wall of China, or swimming in the Great Barrier Reef. Which person would be fitter? There’s no question about it. Traveling often requires hours upon hours of walking, trekking, climbing, or taking part in active sports or activities. Because of this, we get our blood pumping and our muscles moving, meaning those who travel are more likely to be fit and healthy than those who don’t.

Decreases your chances of heart disease

Heart disease and heart attacks are becoming increasingly common and becoming one of the world’s deadliest killers – so knowing how to keep it at bay can drastically improve your health and lifespan. Research suggests that traveling does just that, and decreases your chances of developing heart disease. This is because traveling takes you away from the daily stresses and anxieties that can often contribute to heart disease. It relaxes the mind and body and keeps the body free from any negativity.

Improves the health of your brain

Many studies have tested those who have traveled and found that traveling actually improves the health of your brain, expands your mind and makes you more creative. One of the main reasons for this is because traveling allows you to meet new people from all different corners of the world. All of these people will have their own stories to tell, their own culture, their own way of life and their own opinions – and all of these factors will impact your own life and increase your connection with them, and increase your knowledge of the world around you.

Improves your happiness

One of the main features of a healthy body is a happy body – and traveling is an impressive mood booster. The main reason for this is because you don’t have the stresses of rent, work, bills and the daily commute. Instead, all you need to worry about is where you’re going next. And who can be unhappy when they’re lying on a beach? Many scientists have also found that the anticipation of traveling can also improve your happiness and mood, so if you’re planning a trip, you’ll find yourself getting happier and happier by the minute.

So why wouldn’t you want to travel the world with all of these health benefits? Not only do you get to experience new cultures, take in breathtaking views and travel the world; you will become more toned, you’re less likely to get sick, have a longer life expectancy, develop a more open mind and be a happier person. Book us a flight now, please!

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Oatmeal has a mixed reputation. A 2008 survey found that Americans consider it the 4th most healthful food, coming in after whole grains, broccoli and bananas. But even with this wholesome reputation, it can be hard to find true oatmeal enthusiasts. Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the spotlight or quinoa rakes in the accolades, oatmeal simply waits in the pantry, loyal and reliable. It is time to give humble oatmeal the respect it deserves.

Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the spotlight or quinoa rakes in the accolades, oatmeal simply waits in the pantry, loyal and reliable. It is time to give humble oatmeal the respect it deserves.

Oatmeal’s reputation as a healthy food is more than old-fashioned nostalgia. The gluten-free, whole grain cereal is shown to lower cholesterol. Its beta-glucan fiber is credited with reducing both LDL and total cholesterol levels. That same fiber helps you to feel satisfied longer and may cause you to consume less calories overall. A high fiber diet is associated with better colon health and reduced colon cancer. A clean colon is a happy colon and fiber acts as an effective scrub brush, keeping wastes moving and reducing constipation. There is research suggesting that oatmeal can help lower blood sugar. It is a low glycemic index food and won’t cause blood sugar to spike and crash.

If you have been neglecting oatmeal as a breakfast option because of a harried morning schedule, consider the option of make-ahead single servings that can be made the night (or days) before and eaten on the go. Sure, you can always make a big batch of classic oatmeal and heat it up in the morning, but Wholefully has a tempting collection of make-ahead cold oatmeal breakfast recipes that will have you rethinking what that loyal grain can do. Add-ins from carrots to cocoa create eye-opening morning flavor combos, while powerhouse nutritional sidekicks like chia seeds and ground flax mean that these tempting concoctions still get you off on the right foot for the day.

Visit Wholefully for 8 Classic Overnight Oats Recipes to get you started.

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Police in Fargo, North Dakota, found a healthy, two-day old newborn alive on Thursday, five days after an eight-month-old pregnant woman vanished, as they continue to search for the missing mom-to-be

Police in Fargo, North Dakota, found a healthy, two-day old newborn alive on Thursday, five days after an eight-month-old pregnant woman vanished, PEOPLE confirms.

The pregnant woman, Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind, 22, of Fargo, is still missing, Fargo Police Chief David Todd said in an update on Facebook.

“We do not have information that tells us where Savanna Greywind is,” the chief said.

“At this point in time, we are not able to confirm if the newborn is Savanna Greywind’s child or not,” he said.

According to local news outlets, the infant was found in the same apartment building where Lafontaine-Greywind lives – and where she was last seen before she vanished, her family told local TV station WDAY.

