On weekends, get up at the same time as you do on weekdays. This keeps your body rhythms in tune, so you’ll fall asleep and wake up easier.
Sneeze or cough into the inside of your arm or elbow, not your hand. You’ll spread fewer germs.
Stress Less – Between family, work and finances, your list of responsibilities seems never-ending. But that list isn’t going anywhere, so the best way to handle a hectic life is by learning how to stress less. Whether you talk to a friend, wake up earlier or take a quick “vacation” every day, find a way …
Shift some cardio sessions to lifting weights. Strength training should be 20% of your workouts if you’re under 40, 30% if you’re in your 40s, 40% if you’re in your 50s, and 45% if you’re 60 or older.
Stop using food as entertainment. Take your kids to play mini-golf instead of going to the ice cream shop. Children establish an unhealthy relationship with food when they associate food with feeling good, especially high fat, high sugar foods.
Consider eating the skins of fruits and vegetables. In addition to being rich in vitamins, they have insoluble fiber, which zips through your digestive system and has been linked to a lower risk of colon cancer.
Instead of salt or soy sauce, use apple juice, white grape juice, red or white wine, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or a flavored vinegar to add flavor when cooking veggies or meat.
Get your family to eat more veggies by serving salsa. It’s loaded with corn, peppers and tomatoes.
To help protect your kidneys, take medicines as directed. Some medicines may help you manage conditions that can damage your kidneys, like diabetes or high blood pressure. Ask your doctor how to take any medicines he or she prescribes. Make sure to take the medicines just how your doctor tells you. This may mean taking …
Control your cholesterol. Having high cholesterol, especially if you have diabetes, puts you more at risk for kidney disease, heart disease and stroke. It can also cause diabetic kidney disease to get worse faster. For most people, normal cholesterol levels are: Total Cholesterol: Less than 200 HDL (“good” cholesterol): More than 40 LDL (“bad” cholesterol): …