Katz Health Tips, September 2017
1: Stay Current with Immunizations
Vaccinations aren’t just for kids. They’re an important part of staying healthy for adults, too. Depending on your age, vaccinations to prevent pneumococcal disease, shingles, hepatitis B and other vaccine-preventable illnesses, may be recommended. The Tdap vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, is highly encourage for adults who have close contact with infants and pregnant women. It’s important to discuss your immunization needs with your doctor during your annual visit and before traveling overseas. Learn other wellness insights.
2: Exercise in the AM
With kids, work and all the challenge of the daily routine, it can be difficult to make time for exercise. Yet, researchers have found that there are benefits to choosing the AM hours for your workout. From improving your productivity and boosting metabolism throughout the day to improving sleep at night, morning exercise can help you feel ready to take on the rest of your day. Check out these additional exercise ideas.
3: An Apple a Day…
With autumn nearly here, it’s time for crisp, fresh apples to once again make their appearance at grocery stores and local farmer’s markets. Not only is an apple a perfectly portable, flavorful snack you can eat anywhere, it’s loaded with health-boosting nutrients. Apples contain vitamin C and other antioxidants, including quercetin, which may help protect brain cells against Alzheimer’s disease. Apples are also good for your heart, loaded with soluble fibers and phenols which help reduce cholesterol levels. Apples also protect teeth from decay-causing bacteria. Read more tips for everyday healthy eating.