Police returned to the apartment building after a baby’s cries were heard in an upstairs apartment police had previously searched, local TV station WDAZ reports.

The baby found at the apartment was taken to the hospital by authorities.

The startling revelation came as the police chief said officers had two suspects in custody in connection with the woman’s disappearance.

“We have two people detained,” he said. “The investigation is proceeding.”

On Wednesday, he said investigators were able to gather enough information to obtain a search warrant, which they executed the following day.

“When we conducted the search warrant at the suspect’s residence, we discovered an infant that appears to be a newborn,” Todd said.

Lafontaine-Greywind is described as 5-foot-4, with long brown hair, green eyes and tattoos on her right leg and foot. She was wearing a pink shirt, shorts, and Nike slip-on sandals before she vanished.

She is a certified nursing assistant at Eventide Fargo, a local senior citizens residence.

A Family’s Horror

The family’s ordeal began on Saturday, when a woman living in a third-floor apartment knocked on the door of the LaFontaine-Greywind family’s basement apartment and asked if Savanna would model a dress she was sewing so she could pin it, offering to pay her $ 20 for doing so, the Forum News Service reports.

The family didn’t know the woman well, according to the outlet. After saying she would go to help, Savanna left the apartment but never returned, reportedly leaving her car and wallet behind.

When Savanna’s mother, Norberta LaFontaine-Greywind when to check on her daughter upstairs, she was told Savanna had left.

“I immediately knew something was wrong because car is here,” Norberta told the Forum News Service. “She’s eight months pregnant. Her feet were swollen, so she wouldn’t have taken up walking like that. There was pizza here that she hadn’t eaten. She would not just leave that lady’s apartment and go somewhere.”

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According to the Forum News Service, the last time Savanna’s mother heard from her was when Savanna texted to let her know that she was going upstairs to help the neighbor.

“We didn’t think too much about it,” Norberta said.

She also texted her boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, around the same time. “We were joking around,” he reportedly told local TV station WDAY.

The upstairs neighbor’s apartment has since been searched three times by police, according to the Forum News Service.

A second-floor neighbor in the family’s apartment building said that he and a roommate heard sustained noise in the bathroom above their apartment on Saturday afternoon, according to the Pioneer.

“We were getting ready to leave we heard a banging in the bathtub” for about 15 or 20 minutes, about 1:30 or 2 p.m., he said.

Then he heard the shower turn on: “It seemed kind of odd.”

‘Excited’ to Be a Mom

Savanna and Matheny are expecting a daughter in late September, the Forum News Service reports, and she is “very excited” about becoming a mom, her mother said.

Matheny said he and Savanna were about to move into a new apartment, which they had prepared for the baby’s arrival. Now he is spending his days searching for his missing girlfriend.

“It’s unlike her to just up and disappear like that without telling anything,” he told WDAY. “I don’t think that she would do that.”

“I don’t understand why she would leave without her wallet, her car keys, her car,” Matheny said.

Fargo Police and Fontaine-Greywind’s family did not immediately respond to calls for comment.


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Nurse Alice: Get Healthy With the Go Red Get Fit Challenge!

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Are you ready to put some pep in your step? The American Heart Association and Macy’s are!

The American Heart Association and Macy’s have teamed up for another year of Go Red Get Fit, an online fitness challenge for women. This initiative motivates participants to make transformational lifestyle changes, through its quarterly health and fitness challenges. From March to May, this year’s participants are being challenged to “pep their steps for good,” by logging 10,000 steps a day, getting their cholesterol checked, talking with their healthcare providers about what the numbers mean, and following the challenge to help lower and maintain healthy numbers.

Heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans, and strokes are also a leading cause of death. Every year, one in three women die of heart disease and stroke, impacting African American and Hispanic women at greater rates. Understanding the risks and taking simple steps to address these preventable conditions are vital, in order to change the health narrative for women of color.

I bet you’re reluctantly saying to yourself, “Nurse Alice—you want me to be more active with the help of an online health campaign???”

YES!!! And here’s why….

The engagement of participants from online social media communities offers the social support needed to help others be accountable for their health and have fun. It provides a family oriented, sisterhood-like atmosphere that is easily accessible 24/7, 365 days a year, and at the touch of a button. Participants share recipes and post videos or photos to celebrate goals and inspire one another. This daily engagement and positivity can help keep healthy living on your mind.

