Did you know that the word ‘sauna’ is of Finnish origin? “Sauna use is deeply embedded in Finnish culture. A nation of 5.5 million people, Finland has as many saunas as television sets — around 3.3 million. Most of the saunas are in people’s homes, although they’re also standard amenities in offices and factories,” according to Harvard Health.
Vitamin D is one of the nutrients you need to stay healthy. As you may already know, it is sometimes referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because it is made with the help of the sun.
Notorious figures such as Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot and Napoleon Bonaparte have more in common than their immoral and unethical behavior. History shows that they all were sleep deprived.
If we are lucky enough to grow old, we will experience some form of physical and mental decline. For example, we may not be able to move around as quickly as we did before. We may even forget things we used to remember.
There is credible evidence to suggest that endurance exercise (for example, running for a long time) may have significant anti-aging benefits - perhaps even more than resistance exercise (such as lifting weights).
Many people are buying collagen supplements and even collagen-enhanced food products, like snack bars and protein powders. Reportedly, sales of collagen-infused snacks and drinks in the U.S. reached $60 million during the past year. And in 2023, the value of the global collagen market is expected to reach $9.4 billion. Purchase of these products, like with most supplements, does not usually require any prescription or clearance from a doctor.
It’s no longer news that sitting too much has been linked to a variety of health problems including obesity, fatty liver disease, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and even premature death.
At some point, I believe that every parent on the planet has described their child as a picky eater. And children who are picky eaters usually push their plates away when the plate has vegetables and certain fruits.
Like myself, you probably have a spice rack or cabinet at home which house a variety of dried herbs and spices. They have a very long shelf life and are great flavoring agents.
I love farmers’ markets. They’re great for getting outside and changing up the sometimes mundane trip to the grocery store. It’s also great to support local businesses that offer fresh, healthy foods. It can also be beneficial to bring your child to a farmers’ market. Seeing the array of colorful, fresh produce and learning about where these foods come from can be empowering for children.
If you go to the doctor’s for a physical, you will likely be asked to provide a urine sample. Testing of the urine is called “urinalysis.” And as ‘unsexy’ as this topic is, this yellow fluid is your body’s liquid waste and can reveal a lot about your health.
I have been very fortunate to have lived most of my life in warmer climates. I lived in Jamaica for over 16 years and have been living in California for about 40 years. Not only do I find the warmer weather more enjoyable, but I firmly believe it helps keep me healthy.
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