How to Manage ANGER
Frequently losing your temper not only alienates others – it can contribute to health problems – including headaches, upset stomach and heart attack. Take control — COUNT TO 10: When something angers you, give your body time to defuse before you react. Take three or four deep breaths. Ask yourself: “will this really matter […]
SMILE – IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!
A new study suggests that smiles – the more genuine, the better – help you bounce back from stress. Feeling good makes us smile, right? And a new study suggests the reverse may also be true: Smiles are good for your heart. We are told by health professionals that people with a positive outlook who […]
TRUE OR FALSE?
FACIAL HAIR CAN MAKE MEN MORE MISERABLE DURING ALLERGY SEASON Answer: TRUE Pollen and other allergens can get trapped in mustaches and beards, leading to more sneezing and sniffing. To minimize symptoms, wash facial hair twice daily or just shave it off during allergy season.
LOVE the skin you’re in
Call it your hide, call it your epidermis, call it your birthday suit! No matter what you call it, love the skin you’re in! You skin is your body’s largest organ. With its delicate tissues, thin layer of fat, and healthy color, your skin is a reflection of your health and well-being. When you take […]
TAKE A 2-MINUTE RELAXATION TRIP
Concentrate your thoughts on yourself and your breathing. Take a few deep breaths, exhaling slowly. Mentally scan your body. Notice areas that feel tense or cramped. Quickly loosen up those areas. Let go of as much tension as you can. Rotate your head in a smooth, circular motion once or twice. (Stop any movements that […]
3 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT TASTE
The taste map you learned growing up (the one that showed the tip of the tongue registering sweet flavors; the back, bitter; and the sides, salty and sour) is a myth. While receptors for the five basic tastes do exist, they’re not confined to specific areas but are distributed across the tongue. It’s believed […]
A HEALTHY SMILE MAY PROMOTE A HEALTHY HEART
Ever hear of the phrase “I had my heart in my mouth” to suggest fear? You may be surprised to learn that there’s a connection between oral health and heart health, so ignoring your teeth and gums should inspire a healthy dose of anxiety. The truth is that regular visits to the dentist just might […]
FATIGUE IS A SAFETY RISK
GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST! Are you getting enough sleep? According to an Institute of Medicine study, about 50 million Americans are not. Yet, adequate rest is as vital to health & peak performance as exercise and good nutrition . . . . and it can be so e-zzzz! Go to bed and get up […]
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 […]