I am a crafter, as you see above. In saying this, I want to state at the start that I get very involved in any given project, even to the point of not eating and drinking. The result? I get very hungry and thirsty.I am probably correct in stating that I won't damage my body by delaying a meal, but am I putting my health in jeopardy by not drinking liquids for hours at a time? How can I determine if I am dehydrated?Medical research has determined that the symptoms of dehydration are dry mouth, flushed skin, fatigue, headache and impaired physical performance. If no intervention is made, these symptoms will give way to dizziness, loss of consciou... » Read More
It is a fact that the majority of adults in the United
States take at least one dietary supplement every day. These supplements
include vitamins D and E; minerals like calcium and iron; herbs such as
Echinacea and garlic; and specialty products like glucosamine and fish oils.
If you don’t eat a balanced diet, some supplements might
help you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients. However, supplements
don’t take the place of the actual food that is needed to keep us healthy.
It’s important to check... » Read More
Most of us know that exercise strengthens our muscles and increases our flexibility. Weight workouts add lean muscle to our bodies and help us retain more muscle in later years. Similarly, our brains need workouts to say healthy and fit as we age since, as we get older, our brains can atrophy making it more difficult to perform mental tasks. Researchers now believe that following a brain healthy lifestyle and performing regular brain exercises can also stimulate the brain.
This is of interest to me because I am a retired nurse, plus I have an aging mother who has short-ter... » Read More
Believe it or not, there is a positive relationship between having good friends and having good physical and emotional health. Health studies show that good friendships have positive benefits on our well-being.
One finding is that according to surveys, women who are socially involved and visit with family and friends regularly are happier as they age. Actually, having a circle of friends makes people happy, especially when they see themselves playing important roles in these relationships. Conversely, if they see themselves as outsiders, they are sadder.
Happiness is contagious in your circle of friends. As this joyful feelin... » Read More
The Case for Red Wine
Red wine contains antioxidants, substances that protect your cells against damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals, reactive atoms that contribute to tissue damage in the body. The antioxidants are:
Are found the skin of the grape that produces the deep purple-red color of the wine.
Have been shown to increase your HDL (good cholesterol) and lower your risk of clogged arteries (atherosclerosis)
M... » Read More
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