SLOW DOWN TO MAKE A HEALTHIER YOU
Studies show that Tai Chi, a slow movement Chinese form of exercise, improves coordination and balance, especially in the elderly. It also improves arthritis, and joint pain. Consider learning more about Tai Chi for yourself, or for older members of your family.
REBOOT YOUR METABOLISM
An analysis of 31 weight loss studies found that two-thirds of dieters regained more weight than was lost within 5 years of dieting. Health experts suggest that stimulating the metabolism after calorie restriction is the key to maintaining weight loss. Consider a diet low in starchy carbohydrates with consistent exercise to re-establish metabolism after calorie restriction, or consult with a nutritionist trained in weight loss strategies for help developing a diet to reset metabolism.
CLEAN YOUR TOOTHBRUSH!
Studies show a high correlation between oral health and overall health. In addition to brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to kill bacteria in the mouth, consider soaking your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide or replacing it after an illness, to prevent reinfection of bacteria in the mouth
FUN FACT #88
The stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to dissolve zinc. Fortunately for us, the cells in the stomach lining renew so quickly that the acids don’t have time to dissolve it.
THIS IS SOME SWEET NEWS
Eating chocolate could help you stay thin. People who eat chocolate a few times a week have a lower BMI than those who indulge less often, reports the Archives of Internal Medicine. Even though you’ll eat more calories. Reason, antioxidants in cocoa called epicatechins may rev up your metabolism, burning those calories and more. Limit yourself to 100 calories of dark chocolate per day and keep checking your measurements.