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Healthy Habits For 2013

It is all too easy to want to start a new year’s resolution, but the excitement soon wanes and we feel back to square one. However, there are some healthy habits that are easier to maintain.  How often do we express gratitude for our life? Why not write down every great deed that happens to you on a daily basis, stick them in a jar, and date them so that you can look back at this good fortune. Alternatively, a great way to lose weight and keep it off long term is to cook meals from scratch. So, if you are not too confident with cooking, join a cookery class and learn a few basics.

To learn about other healthy habits that you can put into place in 2013, click here http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-healthy-habits-for-the-new-year.html

12 Wonderful Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic is known as a wonder herb, as it provides a wide range of benefits for the health of the body. Although the scent can be off putting, the benefits far outweigh its pungent scent. For example, cut a garlic clove in half and rub it over acne prone skin, or make a natural cough syrup by steeping a clove of garlic in hot water for approximately five minutes. However, it is better if you can stomach a raw clove of garlic, although mince it with a little olive oil, as it can create nausea.

Garlic can also treats cold sores and athlete’s foot. To discover other ways garlic can heal your internal and external body click here http://www.care2.com/greenliving/12-surprising-uses-for-garlic.html

The Cartoons That Can Encourage An Environmental Change

Climate change is a serious issue worldwide. But two creative minds have brought comedy to the serious issue of pollution, including air. Unfortunately, pollution equals a massive profit to those who strive to create difficulties in free energy and cleaner air, and it is time that we all came together to encourage a positive movement that will benefit the health of our loved ones, and our living, breathing planet.

To brows through the genius cartoons by Danny Shanahan and Liza Donnelly, click here http://www.care2.com/greenliving/sometimes-you-just-have-to-laugh.html

Is Chocolate Good For You

Cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, has been known throughout the ages to have many uses. From medicinal uses to the use of cocoa as an exotic drink, it has almost always been a household commodity. Despite all it’s uses, many have “chocolate concerns”. One concern has always been whether chocolate is good for you. We know that dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate, and this is due to it’s higher polyphenols and lower sugar content. There are various types of chocolates available on the market but one thing is known for sure; do not replace your fruits and vegetables for chocolate. Should you be buying chocolate, check the ingredients; do not buy if it has refined sugar such as cane sugar, brown sugar or fructose. Click here to learn more about the various uses of chocolate and how to choose the right kind of chocolate to eat.http://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-chocolate-good-for-you.html – Care2 Healthy Living

Four In Ten Girls Born This Year Will Live To Be 100&#8230 But They’ll Have More Ill Health In Old Age

In 1951, 13 percent of girls born during that year were expected to live to reach 100. That percentage was increased to 40% for girls born during the year of 2013. National Statistics show that this rise in life expectancy mirrors worldwide trends, apart from notable exceptions including Zimbabwe and the Ukraine. Living longer is attributed to the worlds better education system and improved healthcare. This has now raised the question as whether the world can support an ageing population. As more and more people live to older ages, many also question what will happen to the world’s population. Economists do not view these as concerns, for claims are made that population growth will slow over the coming decades. Should people start to live longer lives then what is an appropriate retirement age? To learn more and find the answers to such questions click here – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2266795/Four-girls-born-year-live-100–theyll-ill-health-old-age.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 – Health | Mail Online

Alcohol Disrupts Sleep Cycles

Studies show that alcohol may get you off to sleep faster, but it upsets your normal sleep cycle. One or two glasses may be nice in the short-term, but if you continue to use alcohol before bedtime, it can cause significant problems such as insomnia. It is recommended that should you drink, it is best to leave an hour and a half to two hours before going to bed, giving the alcohol enough time to start wearing off. Research have shown that many become dependent on alcohol for sleep, and this eventually leads to a less restful sleep and turn many into snorers. This problem affects many, hence to learn more about alcohol uses before bedtime and it’s effects, click here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21147780#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa – BBC News – Health

7 Utensils That Help You Cook Healthy

Other than choosing what you eat, selecting the right tools for a slimmer waistline and a longer lifeline is important. The following are considered must have kitchen gizmos that will help you consume fewer calories. A twirl whisk, a handheld blender, a root vegetable mashed, an olive oil pourer with a flip lid, a good quality wooden spatula, a wire mesh skimmer and a steamer. Each of these have their own uses and are tremendously beneficial to you. To learn more about the benefits of each of these gizmos Click here – http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-utensils-that-help-you-cook-healthy.html – Care2 Healthy Living

How Gross Is Your Coffee Maker

Having a coffee or tea break is a popular British custom. When it comes to brewing coffee at home it is said that ignorance is bliss. Most coffee lovers are mainly concerned with flavour and strength, with taste being their number one concern. There are however, more than just coffee lurking inside those home-made brew. Should you see a slimy scale inside the coffee maker, then this is a good sign that germs are lurking and there is definitely something growing. Some may reason that coffee itself has antibacterial properties that neutralise these contaminants, however, research shows that it is only about 50 percent of bacteria that are killed.

To learn more about the best way to clean and care for your coffee maker click here – http://magazine.foxnews.com/at-home/how-gross-your-coffee-maker – Fox News Magazine RSS

Lack Of Deep Sleep In Old Age Can Contribute Significantly To Memory Loss

A good nights sleep has been linked to how well adults remember events the next day. New studies have found that a lack of deep restorative sleep in older people significantly contributes to memory loss. This deep restorative sleep is needed for the brain to press the record button and help store memories. It is noted that the older we get, the worse the quality of our deep sleep gets. It is also suggested that this deep sleep can be stimulated and once done, it may be possible to boost memory maintenance in the elderly. To learn more about how to stimulate deeper sleep and to improve memory loss please click herehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2269177/Lack-deep-sleep-old-age-contribute-significantly-memory-loss.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 – Health | Mail Online

Chewing Gum Ingredients And Your Teeth Video

Chewing Gum has always been claimed to fight cavities, freshen breath and whiten your smile. This is a scientific teaching thus you may wonder, can statements stand up to support this. Yes they can, and surprisingly pretty well. One common ingredient on product packaging is Xylitol. This artificial sweetener helps flavor the gum, prevents cavity-causing bacteria from growing in your mouth, and prevents plaque build up. Chewing stimulates saliva production, which washes away food particles and acid that rot teeth and gum. Hence, the best time to chew is after every meal for at least 10 minutes. Chewing gum with sugar however, cancels any of these beneficial effects.

Click here to view this video outlining the advantages and disadvantages of chewing gum http://www.care2.com/greenliving/chewing-gum-ingredients-your-teeth-video.html – Care2 Healthy Living