Wednesday, April 30, 2014

21 (more) Super Simple Health Tips

I promised you a second installment of last week's super simple health tips, so here they are: 21 (more) simple health tips, complete with graphics (feel free to pin) and a link to a very important video at the end.

  1. Install an air filter in your home if you have pet allergies.  And be sure to let someone else brush your pet – outside!
  2. Food you eat can affect bladder health.  Be sure that fresh fruit is a part of your diet.
  3. Everyone knows about cranberries being good for your bladder – but did you also know pears can help too? (They balance acidity.)
  4. Eating good yogurt can improve bladder health by strengthening cells and helping balance acidity. 
  5. Hand-washing is never a “suggestion”. Wash thoroughly with soap and scrub for at least fifteen seconds before rinsing thoroughly.
  6. If you frequently end up with bladder infections, cut irritants such as caffeine, spicy foods and acidic foods from your diet.
  7. Avoid sunscreens with a citrus or coconut scent:  This can indicate the presence of psoralen, which speeds up aging!
  8. If you have asthma, choose aerobic (endurance-building) forms of exercise rather than anaerobic (e.g. sprinting).
  9. If you need to carry an Epipen, make sure you always carry at least 2 (1 is rarely enough). And keep them current.
  10. If something isn't working in your life, get rid of it. The results will be less stress and better health.
    If something isn't working in your life, get rid of it. The results will be less stress and better health.
  11. Whether or not you opt for a low-carb diet, starchy or sugary foods should make up no more than 1/3 of your daily food intake.
  12. Eat lots of leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale if you want to protect your eyesight.
  13. Our foods and diets are no longer “pure”. It’s now essential to supplement with vitamin D in the winter and Omega 3/DHA all year round.
  14. Not only does smoking age your skin, it causes cataracts, macular degeneration and optic nerve damage.
  15. Be eye-smart: Winter or summer, use sunglasses that block out 99-100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
  16. Always wash your hands thoroughly when taking out or putting in your contact lenses. (How many do that, do you think?)
  17. “Your body hears everything your mind says.” ~ Naomi Judd
    Your body hears everything your mind says.~ Naomi Judd
  18. Did you know that being overweight puts every system at risk – including your eyes?  Diabetic glaucoma is one of those risks.
  19. Beat insomnia, naturally. Cut off caffeine drinks by 2pm and go to bed instantly when tired – don’t wait.
  20. “Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” ~ Ralph Marston
  21. Eat healthy fats to ensure brain health. Watch this video about protecting yourself from Alzheimer's with a diet high in healthy brain supporting fats.

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