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What Is Chronic Dehydration? Cause, Preventive Measures And More – NDTV Food

Hydration is a simple but crucial concept for the human body. The importance of hydrating oneself has time and again been emphasised as a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Some experts recommend drinking 16 cups (3.5 liters) of water for women, and 11 (2.5 liters) for men. However, probably because it is such a basic concept, we often forget to pick up that glass of water and have it frequently. This often leads to dehydration. When dehydration occurs for a prolonged period of time and an individual is in-taking less hydrating fluids as compared to the amount of water he/she is losing in a day, it leads to chronic dehydration.

Chronic dehydration is not just excessive loss of water from the body for a long period of time, but also loss of electrolytes and vital minerals. A proper balance of water, electrolytes and minerals helps our body function properly and when the consumption of it is in the deficit, it can result in common but persistent problems such as muscle cramp, fatigue, dizziness, brain fog, et al. This manifests itself in the form overexertion, diarrhea, puking, flu or even loss of consciousness. It can also adversely affect various functions like controlling body temperature, waste removal through kidneys, maintaining a healthy metabolism and regulating blood pressure.

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People who are most susceptible to chronic dehydration are - the ones battling a disease such as diabetes, the active sportsmen, and the ones who are too young or old to consume fluids. Due to the excessive loss of fluid or lack of fluids, the body loses out on not only hydration, but also the required intake of electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. In order to successfully treat chronic dehydration, it is important to first recognise the signals that our body commonly gives us when it is dehydrated.

1. Dry mouth and/or bad breath:

Our salivary glands produce several antibacterial agents. However, when we are dehydrated, it stops producing saliva causing bacterial overgrowth and bad breath. The lack of saliva also results in dryness in the mouth and cracked lips.

2. Dry or flushed skin:

Dehydration results in loss of elasticity and moisture which can cause dryness or redness in the skin.

3. Hunger pangs:

Lack of hydration is often mistaken by certain organs such as liver as lack of energy and it sends us signals that we often mistake for hunger pangs. So, the next time you crave for chips or chocolate, opt for a hydrating drink filled with electrolytes instead.

4. Migraines or shooting headaches:

When we miss hydrating ourselves through the day, our brain shrinks away from the skull causing dehydration headaches or even migraine in the case of chronic dehydration.

5. Urine check:

Deep yellow coloured urine is a warning sign that your body is not receiving an adequate amount of hydration.

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The most simple yet effective way to treat or even better, avoid chronic dehydration is to reverse the process and replenish the loss that the body has partaken, but quickly. This means that just drinking water will not be enough. You need to incorporate fluids in your diet that are packed with minerals, vitamins and electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and chloride. Keeping refillable bottles to regularly sip on electrolyte rich drinks, which are preferably low on sugar, will help you keep dehydration at bay. In addition to this, swap those packets of chips and soft drinks for freshly cut fruits, smoothies, nuts and dry fruits, sprouts and other healthier options, which will recharge your body with fibre and nutrients.

The importance of hydration can never be overstated. It is the single most vital thing that keeps our life and body going efficiently, and we can avoid innumerable conditions just by ensuring we keep ourselves hydrated.

As Covid-19 ravages the world and we undertake a complete re-alignment of the systems that we have existed under so far, all of us have been starkly reminded of the adage 'Health is Wealth'. It is imperative, today than ever before that we allow our bodies the best fighting chance against the pandemic by shining the spotlight on our immunity. Incorporating healthy habits and following practices is a matter of discipline and that has gained utmost relevance. So grab that bottle of water for a healthy, goodness-filled life.

About the author:Dr. Vikram Singh Chauhan, MD(Med), DM(Endo), is a consulting endocrinologist at Dr Chauhan's Clinic and Jabalpur Hospital andResearch Center, Jabalpur

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It this the last stand for Nonito Donaire or newest title run? – FanSided

Can Nonito Donaire win his ninth world title against current champion Nordine Oubaalli, or will this be the final fight of his career?

Nonito Donaire has earned the right to be called a legend in the sport of boxing. Hes a four-division champion who has won eight world titles throughout his 20-year professional career, but could his fight against Nordine Oubaali mark the end of Donaires time in the ring?

Donaire(40-6, 26 KOs) has done the opposite of most aging veteran boxers. Instead of moving up in weight, he has actually moved down. He fought as heavy as featherweight but returned to bantamweight over the last several years in a move to extend his career.

