“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” [Philippians 4:13]
Pat Seavert, RN PHN
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Pat Seavert RN PHN
Regular physical activity and exercise can help manage or prevent many health problems. Conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, certain cancers, and depression are some ailments that can be helped through routine physical activity. Other health benefits of exercise include:
- Improving the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol
- Building up physical endurance
- Reducing fall risks and arthritis
- Better sleep quality and duration
- Maintaining or losing weight
Regular exercise of 3-5 times a week for at least 30 minutes is strongly advised, (the exercise times holds true to any adult of any age!) Source: UMH Assisted Living Center
- Girls can smell more scents than boys!
- A human nose can recognize up to 10,000 different smells!
- Every person’s body has a unique smell – except for identical twins who smell the same!
- Other than the blueberry, there is no blue food in nature. Seeing food dyed blue can spoil an appetite!
- Sweet, salty, bitter, and sour are not the only tastes. There is a fifth taste called “umami.” You can taste it in ketchup, parmesan cheese, and pepperoni!
- University of Illinois researcher Frances “Ming” Kuo, in his studies regarding the relationship between nature and humans health, has found that greener environments reduce recuperation time after surgery, improve functioning of the immune system and improve blood sugar level in diabetes.
- Additional research links spending more time in nature as being beneficial in reducing stress and depression, speeding healing time, and reducing the need for pain medication.
- A study form Essex, England found that spending as little as five minutes a day in any kind of outdoor activity (i.e. walking, biking, gardening, boating) can boost moods and feelings of well- being!
Patricia K. Seavert RN PHN