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Research Corner #2

Research Corner – The latest headlines in Health and Wellness Research!

Sleep and soda:
Researchers examined data on 19,000 individuals and found that adults who sleep 5 hours or less per night drink more caffeinated sugary soda than individuals who sleep more than 5 hours per night. Soda and lack of sleep are independently linked to obesity.

"Using Walking Meditation for Stress Relief" from VeryWell.com

Want to learn more about the health benefits of walking? Read this article from VeryWell.com below.

Meditation is one of the great stress management techniques because it carries many varied benefits. However, more than a few people have found it to be challenging at first. Walking meditation provides the benefits of meditation combined with the benefits of exercise, and has the bonus benefit of being easy to learn, thereby making walking meditation a great technique for those new to meditation.

Here's how walking meditation works:

Difficulty: Easy

"15 Healthy Foods For Heart Disease" from VeryWell.com

Want to read about foods that fight heart disease? Read this article below from VeryWell.com:

Following a healthy diet is a recommended way to prevent heart disease and there appears to be growing consensus on what a heart-healthy diet looks like. In addition to the fundamentals, certain foods are being explored for their potential cardiovascular benefits. While much of the research is in the earliest stages, some of these foods may make tasty additions to your regular grocery list. Here's the scoop on 15 of these foods with some delicious ways to prepare them!

Food of the Month: Lentils

Why eat lentils:

One cup of lentils contains 50% or more of the recommended daily intake for 5 vitamins and minerals! Lentils are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, which help to reduce cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels and to maintain healthy bowel function. They are high in protein, low in fat and that one cup of lentils is only 230 calories. Now that’s a bargain!

How to eat lentils:

"The Healthy Perks of Peanut Butter" from VeryWell.com

Read the article below from VeryWell.com to learn about the health benefits of peanut butter!

You have to love it when a good-for-you food tastes good, too. That’s exactly the case with peanut butter (or any nut butter, for that matter).

Peanut butter is loaded with so many healthy-promoting nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6. Research shows that people who regularly eat nuts and nut butter, including peanut butter, are less likely to develop heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Take a Sick Day!

How many of us have come to work sick when we knew we should be at home getting rest? We’ve all done it, but we shouldn’t.  According to a 2016 study published by Cornell University researchers in Health Services Research concluded that up to 3 million U.S. employees work while sick each week.  Taking a sick day is not a crime!

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