How Older Adults Can Ensure Their Health Is Always At Its Best

Many people may feel as though they’re trying their best to live healthy lives. However, there may come a time when you don’t feel heard or like you are making any progress. Multiple hospital stays and being on countless medications for a health issue that is not improving can be incredibly frustrating.

This is where being an advocate for your own health comes in. The times when the doctor’s word was final are long gone. You must play an active role in your healthcare to ensure you get positive results and maintain control over what happens to your body.

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DINING OUT? 6 TIPS TO GET YOUR FIX AND STAY HEALTHY

Due to increasing numbers of people coming down with illnesses caused by sedentary lifestyles and changing environmental conditions, many people today have made the decision to lead much healthier lives by becoming more mindful of what they eat.

If you are one such individual, you might be thinking about skipping eating out altogether from now on because you’re convinced that there is nothing healthy about the food that restaurants serve.

This isn’t true at all!

Staying home and cooking your own meals based on healthy recipes is definitely wise, but this is not your only option. You can still dine out with your family and friends and enjoy your meal.

Just follow these six tips for healthy dining out:

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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DENTAL HEALTH (AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOUR OVERALL WELLNESS)

Surprisingly, what’s happening in your mouth has a huge impact on your general wellness. Good oral hygiene can prevent more than a toothache.

Did you know that the state of your mouth says a lot about your overall health? Decades of research have shown there’s a strong link between oral health and overall wellness. Continue reading

5 REASONS WHY JAPANESE FOOD IS HEALTHY

What Makes Japanese Cuisine One of the Healthiest in the World?

You will find thousands of Japanese restaurants not just in Japan but across the world. Its global prevalence is a testament to how great this cuisine is.

The popularity of Japanese cuisine, though, does not simply lie in its inherently delectable and unique flavors, and visual appeal. Another reason why Japanese cuisine restaurants continue to dominate the food industry is due to the fact that Washoku or Japanese food is also healthier. As such, “eating Japanese” is a big hit among health foodies.

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What Food Labels Really Mean

The food store can sometimes be a confusing place. We’re all trying to eat healthily but sometimes it can be hard to know what’s healthy and what’s not. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at confusing food labels can be and will hopefully help you to make informed choices on your next trip to the store. For example, the world natural on food labels helps you to sell $40 billion worth of food every year.

Organic is what you should be looking for as these products must contain 95% organically produced ingredients. However, any guidelines relating to the word natural are only recommended and there are no official FDA guidelines.

Another confusing aisle at the store can be the bread aisle as the labels can be a bit misleading. For example, multigrain only means that the bread contains more than one grain and it does not mean it is more nutritional. 100% whole grain is what you should look for as it means every nutrient in the grain is accounted for in the bread. See the full infographic now! Continue reading