Believe it or not, red peppers – which are green peppers that have been allowed to ripen fully. They contain more nutrients, like beta-carotene and Vitamin C than their little green brothers.

We can say for certain, as each individual’s life follows a different path, but we can generalize based on the latest statistics from the government.

If you are a 65-year old woman, count on an average of 20.6 more years. If you are a 65-year old man, the average is 18 more years.

If you are Keith Richards, all bets are off!

Gluten-Free is all the rage now, but doctors warn it might not be s healthy as you thought.

If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease or other symptoms of gluten sensitivity, then go the gluten-free route. But if you don’t, going gluten-free can actually raise the risk of heart disease.

As always, consult your doctor before you decide to drop glutens from your diet.

Doctors are saying that taking fish oil tablets may be doing you no good! One of the reasons is that over-the-counter supplements are regulated at all.

Doctors recommend eating fish, not the pills.

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).

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!

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,

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.

 

As we age, nearly all of us develop joint pain. In our knees, in our hands and certainly in our backs.

The latest research indicates that our natural inclination to rest aching joints can actually make the situation worse. It can increase inflammation and weaken the muscles.

Experts say continuous, healthy movement is the best reatment you do, Of curse, as always, consult your physician about your particular case first!

One of the most asked questions on Google is: "How many glasses of water should I drink daily?"

We'll save you a Google search. Research shows that drinking 4 to 6 glasses of H2O a day is best.

 

 

Find yourself walking into the kitchen every once in awhile and forgetting why you came in there? You’re not alone. We’ve got 7 tips that can help improve your memory and keep your mind sharp and focused.

1. Eat More Fat – No, really. Research has shown that those who consume more fat in their diets run a lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia. (Does this mean I can count potato chips as health food?)

2. Eat More Berries – This is a good tip if you’re one of those who don’t like potato chips.

3. Limit Sugar & White Flour – These two are perennial villains in any diet plan. Turns out high carbs lead to wacky insulin levels that can mess with your memory.

4. Challenge Your Brain – Do a crossword or a Sudoku, even reading a book qualifies here. Just like your muscles, the brain stays fit when it’s exercised.

5. Hang with Your Friends – Studies show the more socially active you are, the less likely you will suffer memory loss. (If you can’t remember where you put that invitation to Saturday’s cookout, it may already be too late.)

6. Follow a Regular Sleep Schedule – For most of us, encouraging us to hit the hay should not be a problem.

7. Cook Food at Lower Temperatures – Studies have shown that toxic chemicals linked to mental decline and or even Alzheimer's are released in greater amounts when food is cooked at higher temperatures. Who knew?

One final tip is to make sure you’re visiting us here at Boomtown America every day. We’ll provide you with your minimum daily requirement of Rock, Roll & Remember!

 

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