The quarterly health and fitness goals will be led by popular celebrity fitness trainer Scott Parker and fitness mentor Lisa Morales. Check out their first- quarter fitness challenge invite:

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And the party won’t stop after this. The fitness challenge will stay strong throughout the year, with these challenges to look forward to:

  • Glisten Up and Get Lean” (July–September): Get three days of strength and resistance training exercisesas part of your 150 minutes of exercise per week—or 30 minutes, five days a week—regiment. Also, eat healthy sources of protein, like lean meats and nuts, and eat less red meat.
  • “It Takes Two to Tango” (October–December): Get 150 minutes of moderate activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity30 minutes a day, five days per week. Also, focus on reading and understanding food labels.
  • “She Got Moves” (January–March): Select from any of the previous physical activity quarterly challenges, with 150 minutes per week—or 30 minutes, five days per week—of physical activity. Also, make a weekly meal plan to keep meals healthy, balanced, and well proportioned.

So, why should you try the Go Red and Get Fit online fitness challenge? Other than America’s favorite nurse thinks it’s a great idea, you probably want to live a happier and healthier life. Maybe you want to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Perhaps, you want to live a long life, and be able to see your children graduate from school or get married?

Whatever your “why” is, you deserve a happier and healthier life. Life is why.

 

 


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Nurse Alice is a nationally board-certified and award-winning cardiac clinical nurse specialist with nearly two decades of experience in cardiovascular health. She is a community health activist and freelance media health expert. She has appeared on various national radio and TV shows including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Dr. Drew, News One with Roland Martin, Tom Joyner Morning Show and more. She is also the author of “Curb Your Cravings: 31 Foods to Fool Your Appetite.”

You can follow her at AskNurseAlice.com and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @AskNurseAlice

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Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das Wants You to Get Heart Healthy [VIDEO]

Shanti Das is heart healthy

Shanti Das, aka the Hip-Hop Professional, is best known for her work on the careers of Usher, Outkast, Toni Braxton, and TLC. But now she’s working to make sure our communities are heart healthy.

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A former executive at LaFace, Arista, Columbia, and Universal Motown, Das is now a National Power Ambassador for the American Heart Association. She’s bringing awareness to its EmPOWERED to Serve campaign to improve health in multicultural communities.

“One of the goals for me being the national ambassador is to really help bring about as much awareness as I can particularly for the American Heart Association with this being a multicultural initiative,” said Das in a press release.

“I want to use my influence in the entertainment industry to spread the message and to help create healthier lifestyles and open up opportunities and access in our urban communities.”

In the first episode of “Take Me Home,” a documentary series for the American Heart Association, Das goes back to her Atlanta neighborhood to explore food deserts and the link between unhealthy diets and heart disease.

With a family history of high blood pressure and heart disease, Das felt called to speak out about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise. She’s also beginning to work with local leaders in Atlanta to bring healthier food options into urban neighborhoods.

Earlier this year, Das stopped by the Black Enterprise office to talk about her heart healthy mission:



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Nurse Alice: 5 Healthy Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is around the corner, are you ready to celebrate Dad? Of course, it falls in the month of June, which is Men’s Health Month, so all the more reason to get dad something special. We love our fathers and male role models. They are protectors and providers and it’s important that we make sure they are happy and healthy so they can continue to lead our families and communities.

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If you’re like most Americans, you will spend on average between $ 90-$ 115 on a gift for dad this Father’s Day. And most gifts will be a combination of a greeting card, special outing, and clothes. Now those aren’t bad gifts, however, as America’s favorite nurse I want to help you find the perfect gift to help you keep dad’s mind, body, and soul healthy. Dad deserves a gift that keeps on giving. Here are my top five Father’s Day gift ideas:

Exercise gear

 

If we want dad to exercise, he should really dress the part. One of the No. 1 excuses people use not to exercise is because they say they don’t have the appropriate shoes or gym clothes. And this could be a valid point. Not having the correct shoes while running can actually cause injuries. So opt for some true “running or walking” shoes versus a pair of Air Force one high tops. Having proper fitting clothes can also prevent injuries.

Gym membership with trainer sessions

 

We know men don’t like instructions—or asking for directions—but that doesn’t apply in the gym. Many men actually want to know what exercises to do to work certain areas of their bodies. So go the extra mile and add a few trainer sessions to dad’s gym membership to help him get on the right track. Having a good trainer will show him how to exercise safely and can add some motivation to the workout.

