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Run it Out
Summer time means bikini season means we might be hiding in the closet with our eyes bugging out…. Instead of freaking out this summer, take a run. Running not only relieves stress but burns roughly 100-150 calories per mile! Start slow and build up, you will have lost inches and pounds in no time!
Don’t Get Bitten…
Summer is here and the bugs are out in full force! This summer make sure to use a repellent that really fights the bugs! We all want to be healthy and use non-chemical based products, but this is the one area where you should not. DEET is an important ingredient in bug repellent and while some will say its less than healthy- it is better than contracting Malaria! Try Off Deep Woods for the highest level of protection.If you do get bitten by mosquito’s do not scratch and pick, this will only lead to scarring and in some cases impetigo(especially in children.
A Healthy Mouth
A healthy mouth has many moving parts. The teeth, the gums and the breath. We all know we need to brush at least twice a day if not more frequently(like after meals). But if you don’t have time to brush after a meal at least floss. Every time we eat tiny food particles get stuck between teeth which can cause bad bacteria. By flossing after eating you get all the food out. Finding a good rinse is important too. Its not just about breath anymore, its about tackling plaque, killing germs and preventing gingivitis. The winner hands down is Crest Pro-Health Multi Protection. This does all of the above plus freshens breath without using alcohol so no burning!
How to stay healthy while sneezing…
It’s probably inevitable that you will get the flu or at least something close to it. One of the biggest mistakes people make when they’re sick is plugging their noses when they are about to sneeze. The thinking behind this is to contain the sneeze and hence the germs spreading but this can cause larynx fractures, ruptured eardrums, damage to soft tissue and even changes in voice quality. It also causes uncomfortable internal airway pressure. Eat Smart Age Smart in-house health expert suggests carrying a handkerchief to sneeze into. Just make sure to wash it at night. And the most important tip: Always remember to wash your hands!! Stay healthy friends!
We all need to drink more water, especially during the holidays when we are eating and drinking so poorly. Not only is water a necessity but it also helps our skin and hair stay hydrated! But sometimes it seems like a chore to ingest so much water. Eat Smart Age Smart’s inside ’Healthy-girl’ just discovered Fruit Infusion Pitcher by Prodyne. This amazing invention allows us to naturally flavor drinking water with fruits or vegetables! The pitcher has a removable rod that can hold yummy things like berries, citrus or our favorite cucumbers! And at only $25 this is a great last minute X-mas gift!!
Managing Menopause is a great read for women dealing with this difficult stage of life (both physically & mentally). Written by Donna Caine-Francis, who is both a nurse practitioner and sex therapist, this book is an easy read and a great guide for all women wanting to manage and understand menopause. Plus there are quite a few real life stories of women dealing successfully with menopausal effects. Eat smart Age Smart Insider gives this unique specialty guide 2 thumbs up!
Am I’m Thirsty??
Recently after my workout I’ve been feeling unbelievably thirsty, as I guzzle water, I feel like I just can’t get enough. According to a studies, when your body is feeling thirsty it means that your target water volume is down by 2%! It has been recommended to consume 11 cups of water daily and it you sweat/workout maybe even more! Drinking vitamin water or a Smart Water that contains electrolytes will help to maintain and process hydration.
According to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, regular caffeine consumption may help prevent skin cancer, mainly Melanoma. The report stated that moderate caffeine consumption or even rubbing caffeine on your skin can really help prevent skin cancer.
Eat Smart Age Smart insiders are always looking for cutting edge products to help stage of disease and aging and thanks to this new study we have a new found love for that daily cup of coffee…
There are also many skincare products on the market that have caffeine in them as well – We recommend trying Revaleskin’s Intensive Coffeeberry Extract Formula:« Previous Articles