Health Tips Weekly Update #365Health

On January 1st, The Travel Pharmacist Facebook Page started a new resolution. We decided to provide an informative health and wellness tip every single day of 2015. #365Health

We’re covering everything from diet and exercise to herbal, OTC, and prescription remedies – and, of course – the vacation and “exploring the world” health tips you’d expect from The TRAVEL Pharmacist.

Here is a recap of last week’s offerings…

Saturday –

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Avoid travel headaches – literally! Changes in cabin pressure can cause the sinus cavities to swell shut, causing headache pain and head discomfort. To prevent this particular travel headache, try taking an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen (Motrin) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) 30 minutes before you take off. Happy Travels!

Sunday –

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A glass of wine is equivalent to one hour in the gym. Best news ever, LOL! Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are equivalent to those that we get from exercise. Everything in moderation, of course!

Monday –

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Got the Monday Blues? Grab an orange or a tangerine! Citrus fruits have the ability to raise levels of chemicals in the brain that affect your mood. And they pack a big dose of natural vitamin C. Orange you glad you read this today? 🙂

Tuesday –

Diet stalled?

Is your diet stalled? Try this simple trick. Switch out your dinner plates for salad plates and fill ’em up. The visual illusion tells our brain that we’re full more quickly, saving 40% extra calories from a typical meal!

Wednesday –

Naps are nice

Naps are nice! Nappers know that taking a short rest can refresh the mind and body. Health benefits of naps also include reduced stress levels, memory improvement, increased alertness and boosts of creativity. Cats know what’s good for them!

Thursday –

Cool Mist humidifier

Misty morning promote better sleep. At night when you’re sleeping with the heat on, microscopic irritants can be a nuisance – drying nasal passages and causing a scratchy throat. A cool-mist humidifier gives back soothing moisture and allows for deeper sleep.

Friday –

The power of the pen

The power of the pen (or pencil)! It’s a good idea to always bring your own pen to sign in at the doctor’s office or urgent care clinic. Lots of sick people are coming through and you don’t want to pick up their icky germs. For the same reason, you should also avoid flipping through the magazines in the waiting room – though that’s a tough one for me.

Wishing you a happy and healthy week!

Come visit our Facebook Page every morning for your dose of good health or enjoy the Health Tips #365Health recap here on Fridays.

What was YOUR favorite health tip this week?

11 Replies to “Health Tips Weekly Update #365Health”

  1. Great tips. When we winter in Arizona, we sleep with a cool-mist humidifier on. We do that because the air is so dry. Turns out it has benefits for better sleep too. Now, I’m off to eat an orange.

  2. These are great! I especially like the ones about the health benefits of naps and drinking red wine—although red wine does usually give me a headache. Maybe I could take prophylactic ibuprofen before medicating myself with red wine. I look forward to your weekly recaps.

  3. These are great tips. I especially like the one about the wine!:-) Kevin is very good with the napping, which he happens to be doing right this minute. Years ago when I was trying to lose weight, I used the salad plate method you mentioned and it worked great.

    As for my health tip for a healthy life is to get out and get some exercise, we love hiking but even a walk around the park would be a good. I find it clears your head mentally and gives you some fresh air.

    Ruth

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