Common Health Concerns You Can Stop Fretting Over
As the cool weather lingers, so do sicknesses. Who has Googled their symptoms and has suddenly diagnosed themselves with a rare disease? For many, the internet can do more scaring than helping, so keep these common health concerns at bay and rest easy.
Time to stock up on your baking supplies! Did you know vinegarÂ and baking soda can be used to clean almost anything? Mix 1Â 2/3 cups baking soda and 1â„2 cup of liquid soap in a bowl, thenÂ add 1â„2 cup of water to dilute. Finally, add 2 tablespoons of whiteÂ vinegar and transfer the solution to a clean 16 oz. squirt bottleÂ with a cap. You’ve just created an all-purpose cleaning solutionÂ that’s non-toxic, biodegradable, and gets the job done.
Unhealthy Family Tree
Are you terrified every time you look at your family tree? Don’tÂ worry, genes play little to no role in 95% of all diseases! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle automatically cuts cancer, heart diseases,Â and diabetes up to 80%. Exercising, eating balanced meals,Â staying away from smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight willÂ help keep you healthy.
Must Drink Water 24/7
You carry your water bottle everywhere with you: to the car, work,Â and home. Though we’re used to hearing that the general rule ofÂ thumb is to drink 8 glasses a day, most stay hydrated using thirstÂ as a guide. Use the urine-color trick: if it’s light yellow or clear,Â you’re safe.
However, note that certain illnesses, heat, dry conditions, andÂ physical activity require us to drink more water to compensate forÂ what we have lost.
I Only Eat Organic
You may be surprised to hear there are more natural carcinogensÂ in a cup of coffee than there are in a year’s worth of pesticide-treated produce! Pesticides aren’t necessarily good for you,Â but a five-to-ten daily veggie servings plan isn’t going to solelyÂ cause cancer. On the other hand, eating a diet devoid of produceÂ could. The solution: wash all veggies!
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