GET THAT SECOND WIND
Feeling run down? You’ll turn up the energy in five minutes if you . . . REFUEL – Snack on fiber-rich munchies, such as dried apricots, celery sticks, an apple or a few pistachio nuts. The fiber helps control the release of glucose (a sugar) into your bloodstream and may prevent energy dips. […]
FIT BACKS FEEL BETTER
Whether your job requires lifting or sitting at a desk, some of your muscles may get too much of a workout, while others “sleep in” – a sure set-up for back problems. But doing just a few minutes of back exercises on the job each day helps prevent injury, and makes your job easier. You […]
DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT!
Flu viruses spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing – and may also spread when people touch something with flu virus on it, and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose. People infected with the flu may be able to infect others beginning one day before symptoms develop – and for […]
ANOTHER MOTHER’S MYTH BUSTED!
Most of your body heat escapes through your head . . . This old saw comes from experiments done in the 1950’s in which soldiers were sent into subzero temps wearing survival suits – and no hats. Shockingly, they lost a lot of heat through their heads! As hypothermia experts explain, you’d get the […]
A SNEEZE TRAVELS AT MORE THAN 100MPH!
Do you cover sneezes and coughs properly? It may seem like a silly question. It’s one of those common courtesies that we engage in so automatically that we barely think about it. But health experts say that is exactly the problem. To reduce the spread of infectious germs, experts recommend NOT sneezing or coughing […]
4 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT “SMELL”
In general, your sense of smell is weakest in the morning and grows stronger as the day wears on. Smells can affect your behavior. A recent study showed that people sitting in a citrus-scented room cooperated more in trust experiments and even offered to make more charitable donations. Your sense of smell becomes […]
GOT A MINUTE ? . . . . . . . GET A MASSAGE!
These moves can help relieve tension around your head, neck, shoulders & hands: THE SCALP SOOTHER Place thumbs behind your ears and spread your fingers on top of your head. Move your scalp back and forth slightly by making circles with your fingertips for 15 to 20 seconds. THE EYE EASER Close your eyes […]
Sleep Apnea . . .
Do you frequently feel tired, fatigued or sleepy while driving? You may be sleep deprived. According to recent fatigue studies, many over the road drivers are! Getting more sleep is the simple solution. However, for more than 12 million Americans – and up to 25% of the professional driver population – the problem causing this […]
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
People in a fatigued state from continuous hours of wakefulness share the same impairment as these blood alcohol levels: 17 hours awake is equal to a blood alcohol content of .05 21 hours awake is equal to a blood alcohol content of .08 (the legal limit for a DUI) 24 to 25 hours awake is […]
Prevent Heat Illness
Prevent Heat Illness There were 7415 heat -related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ). These preventable deaths illustrate how important preparation is during extreme temps. Whether you are swimming at the beach or lounging in the park, you should be […]