You're late for work, haven't taken a shower and still need to get the kids to school. Time for a "healthy, balanced" breakfast in the midst of chaos? Oh, sure! On a pressure-cooker morning, even the most nutrition-conscious person can skip food. But if you do, you undermine your mind/body health, your sense of well-being, even your job performance.
Research shows that our overall health starts—or stalls out—in the gut. In the spirit of the New Year, why not consider a tune-up for your “digestive engine”? You’ll feel better, likely gain energy, reduce risks for some diseases, and probably even drop a few pounds.
When warm weather finally arrives, and that means arms, legs and stomachs are on display, often for the first time since last Labor Day. If the past winter found you staying in rather than working out, fear not. There’s still time to prepare for skimpy-clothes season.
Colds are a fact of life every winter but that doesn?t mean you can?t take some precautions (and save some of your sick days for spring fever). A cold is a virus, so antibiotics can?t conquer it?they only work against bacterial infections?but you can shorten the misery and avoid spreading it to those around you.