May is National Blood Pressure Month and a good reminder to keep your blood pressure on the right track. About 70 million people in the United States, which translates to 1 in 3 American adults, have high blood pressure.
Why do people with diabetes need eye exams?
Diabetes (also called high blood sugar) can lead to eye problems that cause vision loss or blindness. Everyone with diabetes should have eye exams. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you will have eye problems. By the time you notice any vision problems, your eyes may already be seriously damaged. A complete exam can help find symptoms early. Early treatment may help protect your vision.
An eye exam can check for common eye problems that can develop over a period of years.
This is a perfect recipe for a snowy Colorado spring day from the Cookie and Kate blog.
Vegan Lentil Soup
Author: Cookie and Kate
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
This simple vegan lentil soup recipe comes together quickly with mostly pantry ingredients. Be sure to have your ingredients prepped and ready before you start cooking! Recipe yields four large bowls of soup, or six more modest servings.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped
Kids who are being bullied do not always speak up and ask for help. For this reason, it is important for parents, teachers and even friends to notice warning signs that a child is being bullied or bullying others. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only a third of students that were bullied went to an adult for help.
Interested in learning about whether meditation can help with your weight? Read the article below from VeryWell.com.
Mindfulness and meditation is known to improve psychological health, but how can being present actually change your body fat and help you lose weight? The answer lies in the psychological aspects of weight gain and eating habits. Mindfulness has been shown to lower binge eating, emotional eating, and weight loss. Here's some more information about how mindfulness can help you lower belly fat and lose weight.
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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.
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:
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!
Want to know which research-backed habits will make you happier? Read this article from VeryWell.com.
You probably thought this was going to be about cleaning out your closets and doing a deep clean of your living space, right? Surprise! It’s not. We often think about de-cluttering our homes, garages, storage spaces, but how often do we think about trying to de-clutter our minds?