Katz Health Tips, May 2016
1: The Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Regular flossing, brushing and dental checkups don’t just improve the look of your smile. Research shows that maintaining good oral health can protect overall health in a number of ways. By avoiding the chronic inflammation of gum disease, you may help reduce your chance of developing cardiovascular problems, including heart disease and stroke. Because research has also found a link between gum disease and preterm, low-birth weight infants, visiting the dentist is also an important part of prenatal care. Read how to: Reclaim Your Dental Health.
2: Enjoy the Health Benefits of Beans
Beans are not only surprisingly rich in nutrients, they’re also extremely versatile. Containing about the same number of calories as grains, beans have two to four times more protein and lots of fiber. Use them in soups and salads. Blend them to create hummus. Or, substitute beans for meat in main dishes. Have questions related to nutrition? Find out more about the KIWH Nutrition Services Specialty Program.
3: Use Meditation to Reduce Stress
Balancing work, family and other obligations can sometimes be a recipe for stress. Taking a few minutes each day to meditate can help reduce tension and restore inner peace. Practiced for thousands of years, meditation offers both emotional and physical health benefits. The positive, stress reduction of this ancient practice can help keep you more calm throughout your day and may even help lessen symptoms of some medical conditions.