Donaire lacked the size and power to contend as a featherweight in the twilight of his career. He gives up speed and quickness to smaller bantamweights, but his punching power is intact and continues to make him a player in the bantamweight title landscape.

Oubaali(17-0, 12 KOs) is the reigning WBC bantamweight champion. He sports an undefeated record and won the title back in 2019 againstRaushee Warren. The southpaw from France has a strong amateur background, but hes far behind Donaire in terms of professional experience.

Donaire lost a thrilling contest in his last outing againstNaoya Inoue in 2019. Donaire hurt Inoue in the early going, but Inoue started to punish the 38-year-old Donaire in the later rounds on his way to a unanimous decision victory.

Oubaali is still forging his reputation as a championship boxer, but hes a good matchup for Donaire on paper. At 5-foot-7, Donaire has a 4-inch height advantage over Oubaali and is only giving up four years in age to the 34-year-old Oubaali.

Donaire believes he has the ability to win his ninth world title.

It would be great to win the title at 38 years old and become the oldest champion at 118 pounds, but lets keep it going, said Donaire at the final pre-fight press conference. Lets make it 40. Lets make it 42. There aint no stopping me. Mentally, Im very grateful, but at the same time, Im just very ready.

Donaire insisted to FanSided that clean living and a healthy diet have helped to preserve his fitness as he gets older.

The wisdom is definitely a big part of me fighting now, but the biggest part is being healthy, Donaire told FanSided during a press conference.I could be 40 and still be fighting with anybody else at a young age. Its just my healthy lifestyle. Theres no other thing about it. Its just Im very healthy. I eat the right food. I get the right rest. Im mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy. Thats the biggest thing to me.

Donaire is still a massive boxing draw because of his past success and his action style of fighting. Hes one of the biggest stars in his home country of thePhilippines and beyond.

A win against Oubaali could jumpstart another trip to the top for Donaire. Inoue is the face of the division, but Donaire was competitive against him in their 2019 fight. Defeating Oubaali could make a case for a rematch for Donaire.

A loss against Oubaali would likely signal the end of Donaires time as a serious contender and possibly the end of his career. He could still land significant fights, but his chances of winning another title would be very low.

Donaire always gives it his best in the ring. He doesnt shy away from contact and is willing to go out on his shield. Either way, Oubaali is in for a long night, and he may well leave Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California without his title.

Just when you start to think that Donaires time as a boxer is coming to an end, he has a way of pulling out another impressive performance. Theres a good chance that he can rise to the occasion once more against Oubaali.

Watch Nordine Oubaali vs. Nonito Donaire on Saturday, May 29, on Showtime. Coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET.

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Womens Health: Stroke Awareness Month – WSYR

by: Sarah Darmanjian, Mary Wilson

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- It may be surprising to hear that strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer. In fact, one in five women between the ages of 55-75 will have a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Four out of five strokes can be prevented, making it important to know the risks and warning signs the CDC said.

80% of strokes are preventable and so the fact that we can prevent 80% of the strokes is really quite amazing, Dr. Alexandra Paul, a neurosurgeon at Albany Medical Center, told NEWS10s, Mary Wilson.

There are several reasons why women have a higher risk of stroke including pregnancy, birth control pills, migraine headaches, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and hypertension, said Dr. Paul.

The act of being pregnant actually puts women at a higher risk of having a stroke, oral contraceptives also increase the risk of stroke in women, he said.

High blood pressure or hypertension, is the most treatable cause of stroke. A healthy lifestyle is the best prevention, the CDC said.

Eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, be physically active, dont smoke, and have your blood pressure checked, Dr. Paul said.

Being able to identify the symptoms of a stroke can not only help yourself, it can also help your loved ones.

About 66% of the time, someone other than the stroke victim makes the decision to seek treatment and so recognizing the signs and sudden symptoms of stroke could actually help save a life, Dr. Paul said.

Source: Duke Health

The most common treatment for stroke victims is a clot-busting drug but it can only be given within four and a half hours after the onset of symptoms. Getting swift treatment can make a significant difference in a patients outcome.

Some stroke symptoms are reversible and thats called a transient ischemic attack and then some strokes are much more devastating where patients are left completely pelagic on one side, unable to move the arm or the leg and no speech at all, said Dr. Paul.

A thrombectomy can also lessen the debilitating effects of a stroke and can be done in a wider time frame.

