This book summarizes the findings of scientific research studies to provide readers with straightforward information on a wide variety of healthy habits and the factors that may make them difficult to follow. • Presents science-based explanations of the importance of establishing healthy habits—information of critical importance for all readers, but especially for young adults • Dispels common modern misconceptions regarding health, such as electronic cigarettes being a completely harmless alternative to tobacco cigarettes • Identifies specific barriers that people commonly encounter when trying to establish a healthy habit and suggests expert advice on overcoming that obstacle
This accessibly written book examines the most commonly taken dietary supplements, exploring what they are and what they're purported to do and summarizing key research findings regarding their potential health benefits and risks. Today, more than 50 percent of Americans take at least one type of dietary supplement regularly. But do these products actually work? How are they regulated? Are there any potential health risks? Dietary Supplements: Fact versus Fiction examines the most commonly used non-nutrient supplements (those that are neither vitamins nor minerals and not essential for human health). Using a standardized structure, each entry discusses a particular supplement's origins, purported benefits, potential risks, and common dosage. Summaries of key research studies are included to help readers make informed decisions about supplements' usefulness. Introductory materials give readers a foundational understanding of how supplements are regulated and labeled and offer practical information about how to read a Supplement Facts panel. For those interested in supplements for a particular health complaint (such as fatigue or pain), a topic finder has also been included. Provides unbiased, evidence-based information to help readers make their own decisions about supplementation Summarizes and contextualizes key research findings in easy-to-understand language Uses a standardized structure and topic finder to make it easy for readers to find the exact information they're looking for Offers practical information on how to read and understand the Supplement Facts panel found on all dietary supplements
100 Simple, Effective Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure and Maintain Your Heart's Health
Author: Monique Tello
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
100+ tips to improve your heart health in an easy-to-read, accessible guide with all of the advice you’re looking for, without the confusing medical jargon. Your heart is the center of your body—treat it right! Understanding how your heart works and what you can do to keep it healthy is the key to preventing disease and illness. In Healthy Habits for Your Heart, you’ll find over 100 heart-related habits, exercises, and strategies you can implement in your daily life to improve your heart health now and for years to come—all presented in a practical and easy-to-read format. Including information on how your heart works, what kind of dangers could threaten its health, and how you can make small changes every day to safeguard your heart’s health, Healthy Habits for Your Heart, will help you take your heart’s health into your own hands. Just turn the page to keep your ticker happy and strong.
Easy-to-understand science-based strategies to maximize your brain’s potential. Concerns about memory and other thinking skills are common, particularly in middle age and beyond. Due to worries about declining brain health, some seek out dubious products or supplements purportedly designed to improve memory and other cognitive abilities. Fortunately, scientific research has uncovered a clear- cut set of evidence- based activities and lifestyle choices that are inexpensive or free and known to promote brain and cognitive functioning. John Randolph translates this science in an engaging and accessible way, including the brain- boosting effects of exercise, social activity, mental stimulation, task management strategies, nutrition, and positive self-care. Interwoven with lessons from neuroscience, positive psychology, social and clinical psychology, and habit formation research are powerful self- coaching exercises designed to help the reader incorporate lifestyle changes that promote brain health.
Simple Ideas for Healthy Living contains health tips and health instruction sheets. It's divided into the four areas: spirit, mind, emotions and body. It also addresses various health topics for individual instruction and discussion in group sessions.
Many diet plans are promoted as “one size fits all.” But each person is unique and has specific needs and preferences. Diet Diagnosis: Navigating the Maze of Dietand Nutrition Plans will show you how to choose the program that is best for you, while providing practical tools and effective principles that you can implement step-by-step. Maybe you’ve had your ups and downs as you’ve tried to maintain good eating habits, producing a vicious cycle of lifelong weight problems and risk of disease. Or maybe you feel confused by the conflicting opinions expressed in the media about the “best” foods to eat or the “best” diet, so you are stuck at the grocery story, wondering what to buy for optimal health and nutrition. No matter what your current health status, David Nico, aka “Dr. Healthnut,” will help you to reach your highest level of wellness possible, including a healthy weight. By changing what, why, and how you eat, you can experience optimum health. Dr. Healthnut says, “Healthnuts are not really ‘crazy’—they’re just everyday people who want to make healthier lifestyle choices.”
The CSIRO Women's Health & Nutrition Guide offers research-based advice from the CSIRO on the critical role of lifelong healthy eating as the cornerstone of overall good health for women. While body weight is one risk factor for developing chronic diseases later in life, being active, eating well, not smoking and avoiding or limiting alcohol are also very important factors for maximising health and avoiding disease. Here you will find advice on lifestyle practices to support good health, from puberty through to pregnancy and menopause, as well as 80 delicious recipes, all of which are: - quick and easy to prepare - suitable for the entire family - nutritionally complete. This is the essential guide to what women can do throughout their life, to make a difference to their long-term health and wellbeing. This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.