4 Ways To Enjoy A Healthy & Happy Summer

Picnics, barbeques, outdoor concerts and celebrations of all ilk … what’s not to love about summer? True, there’s plenty to love, but don’t let your healthy eating resolve vanish with a boatload of high calorie, fatty foods that are so popular during the summer. We aren’t advocating putting your head in sand, but rather enjoy all your warm weather favorites with a healthy twist.

Fidget, Twitch and Putter Away The Pudge

Did you know that the best way to manage weight might not include daily gym visits? That’s right; researchers have taken a long hard look at the ramifications of a sedentary lifestyle and concluded that your favorite chair could be your worse enemy. The term NEAT – an acronym for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis – was coined by Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher.

Go Nuts

It turns out snacking on a daily handful of nuts – one ounce or 3 tablespoons – could reduce your risk of dying from the most common causes death. That’s right, according to a major study following nearly 119,000 men and women for 24 years, those who nibbled on nuts were less likely to die from heart disease, cancer and lung disease than their non-nut eating friends.

Balancing Act

Have you ever lost your step on a slippery sidewalk, flinging your arms in the air and sending your heart racing?

Unfortunately, balance issues intensify as we age. What’s more, falling can result in life changing injuries for seniors including hip fractures and head injuries.

4 Ways To Get You To Dreamland Faster

It’s no wonder that sleep deprivation is used as an interrogation technique. When you don’t get enough shut-eye a myriad of problems ensure. Studies show that lack of sleep is closely linked to poorer concentration and memory, as well as slower reaction time. What’s more, a long-term pattern of sleepless nights ups your odds of diabetes, depression, heart disease and even weight gain.