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Food allergy testing is a simple and effective way to determine if your symptoms are due to adverse food reactions.
What you eat. Reaching for caffeine and sugar can backfire, leaving you more fatigued as your blood sugar levels fluctuate wildly. Instead, go for a balanced, healthy diet replete with fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. Most people feel like they're less tired if they eat a healthy diet, eating healthy also means you'll carry less weight, and obesity is a big contributor to fatigue.
Daily exercise needn't feel like a burden. It can be as simple as taking a daily stroll with the family.
The American College of Sports Medicine suggests how to be more active every day:
Take regular walks -- after dinner with the family, a walk instead of a drive or take the dog for a stroll.
Enjoy your favorite TV shows, but get up and take an exercise break during commercials. When reading, get some exercise after every six pages.
Walk quickly or run while doing errands. Walk the escalators instead of just riding on them.
Do laps through the aisles of the grocery store, or walk quickly on your trip to the mall.
Start an active new hobby, such as biking or hiking.
If you're on the phone, walk around while you chat.
Dance to your favorite music, or engage in active play with your kids for at least 30 minutes each day.
Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you'll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function.
But do they really work? There's no denying that as we age, our body ages right along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy brain if you add "smart" foods and supplements to your diet.
Have questions about what supplements? We can help you with that. Call our office for an appointment. 480-883-7240
"I don't cook." I meet a lot of people who say their diet suffers because they don't cook.
There are basically three ways you can fix this.
1. learn to cook.
2. hang out with someone who cooks healthy.
3. order healthier.
Skip the white breads, the fried foods, the fast foods. Ask for extra vegetables, and not covered in butter or other weird sauces. If you're getting a salad, make sure it has a lot of different kinds of vegetables in it (iceberg lettuce is barely a vegetable, and skip the croutons/won ton strips/taco shells/tortilla strips and the creamy dressings (stick with extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar whenever possible).
Make sure the majority of your plate is vegetables, whatever you order. If it says "crispy" or "creamy" (or Krispy Kreme), stay away. And remember just because you're out doesn't mean you have to order the dessert or overindulge on the alcohol.
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Got a stuffy nose from allergies or a cold? Nasal irrigation may help. Here's how it works. You pour a saline solution into one nostril. As it flows through your nasal cavity into the other nostril, it washes out mucus and allergens. For nasal irrigation, you'll need a container and saline solution. You can buy prefilled containers, or use a bulb syringe or neti pot. All are available at drugstores.
The salt water will run through your nasal passages and drain out of your other nostril and maybe your mouth. You should spit it out and not swallow it. But if some does go down your throat it won't hurt you. Gently blow your nose to clear out the remaining solution. Repeat the procedure with your other nostril. When you're done, throw away any leftover solution and thoroughly clean the items you used. Let them air dry. Store them in a clean, dry place.
Here is to Good Friends:
Science has given you one more reason to be grateful for your friends – they might help you live longer. Researchers found elderly social butterflies were less likely to die over a 10-year period compared to people with the fewest friends. Another analysis of results from 148 studies supports the link between plentiful social connections and longevity.
So keep your dear friends and make some more.
Sometimes plain old water just doesn’t cut it. The thirst-quenching solution? Fruit-infused H2O! Infused waters are easy to make, nutritious, and refreshing. Simply use any fresh fruit (except bananas — they don't work well), herbs, and spices to turn your once plain water into a refreshing, flavored drink.
Here's how to make my favorite combinations:
Strawberry-Lemon with Basil
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 a lemon, sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup cubed watermelon
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1. Choose which recipe you're making — or come up with your own combination — and gather all of the ingredients.
2. Place the fruit, herbs, and/or spices in the bottom of one of the glass jars, and muddle with a wooden spoon. (That basically means mash up the fruit in the bottom of the jar to release some of the flavor-filled juices.)
3. Fill the jar with water and give it a taste.
If you'd like something a bit sweeter, try adding some agave (and mix until dissolved).
4. Enjoy as-is or refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor.
Dehydration: Your fatigue can be a sign of dehydration. Whether you're working out or working a desk job, your body needs water to work well and keep cool. If you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated.
Fix: Drink water throughout the day so your urine is light colored. Have at least two cups of water an hour or more before a planned physical activity. Then, sip throughout your workout and afterwards drink another two cups.
If you've been a parent for more than a minute, this will not surprise you. Kids model their parent’s behavior. Let this remind you that it's not just what we eat that we need to be mindful of, but also how much we eat that matters. If we want to raise healthy kids, we need to teach them how to exercise moderation when serving themselves food portions at mealtime and throughout the day.
If you get a cold or flu this year, you may have your dirty hands to thank. Many viruses are spread that way. You pick up germs on your fingers and then get them in your mouth or eyes.
The solution: Wash your hands with soap often and well. It's a key way to prevent a cold or flu.
Ask Well: Is It Good to Sweat?
A reader asks: Are there any health benefits associated with more sweating during a workout? If so, is there a difference if sweat is induced by heat (e.g., hot weather) vs. aerobic exercise?
Caffeine - Wondering why you spend the night tossing and turning? Perhaps you’re on coffee overload It dehydrates your muscles and tissues, as well as interferes with sleep patterns.” Instead, replace them with herbal teas and water. You’ll also be cutting out calories in cream, flavored syrup, and whole milk that easily do a number on the scale. If you really must have that cup of coffee in the morning, minimize calories you’re consuming by using skim milk. If you really must add syrup, make sure it’s sugar-free. If you need a motivator, keep in mind that those who sleep less during the night are more likely to pack on the pounds.
Sleep is a healing process that melts away the stresses of the day, preparing us to deal with new challenges. Research has also shown that sleep plays a crucial role in the development of memories.
Sleep deprivation is an important component of anxiety and mood disorders. Having trouble sleeping? try our Sleep Performance and get your zzzzzzzzzzzzzz back.
These tips will help decrease the likelihood of getting injured and increase the chances of a happily fulfilled New Year's Resolution
•Doctors know best. Check with our HHS Medical Staff first to make sure you're ready for an exercise program.
•Follow the golden rule. Start slow, and build on to it. Don't just start with two hour workouts, 30 minutes is enough for beginners.
•Rest in between days to allow your body to recover.
•Wear the right gear. Those fashionable shoes won't cut it in the gym.
•Speak up. If you don't know how to use a machine, ask one of our professionals how to do so. It's better to ask and avoid injury.
•Don't ignore pain. Feeling soreness or pain after working out is normal. Feeling pain during is not.
•Treat your body right. You treat your car right (hopefully). So treat your body right and give it the food, water (lots of water), and rest it needs.
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Keep calm and kick cravings
Stressed by the sight of that holiday spread? Take deep breaths before you grab a plate. Research suggests that women who practice stress reduction techniques are able to prevent weight gain.
Close your eyes and focus on your reaching for 30 seconds. Then reevaluate whether you really want to fill your plate; chances are you don't.
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From our family to yours Have a Happy Thanksgiving
BE ACTIVE: During the busiest time of the year it's easy to be more active and burn those extra cookies your secretary baked and left out for all to eat. In your office, stand instead of sitting all day. At a party, walk around and mingle instead of sitting at the table all night. Go outside a enjoy a walk in the brisk cool air which will force your body to burn calories x2 to keep you warm and moving. Park far away from stores and walk. Take stairs instead of elevators and escalators. Exercise as much as possible!
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Tis the Season to Stay in Shape
While work commitments die down over the holidays, family commitments ramp up. Change up your schedule to hit the gym earlier to get a workout in before anyone gets out of bed. This way you get your workout in and have plenty of time for getting all the busy holiday stuff done during the day.