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Health Tips

Don’t eat or drink large amounts before bedtime. Eat a light dinner about two hours before sleeping. If you’re prone to heartburn, avoid spicy or fatty foods, which can make your heartburn flare and prevent a restful sleep. Also, limit how much you drink before bed. Too much liquid can cause you to wake up repeatedly during the night for trips to the bathroom.

Preventing Heartburn: Don’t overeat. Avoid tight clothing, especially waist-pinching belts. Stay upright for several hours after eating – don’t eat just before bedtime or lie down for a nap right after a meal. If you frequently suffer form heartburn, avoid those foods you know you have a problem with. Limit fat intake since fat slows the emptying of the stomach. Elevate the head of your bed by six inches or more. This may be the single most important mechanical altera-tion heartburn sufferers can make.

Eat Healthy: Make sure you eats lots of fruit and vegetables each and every day. Even try adding a multivitamin to your daily routine. You’ll soon see the difference.

Exercise regularly. Regular physical activity, especially aerobic exercise, can help you fall asleep faster and make your sleep more restful. Don’t exercise within three hours of your bedtime, however. Exercising right before bed may make getting to sleep more difficult.

Cover up in the sun: UV rays are penetrating the earth’s atmosphere all year long. It’s important to wear protection at all times to protect yourself from excessive sun exposure.

Eating fast food every day and not exercising is bad for liver, according to a new study. Swedish researchers studied 18 lean, healthy students (12 men and 6 women).They ate meals from popular chains twice a day for one month while refraining from exercise.

Relax: Relaxation has actually become a medical treatment. It’s very important to relax in the evenings after working. Try find somewhere that you feel comfortable, and just kick back. It can be anywhere from a chair, to a bubble bath.

Be safe on the roads: follow the Highway Code. Learn the First Aid ABC – airways, breathing, circulation. Take up cancer screening opportunities.

Don ‘t Smoke: Give up smoking as soon as you can. Smoking not only causes lung cancer, but its also recently been linked to many other illnesses. Research has shown that smoking reduces life expectancy by seven to eight years. So try giving up the next one.

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