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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Health Alert: Gestational Diabetes’ Effect on Offspring. New research suggests that the children of women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus have an elevated risk for either abnormal cholesterol levels (in girls) or elevated blood pressure (in boys). Pediatric Obesity, January 2020

Diet: Caffeinated and Sugary Drinks Hurt Sleep Quality. Among a group of 423 young adult females, researchers have identified a relationship between both energy drink and sugary coffee consumption and an increased risk for poor sleep quality. Sleep Health, January 2020

Exercise: Too Many American Are Inactive. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 25% of adults in the United States fail to meet federal exercise guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. The CDC’s Dr. Ruth Petersen notes, “Too many adults are inactive, and they may not know how much it affects their health… Being physically active helps you sleep better, feel better and reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.”  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 2020

Chiropractic: Musculoskeletal Pain May Be Risk Factor for Depression. An analysis of five years of data concerning 693,860 Danish adults identified an association between long-term absence from work due to musculoskeletal pain and at least a two times increased risk for depression. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, January 2020

Mental Attitude: Optimism Linked to Healthier Diet. According to an analysis of data from the NutriNet-Santé study, individuals who characterize themselves as optimistic are more likely to consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, seafood, whole grains, legumes, and healthy fats, and are less likely to eat junk food than adults who are more pessimistic. Nutrition Journal, January 2020

Wellness/Prevention: How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that often occurs when people wear damp socks or tight shoes. The infection is contagious and can be spread by contact with an infected person or a contaminated surface. To help prevent athlete’s foot, the Mayo clinic recommends the following: keep your feet dry, especially between your toes; change socks regularly; wear light, wellventilated shoes; alternate pairs of shoes; protect your feet in public places; treat your feet with antifungal powder; and don’t share shoes. Mayo Clinic, January 2020

Quote: “Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.” ~ An Wang

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