Buying the right mattress, while it might seem like an enormous hassle, is actually one of the most important things you can do for your health. Think about it. You sleep on it everyday, for hours at a time.
"It's a delicate balance," says Charles Cefalu, MD, chief of geriatric medicine at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
"You want a mattress that is firm enough to distribute your weight or you'll wake up sore due to your shoulders sagging or your hips sinking. On the other hand, you don't want to sleep on a board," he said.
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A recent study published by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior gave 6 tips for eating out while following a weight gain prevention program. The study suggests asking for half of your meal to be boxed up to go immediately and check the calorie counts of the restaurant online before you dine. Also, budget your calories--if you know you are eating out for dinner, have a light lunch. Pay attention to what you're eating and enjoy the experince. Avoid "unloved" calories--skip the food you feel neutral about. And always order dressings, sauces and gravy on the side so you control the amount on your food. You can use these tips to help you stay on course while dieting.
Winter is the time of year for SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. Feeling blue around Christmas isn't just a song! About 5% of Americans suffer from SAD with another 10-20% experiencing a milder form each year. You can't prevent it but you can manage it better. Read about SAD here.
An estimated 100,000 older Americans are hospitalized for adverse drug reactions each year. A new study from the CDC found that most of these emergencies come from four types of medication. Two are blood thinning agents and two are diabetes related medication. Read all about the study and how to reduce risks while taking these meds here.
A new study shows we spend less time reading nutrition information on labels than we think we do. And where the info is located on the label plays a big part too. Read all about the study here.