In this week’s Health + Happiness episode, Joy and Vivien explain how pet farming is good for your health, making your healthy waffles, and discussing what’s really going on. when you crack your knuckles. Here’s a brief recap of what we learned in Episode 10. In case you missed out, you can watch the entire episode. here.
We love our furry friends: 45 percent of Americans have a Fido or Max under their roof, and a third are Kitty or Felix, according to statistics. And they loved us right away – pets could really help our health and well-being. Grooming, petting and walking beloved animals provide an immunity boosting drive. Pets can also be good for the heart because they lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides, and increase the amount of exercise people get. They can also reduce depression and feelings of loneliness. Not a pet owner? Visit a friend with a cute and cuddly creature to reap all these benefits.
The secret to unlocking the Knuckle
About half of us break our knuckles, and those who do it out of habit can do it more than five times a day! But does being popular have any harm? A quick anatomic lesson: Synovial fluid is the lubricant that surrounds the joints in your body. The sound we call “cracking” is actually a bubble in the liquid bursting out of the knuckle, similar to a bubble wrap. Knuckle crackers share the same function, grip, and range of motion as those without fingers, but their cartilage can be thicker than crackers. Bottom Line: If it doesn’t hurt and upset you and your family members don’t complain, you don’t have to stop snacking.
Headache Can be eaten
One simple food approach can help relieve headaches: flaxseeds, a plant-based source of omega-3 fats, have been shown to reduce the frequency, duration and severity of pain. head. Find ground flaxseeds; The powder is easier to digest and then blended into yogurt, oatmeal, cottage cheese, added to a smoothie or stirred into a pancake batter. Ground flaxseeds can also be used as a substitute for eggs in recipes; Mix 2 tablespoons of water with 2 tablespoons of flaxseed then add to your recipe.
How many teaspoons of added sugar per serving of cinnamon vermicelli? If you guessed 14, you were right! The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar for women and 9 teaspoons for men, which makes you skip most store or mall versions. . Instead, make a hand-made batch of cake by Joy, which she calls CinnaYums. You are in for a real treat.
Be a smart shopper with these five tips:
• Don’t shop on an empty stomach.
• Stick to the perimeter, that’s where you’ll find essentials, like fresh produce, milk, and protein.
• Carry a checklist and stick to it; This will cut down on attractive purchases.
• Hit the aisle of frozen food to cut down on waste and spoilage (it can also save you cash).
• Avoid processed foods and check the ingredient list.
Step outside your comfort zone, challenge yourself to a new hobby, make new friends or try something risky. Become comfortable with discomfort. New and exciting opportunities await!
This is your week’s hope filled with health, well-being and a daily dose of Joy. For up-to-date episodes of Health + Happiness, check out your local listing here.