Get dad a new calendar

 

Help dad get organized. With work, family, church, the kids, and sports events, it’s hard to stay on schedule. And let’s be honest, most Americans don’t do a good job at scheduling time for themselves. So get dad an organizer and while you’re at it insert some loving, healthy reminders in there. Jot in some important health appointment reminders like, “Make your annual eye appointment with Dr. Smith at 123-456-7890.” Make it easy for him to take better control of his health.

Healthy meal delivery

 

Broaden dad’s taste buds by buying him a healthy home meal service delivery plan such as Blue Apron or Home Chef. They’re cost-effective and help with healthy meal planning. This saves dad time and money on shopping for healthy foods, freeing him up to exercise, meditate, or read. He might need a little help actually cooking it when it arrives but that’s where the fun comes in and it can then become a fun family activity.

A great book

 

Help keep dad’s mind sharp by stimulating it with a good read. Just like you should train your muscles to increase your physical capability, you should also train your “mental muscles” to increase your mental capacity. Reading the right book can promote mental wellness, motivation, self-awareness and confidence. (Audio books are great too.) Aging men often fear losing their mental capacity and independence. So help dad ward that off. Here are two great reads I recommend written by fathers.

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Four Proven Ways Entrepreneurs Can Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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In today’s society, it seems many entrepreneurs feel it has become tougher to balance their work-life—but why? It could be many things, pressure to complete projects and meet deadlines can have you pulling all-nighters in front of your computer or perhaps taking out your phone while you have dinner with family. In the past, if someone wanted to get work done on the weekends or work late, they would either have to stay in the office until they got their tasks done, or drag themselves into the office on the weekend.

With the endless amounts of technology that you gorge yourself in, it seems impossible to escape from work and focus on your well-being. Fortunately, I am here to save you from the endless amounts of emails and pdf documents that your smartphone is berating you with even as you read this.

Creating a healthy work-life balance can take time, but it’s worthwhile knowing you can reserve time just for work and time to enjoy being alone and with friends and family.

 

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1. Put Down the Phone

 

You heard me, put down the phone and step away! By having your smartphone on all the time, you aren’t giving yourself the necessary time to turn “off.” The endless notifications you look at during the day only increases your stress levels. According to The Telegraph, the Future Work Centre reported that constant access to email is associated with higher levels of stress. There comes a point in the day where you need to step away from the constant notifications your phone is sounding off and focus on things that matter most to you—whether it’s your dog, recreational activities, a television show, or your family, you need time to de-stress from work and focus on something that brings you joy.

Start today by following the rule of “no phones at the dinner table” and enjoy some precious time with your loved ones.

 


 

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2. Exercise and Meditate

 

Whether it’s running out in the open, playing a game of basketball, or doing yoga, find an activity to burn off some steam. Work can be a very stressful environment, so it’s important for you to find time to implement exercise into your day. According to the American Psychological Association and the Stress in America survey report, 37% of adults report exercising less than once a week or not at all. Furthermore, only 17% of adult’s report exercising daily. Many people associate their lack of exercise due to the levels of stress they face, yet 43% of adults who exercise to manage stress levels say they have skipped exercising in the past month due to stress levels. With that being said, 53% of adults say they feel better about themselves after they exercise.

Yoga, for example, is a great way to keep your stress levels down. It gives a place to relieve yourself of the work environment and lets you have an hour to yourself to think, de-stress, and rejuvenate. You’ll notice quickly how scheduling one hour of exercise every day will bring a tremendous change to your mind and body, thus making you a more mindful business owner.

 


 

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3. Don’t Shut Yourself In

 

Do you often find yourself coming up with excuses to stay in when you’re stressed, rather than go out and socialize? Although it’s important to have down time and create time for yourself, it isn’t healthy to be alone and locked inside your home or apartment every night. Make time throughout the week to go out and experience something fun—whether it’s a concert, a movie or just going out to dinner. Your business is like a child and it’s understandable that you want to take care of it and be available as often as possible, but it’s not a living, breathing being, you can (and should) walk away at the end of the work day and go out and enjoy yourself or spend time with people you love.

