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(Family Features) Today, our busy lifestyles make it challenging to ensure we’re getting all of the nutrients our body needs. We split time between 40+ hour work weeks, after school activities, band practice, time at the gym and errands – all leaving precious little time to ensure we eat a balanced diet. It’s easy to understand why many Americans have a nutrient gap.
(Family Features) It’s no surprise that making healthy choices can make you feel more beautiful. Looking and feeling healthy is not just a trend but a way of life – because healthy is beautiful. Apply this concept to different areas of your life and focus on becoming your best self by following these simple tips:
(NAPSI)—March claims two titles that may seem unrelated but actually go hand in hand. The first is National Nutrition Month, which encourages a balanced plate of nutrient-rich foods at every meal. March is also National Frozen Foods Month, which can be celebrated in a health-conscious way.
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(NAPSI)—Staying active and traveling throughout life, according to the U.S. Travel Association, can actually help you age healthier. To that end, here are three tips so you can plan a healthy vacation.
(BPT) - Are you or a loved one at risk for type 2 diabetes? It can be difficult to know, but considering an astounding one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s worthwhile to understand the risk factors.
(Family Features) At a time when people are more concerned than ever about making healthy food choices, a very unhealthy mindset has emerged. As people’s interest in food and conversations about food grow, so does unnecessary – and unhealthy – fear about what to eat and what not to eat.
(BPT) - When struggling with chronic pain, many often feel their concerns fall on deaf ears. Without physical symptoms, friends, family and sometimes even physicians may fail to empathize with the debilitating effects of the condition. Just because chronic pain lacks physical manifestations, it doesn’t mean the battle is without casualties; sleep loss, decreased productivity and strained relationships are just a few of the things that may result from chronic pain conditions.
(BPT) - Mothers everywhere understand that the food kids eat is more than just a collection of nutrients arranged on a plate. “Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and in moderation” has been sage motherly advice for a long time.
(BPT) - Food trends constantly evolve, reflecting society’s growing awareness of how what we eat affects our health and the environment. More Americans are choosing foods with an eye to nutrition, natural and locally sourced ingredients, and sustainable preparation processes. They’re not just considering those factors for their own plates, either – they’re thinking about them when it comes to choosing pet food, too.
Because of a paucity of ponds and some stingy replacement for water evaporation, it’s ironic that in Arizona’s Northern Sonoran Desert, home to sand and saguaros, you can still find fish to cast a line to for supper.
To keep bones healthy and strong, it helps to eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D, and get plenty of exercise. (NAPS)
(Family Features) With dreams of bettering their lives, people of all ages pledge to create resolutions with the start of every year. Many people discover, however, that it's easy to make a resolution but difficult to stick to it.
March is National Nutrition Month, making this a good time to consider what vitamin supplements you need. You may have heard that changes in our bodies and our diets lead to older adults needing more of certain vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. But those over 65 shouldn’t reach for that bottle of vitamins just yet.
(NAPSI)—At any given point, roughly 50 percent of American adults are trying to lose or maintain their weight. That’s up from 24 percent in 2000. But instead of a leaner, healthier society, Americans are the heaviest they have ever been. More than two in three adults are overweight or obese, even though Americans spend $65 billion per year on dieting products and programs. Scientists know something is not working.
(BPT) - Nearly two-thirds of surgeries today are performed at outpatient facilities, meaning you don’t need to pack an overnight bag. But just as if you were having the procedure in the hospital you will likely need anesthesia, and should plan ahead to have a safe and successful experience.
Every day, hundreds of Tucsonans begin the day by stopping at local coffee shops for our morning jolt of caffeine and a breakfast snack. The only thing on our minds is which pastry to choose and getting to work on time. Eight hours later, we head home, perhaps stopping on the way to grab dinner supplies from the grocery store, or pick our children up from day care. The primary thing on our minds then is what to cook or maybe how much of our evening will be consumed with our kids’ homework.
(Family Features) Make it easy to stick to your resolutions by starting every morning with a breakfast with more protein. Did you know the average breakfast bowl or plate contains on average only 13 grams of protein, yet some nutrition experts recommend getting 20-30 grams at each meal?
(Family Features) Bringing ancient grains to the family dinner table is easier today than it has ever been. Incorporating these grains into your diet has a number of proven health benefits and they are a great, gluten-free alternative to traditional breads, cereals and pastas as well.
(BPT) - Do you have friends or family members who seem to never age? No matter how old they get, their appearance is youthful and glowing. While genes play a role in how the body ages, they are not the only factor in aging gracefully. In fact, erasing years from your appearance is actually simpler than most people think.
(NAPSI)—There may be few things more satisfying than growing colorful flowers or eating vegetables picked fresh from the garden. That might seem ambitious if you haven’t gardened before, but getting started this year need not be difficult. Just follow these simple gardening tips to enjoy the benefits of fresh air, gentle exercise and healthy produce:
(BPT) - Getting children to brush their teeth can be challenging. No parent wants to struggle with a child every morning and night to ensure he or she develops good dental habits and a healthy smile. As a father of two young children, NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon understands the challenges that parents and caregivers have in getting kids to routinely practice good dental health habits.