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DAILY HEALTH UPDATE Friday, May 24th, 2019

Courtesy of: David Tejada, D.C. (630) 375-9444

Mental Attitude: Stress, Poor Sleep, and High Blood Pressure… Among a group of nearly 2,000 hypertensive adults without cardiovascular disease or diabetes, researchers found that those with high levels of work-related stress and impaired sleep were three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease over the following 18 years. Study author Dr. Karl-Heinz Ladwig notes, “Sleep should be a time for recreation, unwinding, and restoring energy levels. If you have stress at work, sleep helps you recover. Unfortunately, poor sleep and job stress often go hand in hand, and when combined with hypertension the effect is even more toxic.” European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, April 2019
Health Alert: Americans Still Sit Too Much Despite Warnings. Despite public health warnings about the increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers, Americans continue to sit for too long during the day. Researchers analyzed surveys completed by over 50,000 people from 2001 to 2016 and found that during the fifteen-year time period, total daily sitting time increased from seven hours per day to just over eight for teenagers, and from 5.5 hours per day to nearly 6.5 for adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, April 2019
Diet: Vegans Need Protein. Current guidelines recommend that people consume .36 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. Because they avoid meat and dairy products, vegans can sometimes struggle to get enough protein in their diet. The Vegetarian Resource Group lists the following vegan foods that are high in protein: tempeh, beans, chickpeas, veggie burgers, tofu, quinoa, and peanut butter. Vegetarian Resource Group, April 2019
Exercise: Intense Exercise Reduces Entrepreneurs’ Stress. Small business owners can reduce their stress and improve job satisfaction by performing rigorous exercise. An analysis of 472 entrepreneurs revealed that those who performed more intense exercise on a regular basis reported lower stress and greater job satisfaction than those who worked out at a lower intensity or not at all. Journal of Leadership and Management, April 2019
Chiropractic: Musculoskeletal Pain Common Among Barbers. Surveys completed by 424 barbers revealed that 56.8% experienced musculoskeletal pain in one or more body sites during the previous year. Upper back pain was the most common complaint (38.8%), followed by wrist/hand pain (32.4%), shoulder pain (27.1%), neck pain (29.3%), and arm pain (29.3%). Pain Research & Management, April 2019
Wellness/Prevention: How to Keep Your Memory Sharp. It’s common to become forgetful or experience memory loss with age. To help protect your cognitive functions, the Mayo Clinic recommends the following: stay physically and mentally active, socialize often, stay organized, sleep well, eat healthy, and manage chronic conditions. If you find that memory loss affects your ability to perform daily activities, or you notice it is getting worse, contact your healthcare provider. Mayo Clinic, April 2019
Quote: “We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.” ~ Jean Houston

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