We eat 50% more snacks if we eat them out of the package. So use a plate or napkin for your snack and really enjoy it, while saving you 50% of the calories.
Up to 99.9% of flu viruses are reduced by cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces every day. So with the start of a new school season and winter following right after, keeping down the germs and viruses becomes more important. Look into microfiber cleaning cloths with imbedded colloidal silver that clean all surfaces without chemicals. They leave no chemical residue, are portable and safe to use, even to pack in a lunch box. For a link to see examples, log on to the online version of this article.
It takes two vacations a year to maintain a healthy stress level. Even long weekends will do according to the Wisconsin Medical Journal. Women who go on at least two vacations a year are far more mellow than those who take off once every two or three years.
People who make their beds everyday say they sleep better. According to a recent survey 19% of the people who make their beds reported sleeping well.
It takes 30 seconds to kill harmful germs on used sponges. If you use those nasty sponges at the sink, replace them once a week or zap them in the microwave on high for 30 seconds every three days to kill the bacteria.
Meditation reduces the severity of hot flashes. According to Prevention Magazine there is a growing body of new research that indicates that just a few minutes of meditation can do everything from curing a backache to putting out hot flashes.
You save 9.75 teaspoons of sugar when you trade a 12-ounce can of soda for a can of seltzer. It gives you the bubbles and convenience without all the sugar and artificial sweeteners. The AHA recommends that we take in no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day to reduce the risk of heart disease, so one can of soda would put you over.
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- Wednesday, 05 September 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Ask Madalyn