We can go inside the blood vessels up to the blood vessels of the brain and try to take out the clot and that has had a really remarkable effect on reducing the disability of stroke in the country, Dr. Paul said.

The surgery is a newer treatment which can be done at Albany Medical Center but this isnt the case for all hospitals in America. One in six patients does not have access to a thrombectomy.

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The Wrong Amount of Carbs to Eat Every Day, Says Dietitian – Yahoo Lifestyle

If you are trying to lose weight, manage your blood pressure, or just live a healthy lifestyle, figuring out how many carbs you should eat each day can be easier said than done. One person says to eat carbs all day every day, while another person will imply that this macro is one of the worst things on this earth that you can eat. Which leaves you scratching your head wondering whether eating an apple is going to save your life or if it is going to be the death of you.

Among the sea of advice surrounding how many carbs is ideal, there is one amount that is the wrong amount: zero carbs. As a registered dietitian, I always recommend that zero carbs are the wrong amount of carbs to eat every day, no matter what the diet trends on social media tells you. (Related: 30 Worst Things You Can Do If You're Trying to Lose Weight.)

Carbohydrates, affectionately known as carbs, are what our body uses primarily as fuel and energy. While it is true that the body can break down fat and protein for energy too, leaning on carbs can be a much more efficient way to fuel your body.

Foods that contain carbs are also the best sources of fiber which can help keep your bowel movements healthy, can support a healthy gut microbiome, and can promote satiety after a meal. Not eating enough fiber is linked to some unsavory outcomes, including an increased risk of colon cancer and a higher likelihood of experiencing constipation.

Carbohydrates can also help maintain muscle mass. While it is true that protein is the shining star macro in the muscle-building world, if your body is not getting any carbs, your muscles can be broken down and used as energy.

Read more: 26 Worst Habits Slowing Your Metabolism, Says Science

Even if you are following a diet that is notoriously low in carbs think keto or Atkins, as examples you will be hard-pressed to find a diet that is 100% carb-free. Even hard-core keto allows for some carbs every day, such as low-carb fruits.

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If you are eliminating carbs completely, you are inevitably eliminating entire food groups. From fruit to whole grains to even milk, eating "no carbs" means that you are essentially living off of protein and fat sources, and thus, missing out on some key nutrients (like fiber).

Eliminating food groups can be risky. As an example, eating fruit is linked to plenty of positive health benefits. From reducing the risk of depression to decreasing the changes of experiencing a heart attack or stroke, including fruit into a diet is utterly important.

Perhaps the most frightening outcome that people may experience when they eat a low amount of carbs (or no carbs) is an elevated risk of experiencing early death along with an elevated risk of developing cancer and experiencing stroke, according to data shared by the European Society of Cardiology.

In a nutshell, completely eliminating carbs from your diet is a risky move.

There are valid reasons why people may follow a low-carb diet, and studies have shown that these diets can provide people with some amazing results. But eating absolutely no carbs is a dangerous game to play. When you completely eliminate carbs from your diet, you are cutting out entire food groups, and therefore may cause you to run the risk of being deficient in some very important nutrients, or worse, cause you to experience some scary health effects.

Instead of eliminating carbohydrates altogether, consider focusing on unrefined carbs that are nutrient-rich and can help support your overall health. From berries to whole grain bread to beans and peas, the healthy carb choices are endless and each one is more satisfying than the next. For some examples, see these 24 Best Healthy Carbs To Eat For Weight Loss.

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Forum, May 28: Elected leaders should follow the science on mask-wearing – Valley News

Elected leaders should follow the science on mask-wearing

Recent bursts of sunshine, nearly cloudless skies and summer-like temperatures have got us all outside, recovering not only from the long New Hampshire winter but also from the isolation of COVID-19. It also has us wondering when we might be able to give up the masks weve worn for the past year. Local elected officials are holding public hearings, soliciting input from citizens on mask mandates. Its a controversial issue, with strong feelings on both sides.

Now is the time for strong leadership.

As elected officials, I believe we have to follow the science. This will help us with our fear. There are objective facts out there, and it is our duty to pursue them. Monica Gandhi, professor of medicine and director of AIDS research at the University of California at San Francisco, who was a strong proponent of masking, is now strongly suggesting that we take them off.

In a recent PBS interview, she draws from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as such publications as JAMA, to update us on the research. What might appear as a sudden reversal of opinion regarding mask-wearing, she explains, is not.

Study after study has shown the effectiveness of the vaccines. They are even more effective than originally thought. The vaccines, she further explains, also block transmission.

