Are you a terrible sleeper? Do you stay up late working, or worse yet, worrying? Sleep is important. Now, don’t come back at me with any of that mess about how you’re fine on five hours or any other nonsense. Sleep is important to repair your cells, recharge your brain and rebuild your muscles. When you deprive yourself of the necessary hours, you are not putting your best self out there each day. So today, Bombshell, I’ve got four tips for getting a better night’s sleep.
The Paleo diet is based on the theory that our bodies haven’t significantly changed since the Stone Age. As a result, advocates say that optimal health can be achieved by eating the foods enjoyed by the hunter-gatherer tribes who flourished during the Paleolithic era. One of the key benefits of this plan: You eliminate processed foods, so that you’re following a clean eating program, thereby avoiding potentially dangerous ingredients in processed foods such as high fructose corn syrup and white flour. In addition, you benefit from healthy fats in foods such as salmon, olive oil and nuts.
“Do you floss regularly?” the dental hygienist asked as I stared at her blankly. Well, I’ve thought about flossing from time to time – I wonder if that counts. The truth is, most people just don’t like to floss. They consider it a chore, an extra activity that isn’t necessary.
The American Dental Association, on the other hand, sees things a bit differently.
Head-on wind, flying dirt, kamikaze bugs and pesky pollen can all cause dry, itchy, irritated eyes. As someone who recently had Lasik eye surgery, I want to be extra protective of my peepers — especially when I’m training. Athletes tend to focus on doing everything to protect and nourish their muscles that we often forget that our eyes are precious, too.
After the cold of winter, sprigs of greenery holding the promise of colorful, cheerful flowers can’t come fast enough. But if your patience is wearing thin, there’s a way to tide you over while you wait for the seasons to fully change —add some “green” supplements to your regimen!
Aging gracefully has become something to be proud of, thanks to celebrities such as Jane Fonda and Sophia Loren leading the way. Getting older means recognizing what’s important (friends, family, Fluffy and Fido) and appreciating the simple joys of life (a sunny day, a perfect rose, a sweet strawberry). There’s just one Catch-22 for many of us: Weight gain.
April 7 marks the 65th anniversary of the World Health Organization (happy birthday!). It’s also the day people from all over the globe come together to celebrate World Health Day.
This year, the holiday’s focus is on healthy blood pressure. So in honor of this special occasion, here are a few heart-healthy tips to remember:
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