Where Nasty Germs Hide!!

1. Kitchen sponges and dishrags.

2. Kitchen sinks.

3.Toothbrush holders.

4.Countertops.

5. Bathroom faucets.

6. TV remotes.

7. Refrigerator handles.

8. Doorknobs.

9. Public touch spots such as ATM keypads.

10. Shopping carts. read more »

BPA on Dollar Bills and Cash Register Receipts

Did you know that Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that is banned in baby bottles, is found on dollar bills and cash register receipts printed on thermal paper?!?

Most cash register receipts that contain BPA have a shiny filmy texture that a person can write on with their fingernail. Paper makers use it because it is cost-effective.

When you touch dollar bills or cash register receipts that have BPA on it, the BPA can rub off onto your hands. If you don’t wash your hands before you touch food you are going to eat, you just ate some BPA. read more »

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

You have two kidneys located near the middle of your back, just under your rib cage.

The main job of the kidneys are to filter wastes and extra water from the blood to make urine. Wastes can build up in the body when the kidneys are damaged.

If you are at risk for kidney disease, there are important steps you can take to keep your kidneys healthy. read more »

Dr. Oz’s Anti Diarrhea Drink

Dr. Oz says… Don’t let diarrhea tie you to the toilet!!

Try Dr. Oz’s anti-diarrhea drink and keep your plumbing running smoothly!!

Ingredients
1 cup coconut water
1/4 cup orange juice
A pinch of salt

Directions

Stir together and enjoy.

Scammers Offering Cheap Home Exercise Equipment, Don’t Buy It!!

Article from June, 10, 2011

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is hearing from consumers who have lost money on offers they found on Craigslist advertising home exercise equipment at 50% off in some cases. They say that after paying for their exercise equipment with Green Dot MoneyPak gift cards, the merchandise they ordered was not delivered and the scammers dropped out of contact.

According to consumers and information in BBB files, these scammers are moving from Craigslist ad to Craigslist ad, website to website, making the same fraudulent offer. The most recent bogus site – allegedly offering discounted home exercise equipment – reported to the BBB was www.directhomefitness.com. read more »

Tips for Stretching

Stretch at least three times a week to maintain flexibility.

Don’t hold your breath during a stretch.

Do not stretch until it hurts. If there’s any pain, stop.

A session should last 10 to 20 minutes, with each static stretch held at least 10 seconds (working up to 20 to 30 seconds) and usually repeated about four times. Some trainers believe that stretches should be held for one to two minutes, but this is controversial.

Stretch before exercising or playing a sport to improve performance and perhaps prevent injury. read more »

Sustain a Healthy Weight

A person must maintain calorie balance over time to achieve and sustain a healthy weight.

People who are “most successful” at achieving and maintaining a healthy weight do so through continued attention to consuming only enough calories from foods and beverages to meet their needs, and by being physically active.

To improve health, and to prevent and/or reduce overweight and obesity, a person must “decrease” the calories they consume from foods and beverages and “increase” the calories they expend through physical activity and reduce the time they spend in sedentary behaviors. read more »

Carbohydrates


Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients. There are two main types of carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates and simple carbohydrates. Carbohydrates include sugars, starches, and dietary fiber:

Sugars (Simple carbohydrates)
A simple carbohydrate composed of one unit – a monosaccharide, such as glucose or fructose – or two joined units – a disaccharide, such as lactose or sucrose. Sugars include: read more »

Common Complaints of Pregnancy

1. Nausea and Vomiting

For some women nausea and vomiting, often called hyperemesis or morning sickness, may occur in the early months of their pregnancy. It is a result of their body adjusting to the higher hormone levels of pregnancy. For women who experience this discomfort, there are some things they can try: read more »

Estimated Calorie Needs Per Day

These are the estimated amounts of calories needed per day to maintain calorie balance for various age groups and gender at three different levels of physical activity – sedentary, moderately active, and active. read more »