Additionally, she worries about decreasing the strength of our immune systems through continued mask-wearing. Humans simply need exposure to some pathogens in order to remain strong. (Remember our worries, eons ago, about overuse of antibacterial cleanser on our hands that it might lessen our immunity? That was a solid worry, it turns out.)

Finally and Im drawing directly from Dr. Gandhi here we should remember to be grateful. We live in the richest country in the world: The vaccines were developed in record time, and they have been dispensed with record speed. For those of us who have traveled in developing countries, we can be grateful for the resources that we have at our disposal.

I hope that this means we can be happy, and hopeful.

WENDY PIPER

Enfield

The writer is chair of the Grafton County Commissioners.

Forum contributor Margaret D. Hurley describes the cruelty to animals and the damage to our health and the health of the planet by the consumption of meat and dairy (Stop normalizing animal cruelty, May 25). She seems to be despairing of the Valley News ignoring this kind of news. But I see the printing of her letter as a sign of validation of the subject.

I believe many of us are aware of the cruelty of factory-farmed livestock. Those methods torture and exploit animals and yet, unfortunately, continue to flourish. Maybe this is due to conditioning, habit and the advertising and marketing practices of the meat and dairy industries.

Just eliminating the consumption of factory-farmed animals may not satisfy those opposed to it, but it would be a step in the right direction of living a more compassionate and healthy lifestyle.

As to our own health, studies such as Colin Campbells The China Study point to a whole-food, plant-based diet as a healthy food choice. Yet we seem to be on our own as far as learning how to go about this. I guess many health care practitioners may not feel adequately trained to include that in their wellness programs. Luckily, there are helpful resources, such as foodrevolution.org, run by John and Ocean Robbins.

To the list of documentaries on the subject of plant-based diet, a good one to add is The Game Changers. This may especially appeal to sports-oriented folks. It is gripping and convincing and may begin the process of change, namely starting with compassion for our own bodies.

Self-compassion may be a good entrance point to this ever-evolving journey of a step-by step move toward a more sustainable and compassionate future. When we learn to take care of ourselves we can really thrive and be as healthy as possible.

It may automatically lead to compassion for animals, our co-inhabitants, and to the healing of our beautiful but severely overtaxed natural world.

BINEKE PEL OORT

Wilder

My maternal grandfathers birth surname was Yerushalimsky, a Europeanized version of Yerushalmi, which means of or from Jerusalem. That itself means nothing, of course, but my grandfather was a kohen, or hereditary member of the priestly caste, and careful attribution of that lineage is taken quite seriously in Judaism. Performance of every ritual for significant life events depends on it. And my father was a hereditary member of the priestly assistants class, ditto and likewise. (Imagine the shonda when I became a Muslim and remained so for a considerable number of years!)

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaibs maiden name was Harbi, which means of or from the tribe of Harb, originating in the southern part of the Arabian peninsula. (Of course, if you boil us down, Im just a Brooklynite and shes a Detroiter.

But funny thing: A handful of my cousins were born in Mandatory Palestine, and therefore were legally of Palestinian citizenship, according to the governing British law of the time, before they acquired Israeli citizenship.

Why do ethnic groups now self-identified as Palestinian speak the non-indigenous language of Arabic? If thats your mother tongue and you call yourself a Palestinian, your people come originally from colonizers or the colonized. And invaders from practically time immemorial kept carrying my ancestral people away in chains, if they managed to survive massacres. Im glad a maternal great-aunt, and a maternal great-uncle, and my various cousins, survived all the massacres in 1929.

Both Jews and Arabs, and their governing authorities, have been perpetrating atrocities and cruelties upon each other for a very long time.

Want to stop them? Shut the money spigots pouring into the hands of fundamentalist crazies on both sides. They mirror each other in every single way. They have every bad thing in common. I promise you, as one whos been a bat mitzvah girl and an Eid celebrant, Ive got a heck of a mishigas meter.

Want the possibility of peace over there? Neuter the evil twins and let everyone else breathe.

SARAH CRYSL AKHTAR

Lebanon

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LETTER | Encouraging women in lower-income group to live healthy amidst pandemic – Malaysiakini

LETTER | Leave no one behind. That is our promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals and our government has been working hard to decrease the inequalities and vulnerabilities that leave people behind.

