Promises, promises - the Internet is full of claims about special powers or pitfalls from eating various foods. Following a false dietary claim that is ultimately ineffective may deprive you of foods you enjoy or contribute to needless expenses for special foods, supplements, etc. On a more serious note, you may delay getting needed treatment for a medical condition with resulting additional expenses and/or health consequences.
Read this BEFORE Reading Another Sensationalized Food article on the Internet! "Lose 10 pounds overnight!" "Avoid eating (name of food) to prevent dementia, autism, etc.!" "Eat (name of food) to burn fat!" Promises, promises - the Internet is full of claims about special powers or pitfalls from eating various foods.
Sitting for prolonged periods of time has been called the "new smoking" due to increased health risks. According to a study in the 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine, "Prolonged sedentary time was independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity." Outcomes associated with sitting for prolonged periods of time included an increased incidence of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
22 Tips for Sitting Less and Moving More (Part 1 of a 2 part article) Sitting for prolonged periods of time has been called the "new smoking" due to increased health risks. According to a study in the 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine, "Prolonged sedentary time was independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity." Outcomes associated with sitting for prolonged periods of time included an increased incidence of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Every so often this summer we get a break from the rain. With the break from the rain has occasionally provided some very nice days to be outside and potentially eat outdoors. No matter where you are picnicking, it's still important to keep health in mind. Use these basic tips to ensure that your surfaces are clean and your chosen picnic spot is "food safe."
Foods that include protein and fiber will be the most filling. Here are some additional tips: Check for lower sodium and lower sugar versions of foods. Buy foods including some whole grains when there is no other source of fiber (i.e. fruit, nuts and seeds). Save money by buying in a larger package of foods such as nuts. Carry a single serving in a smaller container or snack-size, zip-top plastic bag. Following are examples of snacks providing some protein and fiber and that don't re
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