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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Best Things to do for Your Body - Part 6

And the list continues...
Here are some things you SHOULD do

Shots!! (haha)
  • Get a flu shot
  • Get the HPV Vaccine
  • Get all the other vaccine's that are out there and check with your doc to make sure you're current on your shots
  • A multivatimin (choose one that contains atleast 100% of Vitamins A, C, and E and folic acid)
  • Vitamin D - studies show that 1000IU daily may cut your risk of breast and ovarian cancers in half
  • Fish oil - keeps your skin and hair healthy and reduces the risk of heart disease (1gram/day)
How to add years to your life...
  • Stay on top of your health screenings
  • Take your meds
  • Do a home safety check - make sure you have working smoke and CO detectors and a fire extinguisher
  • Work out your brain - doing brain stimulating activities can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's
  • Adopt a furry friend - pets can lower blood pressure and heart rate, and increase overall happiness
Do this, not that
  • Eat wet snacks, not dry ones
  • Toss salads with romaine, not iceberg
  • Sip a skim latte, not black coffee - calcium!
  • Drink coffee, tea, and red wine between meals, not during them - these all contain tannings which prevent your body from absorbing iron from food
  • Use regular, not antibacterial soap - it kills just as many germs and some scientists say that using antibacterial soaps may mess with the affectiveness of some antibiotics
And last...but DEFINITELY not least
  • Stop smoking
  • Aim to exercise 30 minutes every day
  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat produce at every meal
  • Sleep!
  • Wash your hands

Source: Women's Health Magazine

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