Unfortunately, we still have a significant number of people, mainly from the lower-income group, struggling to achieve socioeconomic and health equality. Socio-economic problems, and health and food insecurity are reported to be the main problems among the low-income group and amidst the pandemic, women and children, especially from the lower-income group who are the most negatively affected, require urgent attention.

Non-communicable diseases and malnutrition are some of the few health threats reported among women from the B40 group and these problems seem to be persistent among them. Studies have reported that the impact of diabetes is greater in females than in males with a worse outcome. Women with diabetes have a higher risk of heart diseases and earlier incidents of heart attack which can be fatal when compared to men.

Healthy habits are the most effective way to combat them, but, sadly, in the chaos of a woman's daily life, healthy living may take the back seat to chores, work, busy schedules, and more. To make matters worse, with the rising number of cases and the implementation of the movement control order again, these already vulnerable groups, are facing another period of social and economic uncertainties.

Why are we targetting women? Simply because women are responsible for producing and preparing food for their family and household; therefore, their knowledge or lack of it can create issues not only on womens own health but also on the health of the family members.

Ensuring the correct nutritional status is vital, especially now when we need our immune system to fight the disease.

Healthy habit is a combination of healthy eating, being physically active, avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol consumption. For more information, we suggest you see your physician and the dietitian. Some steps to overcome the barriers women face to live healthily include:

Adequate knowledge on healthy lifestyle is important for women not only because it helps them to be productive members of society but also because of the direct effect on their family members and the next generation.

Our low-income families are at risk of poor nutrition and unhealthy lifestyle with the ongoing lockdown; therefore, empowering and educating them can create an environment that benefits everyone.

Nothing must be done separately; make healthy choices for the whole family. In addition, do not be afraid to seek help if it is needed. This lockdown will leave some impact on our community and all these efforts will have a greater health impact if it comes from us ourselves.

DR KALAASHINI RAMACHANDRAN is with the Department of Public Health University of Malaya Medical Council and DR HAZREEN ABDUL MAJID isHead of Centre for Population Health, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Universiti Malaya.

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.

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Pandemic Exacerbates Health Inequities for Individuals with High Blood Pressure – Pharmacy Times

Hypertension and other chronic conditions disproportionately affect people from ethnic and racial minorities, who are often live in under-resourced communities and face historic or systemic disadvantages. Considering these inequities is essential both for COVID-19 responses and for long-term management approaches to chronic conditions.

Media coverage has examined how and why COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting communities of color to some degree, lead author Adam Bress, PharmD, MS, an associate professor of population health science in the division of health system innovation and research at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake Sity, said in a statement. However, it is critical that we continue to examine and explain the degree to which the pandemic has widened the divide among race [or] ethnic and class groups in the US and exposed the systemic and institutional cracks in our health care system in terms of health care equity for people who are under-represented and populations that face disadvantages.

A panel of clinicians, investigators, and leaders from diverse backgrounds recently convened to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic widened inequities in hypertension control and to examine environmental and socioeconomic factors that contribute to disparities within the health care system. They also aimed to develop strategies to help close the gap moving forward.

One large nationwide study of more than 50,000 adults found that the number of individuals maintaining healthy blood pressure (BP) levels had been declining even before the pandemic, and a lack of access to health care and health insurance were major contributing factors. HBP in this study was defined as greater than 140/90 mm Hg, though the American Heart Association guidelines define HBP as greater than 130/80 mm Hg.

This study found that between 2017 and 2018, just 22% of uninsured individuals in the study had healthy BP levels compared with 40% to 46% of those who had some form of health insurance. Furthermore, just 8% of individuals who had not seen a health care professional in the previous year had their BP under control compared with 47% of those who reported seeing a health care professional. The results also suggest that Black adults were 12% less likely to have healthy BP levels than White adults.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a major shift in health care, with the switch from in-person to virtual medical visits. Although virtual visits can be convenient for many patients, this also presents a challenge, because many individuals do not have access to validated home BP monitors. This lack of access to devices, as well as a lack of internet access or inadequate digital literacy to participate in virtual appointments, posed significant barriers.

Additional obstacles to achieving controlled BP are a lack of adherence to lifestyle changes and medications. Limited trips to grocery stores or physicians offices also resulted in limited access to counseling and healthy food, which can have a negative effect on hypertension.

The panel also noted that distrust of the health care system is a major obstacle to BP control. This distrust is fueled by decades of institutional racism and historical atrocities in medical research, such as the Tuskegee study of syphilis in Black men. To address this distrust, the panel noted that community-based interventions can help foster trust and improve health care access.

