Media News Health Bits
Recent health articles are proof–That an UP-Beat performance that is staged and IN-ACTed can open a cellular pharmacy that dispenses the CHEMISTRY of Health, Happiness & Success. You can bank on IT!
Indulging in four unhealthy behaviors may age individuals by 12 years.
NBC Nightly News reported that it is generally understood that being inactive, eating poorly, “smoking, and too much drinking are bad.” Now, a newly published paper assesses and quantifies those behaviors. In short, “combine all of the above and you’ll end up seeming 12 years older than people your age who do none of the above.”
Study “tracked nearly 5,000 British adults for 20 years,”. “Overall, 314 people studied had all four unhealthy behaviors.” That is, they smoked tobacco, had “more than three alcoholic drinks per day for men and more than two daily for women,” attained “less than two hours of physical activity per week; and” ate “fruits and vegetables fewer than three times daily.” They “were 3.49 times more likely to die over the course of the study than their countrymen (and women) who practiced clean living.
WELLderly note—Snuff out the BUTT, Get off the BUTT, SPILL don’t SWILL liquid Spirits and VEG IN!
Assisted-living residents may suffer from sleep problems.
The Los Angeles Times (5/8, Roan) “A study of adults who live in assisted-living facilities found that 65% had significant sleep problems, according to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. And people with sleep problems had an increased incidence of depression and a lower quality of life.” The study noted that “much is known about how to resolve such sleep problems,” and that “these strategies should be applied in assisted living facilities to see if better-quality sleep improves daily functioning and quality of life.”
WELLderly note—sleep strategies, heres a recent help. Make night lites RED instead of white or green. This includes clock radios. A red light does not give the brain a wake-up call. RED for BED, night light and sleep tight! Avoid falls! Keep bright enough to see well. And keep the mid-night “bladder trail” clear of trippers.
Health policy experts hope technology will help educate physicians about care costs.
The New York Times (5/4, D6, Okie) reports that “health policy experts hope that technology will become a tool for educating doctors about the cost of care. Precise information on learning the price of tests and drugs should begin early in medical school as they relate to the financial consequences of their decisions.
WELLderly note—And WE ALL are are own BEST doctor. WE TOO, must be mindful of all the costs of OUR health care. In our present system the most expensive is considered a the BEST— and society’s fiscal health suffers. And, thats sick!