July 2020 Health Newsletter

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» Is dieting the way to go?
» Get Out Of The House
» Alcohol Consumption Gets A Long Needed Cut
» Choose Water, Not Diabetes

Is dieting the way to go?  


There are so many trendy diets out there.  I am sure you have heard of the Adkins or the paleo diet.   Maybe you have even tried one of them?  How did they go for you?  If you stuck with the diet extensively, I am sure it was successful.  But what about what happened when you were done following them?  Did you end up back where you started before the diet? 

When you are choosing to diet you are making the temporary decision to make changes.  What is the change you are trying to make?  Is it to be healthier, loose weight or both?  Hopefully, your decision is to be healthier.  If that is the case, then a diet is not what you want or need.  You need to make life-style changes.   

Instead of just trying to diet, change your daily routine.  An easy way to start is to add in 20 minutes of activity.  This helps to boost your metabolism.  Plus, when you exercise you feel better.  Another thing you can do is instead of having a snack when your hungry try a healthy shake. There are all kinds of recipes online now.  If you follow the 80/20 rule you cannot lose.   You eat healthy 80% of the time and indulge yourself 20%.  You will be happy with the results

Author:Dr. Andrew P. Bauman, D.C.
Copyright:Chiropractic Centers of Short Pump 2020

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Get Out Of The House  

With Covid-19 and the resulting changes to our day-to-day activities, many of us are spending more time indoors on or in front of electronics and less time exploring and living life.  Kids and teens are statued in front of TVs engaged in Fortnite Battle Royales.  Moms and dads aren't far behind, binging on Netflix and eating up every last available byte of their neighborhood's shared bandwidth.  During these times, let's not forget how to live, to move, to explore.  If you're going stir crazy, if you're stuck indoors consuming copious amounts of bandwidth, we encourage you to take a break from all that heavy streaming of bites and bytes, and take some time to enjoy some living.  Get out of the house.  Throw on a mask and take a walk, a jog, a run or go for a drive.  Check out the birds, the squirrels, count some clouds, get some sun.  Be safe, social distance, but remember to get out of the house!

Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2020

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Alcohol Consumption Gets A Long Needed Cut  

Since 1990, U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans has recommended no more than two alcoholic drinks for men and one drink for women daily. However, after 30 years that's about to change. The committee of experts responsible for these guidelines now recommend both men and women limit their alcohol consumption to a maximum of one drink per day, at most. A primary reason for this change is the link to cancer. According to researchers, alcohol consumption is the third most common cause of preventable cancer, aside from smoking and obesity. It's also important people understand these guidelines are not recommending adults drink one alcoholic beverage daily. Instead, the guidelines are for those who already consume alcohol to ensure they don't over indulge, as the data shows this increases their risk of death. In fact, the committee experts now explicitly discourage the drinking of alcohol for any reason.

Source:Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
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Choose Water, Not Diabetes  

New research based on tracking more than 80,000 women over a decade indicates replacing sugary drinks such as fruit juice and soda with water lowers the risk of developing diabetes. This finding does not appear to be based on higher water consumption in the diet. Instead, the reduction in developing diabetes appears to be related to the reduction in consuming sugary beverages. The more sugar-based drinks and fruit juices consumed the higher the risk of developing diabetes. Specifically, researchers found an approximate 10 percent higher incidence for diabetes with each cup of sugary drink / fruit juice consumed per day. Researchers also found that one cup of coffee or tea was a good replacement for one cup of sugary drink / fruit juice. So by swapping that soda, fruit juice or other sugar-based beverage with water, coffee or tea, additional calories can be eliminated from the diet and more importantly, a reduction in diabetes risk can be obtained.

Source:American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online May 2, 2012.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012

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