One trial illustrating the importance of community interventions was the BARBER trial, in which barbershops in primarily Black neighborhoods in Los Angeles were used to encourage people to meet with pharmacists, who were embedded in the barbershops regularly. The barbershops also promoted healthy lifestyle choices with routine care by physicians.

At 6 months, individuals who participated in the intervention achieved a 21.6 mm Hg greater reduction in systolic BP and had a 51.9% greater increase in BP control than those who did not receive any intervention. These results were sustained at 12 months.

Finally, the panel noted a lack of diversity among investigators, medical school students, and research participants. The results of 1 analysis found that among all hypertension trials registered in the United States, just 5.4% enrolled exclusively Black adults, suggesting that there are few approaches and interventions being specifically studied for this population.

Too often, individuals are blamed for their health care conditions, without considering the multiple levels of social factors and context that contribute to persistent and pervasive health inequities, Bress said.

Health inequities are a social justice issue, she said. We need to be more direct and honest about the reasons for health disparities today and commit to structural solutions to begin to address them.

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COVID-19 pandemic magnified health inequities for people with high blood pressure. News release. American Heart Association. May 19, 2021. Accessed May 21, 2021. https://newsroom.heart.org/news/covid-19-pandemic-magnified-health-inequities-for-people-with-high-blood-pressure?preview=1605

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Importance of good health: 5 habits that will help improve your lifestyle – Times Now

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New Delhi:A healthy life means good health and sane mind. If you want to stay both physically and mentally fit, you need to practice good habits every day. You must do what is right for your mind and your body. Taking good care of your lifestyle and habits makes you feel good about yourself. It boosts your self-esteem and self-image. It is important for everyone to lead a healthy life. One should not succumb to bad habits like smoking, substance abuse and consumption of alcohol. These habits damage your health immensely and once you get addicted, there is no coming back from that.

There are lots of ways of being healthy. A healthy lifestyle prevents diseases and keeps you away from chronic illnesses. Good habits strengthen your immune system and help you stay fit. A persons overall health and well-being depend on how he chooses to live his life. Avoid eating junk and staying up late. Plenty of exercises, an adequate amount of sleep and a well-balanced diet is very important to stay healthy. If you are living a toxic life right now, this is your chance to improve and get back on track. There are certain habits you should adapt to your daily routine that will help in improving your lifestyle.

Remember that healthy habits can take you a long way. It is important for you to realize the significance of a good lifestyle.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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Heart-healthy lifestyle advice is given | | journalpatriot.com – Wilkes Journal Patriot

People with close relationships at home, work or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Feeling connected with others and having positive, close relationships benefit our overall health, including our blood pressure and weight. Having people in our lives who motivate and care for us helps, as do feelings of closeness and companionship, states the NHLBI.

As we age it takes more effort to maintain these relationships, but they can be vital to encouraging a healthy lifestyle. We simply need to find creative ways to connect.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men and women in North Carolina. Most middle-aged and young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. The good news is heart disease is largely preventable with lifestyle changes.

February is American Heart Month and the NHLBI suggests these lifestyle tips to help protect hearts.

Move more Invite family, friends, or colleagues to walk with you regularly, add the date on both your calendars, and text or call to make sure you both get out for a walk. If you cannot physically be together, try talking on the phone while walking. If you have small children have a family dance party instead. At least 2 hours of activity each week is suggested, which is equivalent to 30 minutes a day, five days a week, or 10 to 15 minutes a few times per day.

Aim for a healthy weight Find someone in your friend group, at work, or in your family who also wants to reach or maintain a healthy weight. Check-in with them regularly to stay motivated. Agree to do healthy activities, like walking or cooking a healthy meal, at the same time, even if you cant be together.

Eat heart-healthy We tend to eat like our friends and family, so ask others close to you to join in your effort to eat healthier. Aim to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy. Limit sodium, saturated fats, added sugar, and alcohol. It can be as simple as choosing drinks without added sugar such as water, milk, or 100% juice.

Quit smoking To help you quit, ask others for support or join an online support group. Research shows that people are much more likely to quit if their spouse, friend, or sibling does. Social support online can help you quit. All states have quit lines with trained counselorscall 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Youll find many free resources to help you quit, such as apps, a motivational text service, and a chat line at BeTobaccoFree.hhs.gov and Smokefree.gov.

