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Tips for Staying Warm This Winter

According to AARP, here are some dressing tips for cold weather:

1.) Wear a hat that covers your head (especially your ears) - research shows that when your head is warm, your whole body tends to stay warmer

2.) Mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves

3.) wool of synthetic socks keep your feet warmer

4.) An inner layer of natural fabrics like wook or silk tend to trap heat close to your body

Here's hoping you stay warm!

Some Not-So-Smart Things About Smartphones

Most of us know that talking on our smartphones or texting while driving can be hazardous to our health. But there are other physical dangers if you happen to be spending so much time on your phone!

1. Text Neck: Medical professionals are reporting an increase in chronic stiff necks from people who spend too much time sending text messages on their smart phone. Believe it or not, there is actually an app called "Text Neck Indicator" that can alert you when you have your head in the wrong position for too long. Also, many of the vocie recognition software now available allow you to simply speak your text message while keeping your head upright.

2. Eyestrain: Staring at our computer screens or cell phone screen for too long can lead to eyestrain. While our phones, it's not just the light that the screen emits that can cause damage, it's also that the text is often much smaller than we really are comfortable reading.

3. Digit Fatigue: Like "Text Neck," too much messaging can put a strain on your fingers and that can lead to inflamation and even arthritis. Again, use voice command software to give your tender digits a break,

What's With the Increase in Heartburn as We Age?

You used to be able to wolf down hot wings and tequila after midnight. Now you even pass on a chili dog after 6 pm. Why?

Doctors say that over time the enzymes that aid digestion decease over time making it harder to break down food. In addition, taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for joint pain. These substances made the stomach lining more sensitive.

To minimize the problem, experts recommend eating smaller portions and eating more slowly. (Also, try not to eat anything too late in the evening.)

Now, where did we put that habnero sauce?

Keep Your Bones Strong

It's no big secret that as we age, our bones tend to grow a bit more brittle. Here's what the experts say you can do to keep your bones strong:

1. Cut out soda - The acid in those fizzy drinks can diminish bone mass

2. Work out every day - A daily walk can help keep bones strong

3. Get enough calcium - Baby Boomers need up tp 1,2000 miligrams a day

You're as Healthy as You Think

A new study published in Neurology confirms what many of us already thought. Exercise is good for your brain as well  .

1,000 people over the age of 75 were studied. Those who had jobs that required critical thinking skills, such as analyzing data or resolving interpersonal conflicts, had half the rate of mental decline of their counterparts in less challenging occupations.

 

In the real world, where is MacArthur Park located?

Los Anegeles
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