I Can Do That!

I thought you might be interested in this article by Emily Cappiello. Purportedly, she wrote it for Reader’s Digest and MSN picked it up for their site as well. Read it below.

Doing This Activity 1 Hour a Week Lowers Heart Attack Risk by 70 Percent

You no doubt know that aerobic exercise like walking, cycling, and swimming can help your heart. But now it looks like strength training may be just as important for your ticker, according to research from Iowa State University. The best part? You only need to do it for about an hour a week.

In the study, published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, researchers analyzed the health, hearts, and exercise habits of more than 13,000 adults. They were focusing on three health issues: Heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events that weren’t fatal; total cardiovascular events including deadly ones; also, death from all causes.
The researchers discovered that people who regularly strength trained had a much lower risk of all three conditions. In fact, lifting weights for less than an hour per week could reduce the risk of a heart attack or a stroke by a staggering 40 percent to 70 percent. “People may think they need to spend a lot of time lifting weights, but just two (daily) sets of bench presses that take less than five minutes could be effective,” Duck-chul Lee, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, said in a press release.

Lee says the findings suggest you don’t have to hit the recommended aerobic-exercise guidelines—30 minutes a day, most days of the week—to lower your heart disease risk. “The results are encouraging,” he says, “but will people make weightlifting part of their lifestyle? Will they do it and stick with it? That’s the million-dollar question.” Lee did note that while cardio exercise is easier to incorporate into one’s lifestyle, it is essential to attempt to find some time to also participate in resistance training. This can include daily lifestyle activities like gardening or lifting heavy shopping bags.

Good news; don’t you think?

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Pass the Eggs!

Twenty Reasons to Start Your Day with Eggs

Yep! That’s what it says. Pay close attention to numbers 2 and 18.

20 Reasons to Start Your Morning with Eggs
When it comes to eggs, it seems we’ve been given scrambled messages. Many of us opt for egg whites over whole eggs because word on the street is that the yolk contains too much cholesterol and raises the risk of heart disease. The thing is, nutrition scientists now know that isn’t really the case. As a result, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer includes a 300-milligram cap of dietary cholesterol.
Now that we’ve expunged eggs’ unhealthy record, we have to rebuild their reputation. And Eat This, Not That! is here to help. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best reasons why you should add the mighty egg to your breakfast menu—beyond the fact that eggs are extremely convenient and versatile. Read on to learn more about the health benefits of eggs, and to blast fat fast—and live your healthiest, happiest life—don’t miss these 50 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds—Fast!

1. You’ll Boost Your Immune System

2. You’ll Improve Your Cholesterol Profile

3. You’ll Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

4. You’ll Have More Get-up-and-go

5. Your Skin and Hair Will Improve

6. You’ll Protect Your Brain

7. You’ll Save Your Life

8.  You’ll Have Less Stress and Anxiety

9. You’ll Protect Your Peepers

10. You’ll Improve Your Bones and Teeth

11. You’ll Feel Fuller and Eat Less

12. You’ll Lose Fat

13. You’ll Protect Your Liver

14. You’ll Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

15. You’ll Lower Inflammation

16. You’ll Grow Stronger Nails

17. You’ll Boost Your Brain Health

18. You’ll Raise Your HDL Cholesterol

19. You’ll Maintain Good Eye Sight

20.  You’ll Build Lean Muscle

To read more visit HERE.

Pacifier Health

I just have to pass this one on from US News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it may help protect your child against allergies, new research suggests.
Researchers interviewed 128 U.S. mothers of infants a number of times over 18 months. Among the moms of babies who used pacifiers, 30 cleaned the pacifier by sterilization, 53 hand-washed the pacifier, and nine cleaned the pacifier by sucking it.

“We found the children of mothers who sucked on the pacifier had lower IgE levels,” said lead author Dr. Eliane Abou-Jaoude, from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. IgE is a type of antibody related to allergic responses in the body. Higher IgE levels typically indicate a higher risk of having allergies and allergic asthma. The researchers checked the babies’ IgE levels at birth, 6 months and 18 months of age.

“We found that parental pacifier sucking was linked to suppressed IgE levels beginning around 10 months, and continued through 18 months,” said study co-author Dr. Edward Zoratti, also from the Henry Ford Health System.

The study was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) annual meeting, in Seattle. Such research is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

“Further research is needed, but we believe the effect may be due to the transfer of health-promoting microbes from the parent’s mouth. It is unclear whether the lower IgE production seen among these children continues into later years,” Zoratti said in an ACAAI news release.
“We know that exposure to certain microorganisms early in life stimulates development of the immune system and may protect against allergic diseases later,” Abou-Jaoude added.

“Parental pacifier sucking may be an example of a way parents may transfer healthy microorganisms to their young children,” she said. “Our study indicates an association between parents who suck on their child’s pacifier and children with lower IgE levels, but does not necessarily mean that pacifier sucking causes lower IgE.”

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Swirling!

Okay, y ‘all, rather than do a full cut and paste, I’m sending you to another blogger. You just have to read her Thanksgiving Menu and peruse her recipes. Oh my stars! Enjoy! Here’s the LINK.

Appetizers:
Thanksgiving Cheese Board
Thyme and Garlic Baked Camembert
Brie Stuffed Mushrooms

Main Course:
Herb Roasted Turkey
Homemade Gravy
Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Sides:
Fall Farmers Market Salad
Wild Mushroom Stuffing
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
Spicy Garlic Green Beans
Charred Carrots with Herbs
Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
Chipotle Mashed Sweet potatoes
Peas and Pancetta

Desserts:
Apple Crisp
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Marshmallow Meringue

Ideas are swirling!