Katz Health Tips, September 2016
1: Don’t Ignore Abdominal Bloating and Gas
One in every five women has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Characterized by symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation, this common condition often can be managed with diet modification and medication. If you are experiencing symptoms of IBS, see your doctor to rule out other diseases and to determine the best treatment options for you.
2: Rake Those Leaves
There’s a lot to love about fall – the return of “sweater” weather, football games and warm apple cider. Although, you may not be as enthusiastic about the pile of leaves collecting on your front lawn and drive way. However, raking leaves provides a perfect fall workout that builds upper-body and core strength. Not to mention, it also makes your yard look great, too!
3: Grab an Apple
We’ve long been told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Yet, have you ever wondered what exactly are the health benefits of apples? This fall favorite fruit actually packs a tremendous nutritional punch, along with flavor and crunch. Research has shown nutrients in apples may offer some protection from a variety of conditions including cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and asthma.