 


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4. Don’t Burn Yourself Out

 

This is way easier said than done, right? Although a strong work ethic is important, you need to keep realistic expectations for yourself so you don’t burn out and fizzle. You want your work to showcase your abilities, so if you take on too much work at once the quality of your work might decrease. Another important aspect of not burning yourself out is to not working extremely late into the night. It’s OK if you have one or two late nights a month, because life is full of unexpected events, but it’s important not to constantly play catch-up with your work. While in the office, it’s imperative you stay focused and on task so you don’t constantly have to bring work home. By staying on task, you can keep your work life at work and your personal life separate.

 

At the end of the day, the work and personal life should never constantly intermix. At times, it will be necessary to make sacrifices for work, but it’s extremely important for your health to maintain a healthy work-life balance. These four tips will help you start your path to a more balanced life, but don’t be afraid to branch out and try other techniques that will make you happier and less stressed. Every entrepreneur is different in their own way, that’s why you should start by identifying what’s bogging you down and create a game plan to correct it so that you can enjoy life a little more.

 

 

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Ayesha Curry ‘Guarantees’ Your Kids Will Eat a Healthy Lunch with This Quick Tip

When you’re cooking for kids, Ayesha Curry is all about quick and creative recipes.

In a new video series for PEOPLE, the mom of two with husband, NBA Star Stephen Curry, offers three ways to get kids’ lunches prepared “in a flash, get them fed, and make it fun for them as well.”

A lot of kids don’t like the sandwich crust, but with Ayesha’s trick of using cookie cutters, you’re making lunch into fun shapes and eliminating that pesky crust. “Whatever your child’s into when it comes to their toys, find a cookie cutter that fits that mold, make a sandwich with it and I guarantee you they’ll eat it,” she says.

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In the video above, Ayesha also shows you how to make a colorful bento plate and mini quiches with tomatoes, spinach, cheese and eggs all baked into little phyllo cups. “It’s a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies,” she says. “We’re kind of sneaking it in, making it look pretty and fun in this beautiful little quiche.”

“My kids are going to love this,” she adds, “and I hope yours will, too.”


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How To Stay Healthy When The Affordable Care Act Is Dismantled

If you’re one of the millions of people who stands to lose their healthcare when Congress destroys the Affordable Care Act, you’re probably wondering what you can do to stay healthy!

Well, don’t worry, comedians Brandt Hamilton and Lauren Greenhall have some useful tips that will keep you alive longer ― fingers crossed.

And lucky for you, “fingers crossed” is a treatment fully covered under the Republican plan!

