FUN FACT #83
Adult human bones account for 14% of the body’s total weight.
PROBLEMS DIGESTING FRUITS? TRY THIS
Fruits (both sweet and citrus) are digested in the intestines, passing through the stomach without processing. If eaten with other foods (sugar, fats, breads, milk, meats) fruits may be delayed in the stomach causing fermentation (rotting). If you have digestive difficulties with fruits, consider consuming them alone, or waiting at least one hour before eating other food groups.
Health Tip #28
Don’t eat more than two and a half to three hours before bedtime. Give your body a chance to digest and burn the last fuel of the day. A lot of weight loss success stories profess this good habit as a key element to their weight loss journey.
SOOTHING BEDTIME ROUTINE
Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep. Avoid arousing activities before bedtime like working, paying bills, engaging in competitive games or family problem-solving. Some studies suggest that soaking in hot water (such as a hot tub or bath) before retiring to bed can ease the transition into deeper sleep, but it should be done early enough that you are no longer sweating or over-heated. If you are unable to avoid tension and stress, it may be helpful to learn relaxation therapy from a trained professional. Finally, avoid exposure to bright before bedtime because it signals the neurons that help control the sleep-wake cycle that it is time to awaken, not to sleep.