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Lori Brothers: Bundle up! The cold can impact your health
In order to cope with the winter cold weather, I’ve developed a habit of layering my clothing. I used to have the traditional winter coat, thick, heavy and warm. We all have the image in our heads of the little brother in “A Christmas Story,” all bundled up in the snow suit of the 1960s.
Lori Brothers: Hands off! Not touching your food is wise
Put down those sandwiches! Don’t touch that pizza! The evidence points to keeping hands off of your food if you want to avoid germs during the cold and flu season. This winter, use a fork or spoon at breakfast, lunch and dinner to handle your food, if you can.
Lori Brothers: Canes not just for the elderly
It is interesting how our culture has reduced the walking cane to a sign of aging or decrepitation.In “finer times” the walking cane, often called a walking stick, was used as a tool in traveling. It was also common to use a cane as a fashion statement, show of status or to hide a weapon.
Lori Brothers: Balancing on one foot can improve focus, calm the mind
I found an interesting chart on sharecare.com that lists the amount of seconds you should be able to stand on one foot (based on your age) with your eyes closed.
Lori Brothers: Forget scissors and paper — be a healthy rock
Remember the game Rock-Paper-Scissors (RPS)? A friend of my recently gifted me with a new CD by an artist we both like named Jack Johnson. One of the songs is called “Shot Reverse Shot.”
Lori Brothers: You can contribute to cultural wellness
Have you noticed that wherever you go, there is a retail cashier inviting you to take a phone-in survey? I bet you never considered that it might be the link to improving the health of our culture. I know I promote healthy living. How about the health of our culture?
Lori Brothers: Change ‘the way it’s always been’
Did I ever tell you the pot roast story? It is something I heard in church and it really stuck with me. This is my rendition.
Lori Brothers: Seeking answers to your health questions
People have been asking me where I learned all of the things that I write about each week in this column. It was Socrates who said, “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” And that’s my answer to you all.
Lori Brothers: It’s time to get hooked on fish oil supplements — for reel
For a long time, I was faithful in eating milled flax seed or taking flaxseed oil. It is a source of getting the essential fatty acids necessary to balance health. It has a nutty flavor, which I enjoy, and it’s good for me.
Lori Brothers: Choose your caffeine intake wisely
In my investigations about the good and bad of caffeine I found two quotes, authors unknown, that I found highly amusing. “Herbal tea tastes so much better when it’s coffee,” and “Coffee is not my cup of tea.”
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