50 Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle that take 10 Minutes or Less
What is a Healthy Lifestyle?
According to a study by Michigan State University, a healthy lifestyle is defined by four basic criteria:
Of the 153,000 respondents, only 3% participated in all four of what are termed healthy lifestyle characteristics.
“We have millions of people now going through adult life leading unhealthy lifestyles and a medical system that can treat illnesses and keep you alive longer than ever before,” said Mathew Reeves, a Michigan State University epidemiologist. “If we don’t turn this around, the costs to society are going to be crippling.”
What can be done to help people change?
Everyone talks about achieving it, but most people have plenty of excuses as to why they can’t, won’t, or don’t want to change their current status. The most common excuse people make for not trying to have a healthy lifestyle is “a lack of time.” Have you ever said to yourself, “Oh, I’m tired, I don’t have time to exercise?” or “I don’t feel like cooking dinner tonight; let’s just get some fast food.”
Yes Dorothy, excuses are real and they are contagious.
Time and health always seem to be at odds with each other. We have time to work, time to commute, time for our business associates, but very little time to spend on ourselves, people we love, or even random people who deserve our attention.
What can you do in 10 minutes or less?
More than you think. In a brief 10 minute window you can release tension, prevent future frustrations, get your blood flowing, etc. In fact, here are 50 things you can do. With time out as an excuse, what are you going to begin doing differently tomorrow? I don’t care what it is, the point is, just do something!
Here are some ideas: http://www.dumblittleman.com/2008/04/50-ideas-for-healthy-lifestyle-that.html
Honey Health: How The Sweet Stuff Keeps You Well
According to the latest research, the sweet stuff has been found to treat mild nighttime coughs caused by upper respiratory infections among children between ages one and five. In a new study published in Pediatrics, researchers discovered that honey worked better than a placebo made from date syrup to maintain sleep and suppress coughs.
The researchers, led by Dr. Herman Avner Cohen of Tel Aviv University, found that among 300 children whose parents reported trouble sleeping do to infection-related nighttime coughs, those given honey improved their sleep and reduced their coughing by twice as much as those who took the placebo, according to reports submitted by their parents.
This isn’t the first study to find that honey helps childhood cough. One previous study found that honey was more successful in suppressing nighttime coughs and improving sleep than popular treatments dextromethorphan and diphenhydramine, reported WebMD.
It’s important to note that pediatricians caution against feeding honey to children under one year, because of a small concern that it can contain botulism toxin.
But for those over 12 months, cough and sleep aren’t the only benefits to the amber-colored nectar. Here’s the buzz on several other ways honey can improve your health: READ MORE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/honey-health-benefits_n_1749243.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
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