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If you’ve wanted to cook soul food but are concerned that it’s not healthy, lay your fears aside. This cookbook comes to the rescue with 80 traditional soul food recipes that have been modified to make them healthier. Written by a mother and daughter, it delivers directions for making soups, drinks, sides and salads, desserts, and more, including intriguing reminiscences of the authors’ African American family history spanning three centuries. Product DetailsDimensions: approx. 7” W x 9 1/4” HHardcover, 224 pages, by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall WilliamsIncludes black-and-white and color photos, and indexISBN: 978-0-8041-3793-5
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Kitchen pharmacy meets green cleaning and natural beauty in this comprehensive handbook of 501 recipes that harness the power of plants to enhance wellness and toxin-free living. Expert herbalist Pip Waller provides a wealth of information about growing, collecting, preserving, and preparing herbs for a variety of purposes–from cleaning products, to food and drink, medicines, beauty products, and more. Attractive and easy to use, The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health includes growing tips and profiles of herbs, guidelines for setting up an herbalist''s kitchen, and techniques to make everything from tinctures to tonics. A valuable resource for anyone affected by allergies or sensitivities, this compendium is handsomely produced with two-color printing throughout and more than three hundred striking illustrations.The Handbook includes contributions from herbalists from around the world and encompasses recipes that range from very simple to more complex. Seasoned herbalists as well as those just beginning to explore the world of herbs will find something to start their own nontoxic, non-allergenic domestic revolution.The book includes:   • A history of herbal lore    • The herbalist''s kitchen–equipment and procedures for harnessing the power of plants    • Green cleaning products (from floor wax to stain removers)    • Herbal pharmacy (from throat lozenges to hangover cures)    • Nutritional supplements and detoxes    • First aid (from anti-anxiety drops to bruise ointment)    • For travel (insect repellant to anti-nausea drops)    • Food and drink (breads, butters, wines, teas)    • Beauty and balms (toothpaste to shampoo to lip balm)    • Kitchen Pharmacy    • Food & Drink    • Beauty, Balms & Personal Care
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Your Primal Body is a book that will transform how you think about your body. Not just another fitness/weight-loss book, Your Primal Body shifts the paradigm for how to achieve a lean, muscular, vibrantly healthy body according to your genetic inheritance. This is the same body your Stone Age ancestors had, expressed through the human genome that evolved over a period of 2.6 million years. It’s the body you too can have when you learn how to follow ancestral dietary and activity habits in your 21st century life.Scientists studying the remains of early humans tell us how our ancestors were in far better shape than we modern humans, their bodies free of disease and painful conditions. Natural adaptation and selection occurred over millions of years when they lived in caves, hunted wild game, and foraged for plants and berries to survive—a way of life very different than ours today.But one thing has not changed: our DNA. The human genome has evolved so slowly that our genetic blueprint is almost exactly what it was 40,000 years ago when our ancestors still hunted and gathered their food. Lifestyles may have changed, but our modern bodies are no different in their basic DNA—a startling fact that revolutionizes how we think about and approach diet and exercise. The thesis of Your Primal Body is that we modern humans can follow the diet and activity patterns of our Paleolithic hunter-gatherer ancestors for optimal health and weight-loss. When you do eat and move as they did, you are healthier, more muscular, leaner, and pain-free; when you don’t, you run into trouble. The “diseases of civilization”—heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis, to name a few, are all linked by researchers who study health and longevity to sedentary lifestyles and eating habits. Eating highly processed food and performing minimal activity, you become susceptible to the health problems that plague our modern society—none of which our ancestors had.In this book, you will read the argument for switching to a more “primal” way of life and how it is scientifically valid, based in the latest research done by exercise physiologists, evolutionary fitness theorists, and scientists in university laboratories.Your Primal Body goes beyond theory and science to give you a practical plan for implementing primal fitness into your modern lifestyle. In Mikki Reilly''s 5 Step Primal Body Program, central to the book, she shares her 20 years of experience in training people from all walks of life about how to lose weight, become fit, stay healthy, and condition their body for athletics. Reilly''s clients span a range of ages, from 18 to 74, and the book includes their inspiring stories, along with their “before and after” pictures, placed throughout the text to illustrate the book''s points and instructions. Their stories are not fictional composites but actual words of people who got the results they wanted from “going primal,” telling exactly how they did it. The Primal Body approach is not a quick-fix, but a complete overhaul in habits that have been stopping people from taking advantage of their natural inheritance, a fit and healthy body for life.
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• A compact guide to assembling a customized travel health kit with natural remedies for relieving many of the traveler''s common complaints–from sore feet and jet lag to insomnia and stress. • Offers a variety of simple but effective remedies, including herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, and supplements. • Provides specific advice for those traveling by land, air, or sea. In this handy pocket guide, Pamela Hirsch shares her hard-won secrets for getting through your next business or pleasure trip with an easy stomach and a calm mind. Growing up in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, the author was exposed to different healing modalities at an early age and found that these time-tested techniques served her well during worldwide travel. The Traveler''s Natural Medicine Kit provides gentle but effective help for a wide variety of common complaints, including sore feet, nausea, bug bites, constipation, jet lag, heartburn, headache, and stress. Drawing on herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, and supplements, the author shows you how to prepare a lightweight travel kit of remedies especially suited to your trip and your body''s individual needs. She also includes home remedies that are easily found in a local market or grocery store and simple exercises that can relieve discomfort. Whether you are traveling by land, air, or sea, this easy-to-reference book is a must-pack essential for your next trip.
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People have been fasting for centuries. It’s one of the oldest health practice known to man. The intermittent fasting diet will transform your body, your mind and your health. It’s the revolutionary part-time weight loss diet with lifelong health and anti-aging results.

Teacher and former yo-yo dieter, Health Guru has finally discovered a diet that helped her with weight maintenance – now she shares these secrets eagerly with all who desire to win their personal battle over obesity and ill-health.

The Intermittent Fasting: Tips for Vegans, How to Lose Weight, Belly Fat, Stay Healthy, Low Carb Diet Books is your comprehensive guide to the wonderful world of intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is a great way of cleansing the body of toxins, undigested foods, pollutants, and more. It gives your internal organs a way to rest and restore, so they work more efficiently. Intermittent fasting promotes better health, and many people find it helpful for losing weight. It may also help with allergies, headaches, digestive disorders, and even sleep problems.

So go and purchase your copy of Intermittent Fasting, and when you’re through dissecting this book, please take some time to leave a positive review.

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