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…
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!
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!
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? 🙂
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!
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!
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.
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?