Smart meal choices throughout the day can result in better health and wellness. Today we will review all of your daily meals, while learning some of the latest health news relating to them.
First off is breakfast, which by now you have probably heard is the most important meal of the day. The latest news reports that Skipping Breakfast May Increase Heart Attack Risk, especially in men, so read why this may happen on USA Today.
Next up is lunch, which is a great way to refuel during the day. If you are on the go and eat out often, your take-out meal may come with high calories, fat, sodium and cost. Click over to Health.com to get a collection of Healthy Lunches to Bring to Work. Even though these recipes are recommended to bring to work, they are perfect for eating at home or taking on a picnic, etc.
Before you prepare your next dinner, visit Yahoo News to check out a Summer Salad Built for Filling You Up with Flavor, which may be a great change from your typical evening dish. You can search through many, many recipes on the Food Network’s Healthy Eating webpage to find the perfect meal or side for all diet types including gluten free, diabetic, vegetarian, and more.
Finally, you can get a summary all daily meals on Healthland in the article, Why You Should Eat Breakfast and the Best Times for the Rest of the Day’s Meals.
The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference concludes today in Boston. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet for this disease, therefore the medical world continues to research how Alzheimer’s can be prevented and treated. What they have discovered so far is that Memory Decline May be the Earliest Sign of Dementia, as explained on USA Today. As people age, most will normally be come a bit more forgetful, so it is important to figure out the difference between being absent-minded and actual memory loss. This article also includes the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, as provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. If you think that you or a loved one may be suffering from these symptoms, be sure to discuss with your doctor or health care provider.
If you are interested in improving your memory skills in general, be sure to click over to AARP’s website for Simple Tricks to Remember Everyday Things. These skills can help keep your mind challenged while benefitting you with better organization and productivity.
If you would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website or feel free to contact us here at The Villas.
If you would like to heal your physical and mental body more quickly, the key may be through pen and paper. Time Magazine’s Healthland features research out of New Zealand which showed a connection between a quicker healing process when one explores their emotions. Healthy seniors were examined over time, with some writing about profound and deep thoughts and experiences. Others in the group journaled about things such as daily plans or basic subjects, which did not discuss their feelings. Find out the results of the study and how the group who shared more of their feelings healed faster, in the article How Writing Heals Wounds - Of Both the Mind and Body.
Next, click over to NBC News to learn how Delaying Retirement Can Delay Dementia, according to a new study out of France. These findings support the basic concept of “use it or lose it”. Many believe this is possible because when people are still working, they are often still challenged mentally, they are social, and they are receiving benefits from physical activity.
Summer travel can bring great memories, but it can also bring great stress. One of the most perplexing problems we struggle with is what to pack, because more often we tend to either over-pack or under-pack. Today we will link you up with some tips aimed at helping you pack just right. Start by visiting USA Today’s Travel section to read the 10 Packing Tips Every Traveler Should Know. Here you will learn what to include in your suitcase, how to pack it in the suitcase, and which items should stay in your possession. Next, visit AARP’s website to learn “10 Travel Mistakes I Always Make” from travel expert Samantha Brown. This is a great read to help you remember to pack those chargers, umbrellas, and other essential travel items.
Many of you have already made your summer travel plans, but if you haven’t, we have some great ways for you to save on those plans. First, visit the Budget Travel website and read 12 Phrases That Mean Big Travel Savings. Here you can learn which questions to ask or which things you should say that could result in savings or upgrades in your travel. Next, click over to the Real Simple website for 5 Money-Saving Tips for Summer. This inside information offers ways to save on travel, entertainment, summer sports and more. Finally, if you plan on hitting the road in your own car, read how Google’s Map App upgrade can your car travel more manageable.