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You Are WHEN You Eat

Research has shown that not only is eating the right food important, but it also matters when you eat them. Here are some helpful tips to get the most out of your meals.

Start Your Day With Protein – A donut may be tasty or you think starting with a high-fiber cereal may be healthy, but research shows you’re better off starting the day with protein. So think eggs, meat and/or nuts.

Make Your Big Meal Lunch – Loading up in the middle of the day instead of dinner may help with weight loss. Studies show your body burns twice as many calories after a big midday meal than a later one.

Fiber Near the End of the Day Can Help You Sleep Better – Avoiding after-dinner snacks cam also help you sleep better (as well as being better for your waistline).

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!

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

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?

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