In addition to getting enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, focus on protein in the morning, says Dr. Rekha B. Kumar, an attending endocrinologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Packing your breakfast with protein will keep blood sugar and some “hunger hormones” more stable throughout the day, helping to control your appetite. Egg-white omelets, Greek yogurt, and protein shakes are examples. Dr. Kumar also advises to avoid eating too much sugar, especially in the form of high fructose corn syrup. Consuming excess sugar leads to a condition called insulin resistance, which is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, a fatty liver, and cardiovascular disease. It has also been associated with cirrhosis, neuropathy, kidney disease, general inflammation, and cancer.
Whether it’s setting the alarm to work out in the morning, ditching negative body talk, or practicing yoga poses for a better night’s sleep, 2019 has been chock full of wellness tips. As the ball drops and we head into the new year, our resolution is to make 2020 the year of continuing to improve our wellness. Here’s a roundup of our favorite blog posts with expert tips and tricks on all things wellness!
Protect Yourself From the Flu
While getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu, you can take other steps, too. Dr. Melissa Stockwell, the medical director for the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry, says the first thing to do is wash your hands often to protect yourself from germs. It is best to wash your hands for 20 seconds, which is equal to singing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitizer.
You’ve heard the buzz about natural deodorant, but are you ready to make the switch? Clean beauty and wellness expert Paula Hoss — founder of CLN&DIRTY Natural Skincare — gives us her guide to finding and using natural deodorants!
Whether you’re tempted by the fast-food at each terminal or stressed out just looking at the long security lines, traveling takes a toll on your body. Here are a few tips to keep your healthy routine and have some fun while out of office!