The DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) is a dietary pattern used to control hypertension. The diet is designed to use a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meats, fish, nuts, and low fat dairy options. DASH limits sugar and sweeteners, added fats and excessive red meat.
WELLNESS--As more and more people are considered “overweight” in our country there are a few things happening. On one hand, the battle cry over the bulge seems to get louder and doctors and health officials are yelling from the mountaintops that people need to lose weight. On the other hand, as a culture we are getting used to having so many people in this situation that it is becoming more socially acceptable.
WELLNESS--Staying healthy on the road is no easy task. For most of us, business travel can be exhausting and sometimes it seems that matter how well intentioned you may be to stay healthy on the road, coming home exhausted seems inevitable. Here are 7 quick tips to help you travel in a healthy way and come home refreshed.
WELLNESS--A few years back, fitness trackers like Fitbit, Garmin, and Apple watch among others swept the United States and the modern world as a must have device if one wanted to stay fit. Data shows that in 2016 alone there were over 125 million wearable devices sold worldwide. There is no question that these gadgets are helping companies get rich, but are they helping people get fit? The jury is still out on this one.
WELLNESS--It has long been suspected that cleaning chemicals have long been to blame for reduced lung function and potential long-term damage. Finally, a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that followed 6000 people over a 20 year period has linked the use of cleaning chemicals with reduced lung function and damaged lungs. The study compared the effects on these people lungs to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for a 10 to 20 year period.
WELLNESS--There are many reasons that reading has been demoted as a priority in our culture with the most glaring being screens.