follow us!

LISTEN TO BOOMTOWN RADIO!

“ALL the Music That Matters for the Generation That Created Rock 'n' Roll”

Listen while you surf!

 

Walk - Less - Live Longer

Everybody knows you need to walk 10,000 steps a day to maximize your personal health, right? Wrong. Turns out that “10,000 steps” figure did not come from any scientific study. It was made up by somebody in the marketing field because it sounded good.

Recent scientific studies of approximately 17,000 women showed only 4,400 steps provided a health benefit, while the maximum benefit came at 7,500 steps.

Hot Chocolate as Health Food (No, Really!)

Here's some good news at last!

A 2013 Harvard study indicates that drinking two cups of cocoa a day may help your brain stay healthy and improve critical thinking.

Where did we put the marshmallows?

5 Foods That Boost Brain Activity

Just as we eat foods that can help keep our bodies healthy, there are foods that can improve brain activity.

Here are 5 “smart” things to eat:

  1. Orange Juice – Helps improve memory
  2. Split Peas – Helps mental processing speed
  3. Walnuts – Helps the heart as well as the brain
  4. Asparagus – Help the brain create new neural pathways
  5. Shrimp – Helps maintain the brain’s signaling system

Vitamin C to See

Research indicates that vitamin C can reduce the risk of developing cataracts.

But don’t start popping pills. The study also should that this benefit only comes from dietary vitamin C. In others words, you need to consume citrus fruits and dark green vegetables!

Before You Take That Cold Medicine, Read This

As we roll into cold and flu season, many of us will be guzzling those over-the-counter remedies we think we help us cope with the symptom.

There is a potential downside. Actually there are SEVERAL potential downsides.

Acetaminophen – Many over the over pills and fluids contain this common pain reliever (the main ingredient in Tylenol). It’s also found in many cold medications. If you taking both pain relief pills and cold syrup, you may quickly find yourself consuming way more than 3,000-4,000 milligram dosage recommended as the maximum safe dosage.

Too much acetaminophen can lead to nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite and ultimately to liver damage. (We don’t have to tell you that liver damage is something we want to avoid.)

Be a Romper Room Do-Bee: You should also stay away from alcohol when taking acetaminophen. And check the ingredients of all the medications you’re taking to keep yourself under that 3,000-4,000 milligram number.

Our trivia question is temporarily out of service

Elton John function myFunction() { var x = document.getElementById("answer"); if (x.style.display === "block") { x.style.display = "none"; } else { x.style.display = "block"; } }
O'RyanCordes Marketing