Manage stress Reducing stress helps your heart health. Set goals with a friend or family member to do a relaxing activity every day, like walking, yoga, or meditation, or participate in an online stress-management program together. Physical activity also helps reduce stress. Talk to a qualified mental health provider or someone else you trust.

Improve sleep Sleeping seven to eight hours a night helps to improve heart health. De-stressing will help you sleep, as does getting a 30-minute daily dose of sunlight. Take a walk instead of a late afternoon nap. Family members and friends: remind each other to turn off the screen and stick to a regular bedtime. Instead of looking at your phone or the TV before bed, relax by listening to music, reading, or taking a bath.

Track Your Heart Health Stats, Together Keeping a log of your blood pressure, weight goals, physical activity, and if you have diabetes, your blood sugars, will help you stay on a heart-healthy track. It can also be fun to challenge others to stay on track with you!

Try this heart healthy recipe:

Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into one-inch cubes (about two large breasts)

1 C fresh pineapple, diced (or canned pineapple chunks in juice)

8 6-inch wooden skewers

Sauce Ingredients

2 Tbsp ketchup

2 Tbsp lite soy sauce

2 Tbsp honey

2 tsp orange juice

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced ginger

Preheat a broiler or grill on medium-high heat. Thread three chicken cubes and three pineapple chunks alternately on each skewer. Combine ingredients for the sauce and mix well; separate into two bowls and set one aside for later. Grill skewers for three to five minutes on each side. Brush or spoon sauce (from the bowl that wasnt set aside) onto chicken and pineapple about every other minute. Discard the sauce when done with this step. To prevent the chicken from drying out, finish cooking skewers in a 350-degree oven immediately after grilling (to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees). Using a clean brush or spoon, coat with sauce from the set aside bowl for serving. This dish pairs well with brown rice and grilled vegetables.

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5 ways that will help improve your lifestyle for good health – Datasource Hub

Keeping a healthy lifestyle is very important if you need to live a good long life. Follow healthy ways to improve your daily lifestyle.

A healthy life implies good health and sane mind. If you need to remain both physically and mentally fit, you need to rehearse great propensities consistently. You should make the right decision for your brain and your body. Taking great consideration of your way of life and propensities causes you to have a positive outlook on yourself. It helps your self-esteem and self-image.

It is significant for everybody to have a healthy life. One ought not surrender to negative behavior patterns like smoking, substance misuse and consumption of alcohol. These propensities harm your wellbeing hugely and once you get dependent, there is no returning from that.

There are loads of methods of being healthy. A healthy lifestyle prevents diseases and gets you far from constant diseases. Great propensities fortify your safe framework and help you stay fit. An individuals general wellbeing and prosperity rely upon how he decides to carry on with his life. Abstain from gobbling garbage and keeping awake until late. A lot of activities, a sufficient measure of rest and an even eating routine is vital to remain sound. On the off chance that you are carrying on with a poisonous life at the present time, this is your opportunity to improve and refocus. There are sure propensities you ought to adjust to your every day schedule that will help in improving your lifestyle.

Exercise all the more frequently:

Just working out isnt sufficient. You should exercise consistently to keep yourself fit. Remaining actually dynamic is vital. Do a mix of activities consistently for your general body improvement. Morning strolls and night strolls are likewise beneficial if you are hoping to improve your lifestyle.

Manage your stress levels:

Too much stress can be hurtful to your mental health. When your mental health begins deteriorating, it negatively affects your actual wellbeing as well. You should figure out how to quiet your nervousness and how to lift your temperament when you are discouraged. Realizing how to manage pressure is very important.

Dont skip breakfast:

Breakfast is the main meal of the day. You ought to never skip your morning meal in any situation, at all. A healthy breakfast keeps you fit and moving all for the duration of the day. It takes in more supplements when contrasted with some other supper during the day.

Make sleep a priority:

Your sleeping pattern chooses your mood and health. In the event that you have a terrible sleep plan, you stay lousy and agitated all for the duration of the day. An bad sleep cycle can influence your physical and mental health. To have a healthy life, the initial step is that you get sufficient sleep and dont take part in remaining up throughout the evening.

Eat a good diet:

You should eat healthy in order to stay healthy. A balanced diet gives your body all the nutrients it requires. To guarantee smooth working of your body and psyche you should focus on your eating routine. Improving your eating regimen is a significant advance towards improving your way of life.

Recall that healthy propensities can take you long way. It is significant for you to understand the significance of a good lifestyle.

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