Summer Skin Safety

Summer Skin Safety

  • Summer Skin Safety

While it’s always sunny in San Diego, it’s important to be mindful of skin safety this Summer. Check out these tips for protecting your skin all year-round:

  • Most sunscreen SPF ratings are done with application of the cream twice as thick as most people put it on.  Go for at least SPF 30 to 50 to be on the safe side. By the time you rub it all the way in, the SPF will be half as much as the bottle says.
  • For the amount of sunscreen to use, think as much as a shot glass to cover the body.  And don’t forget sunscreen ratings assume you will re-apply every two hours and every hour if in the water or sweating.
  • The broadest UVA protection is offered by zinc oxide.  And NO, this is NOT the zinc oxide your dad used to wear on his nose making it white when you all went to the beach as kids.  Today’s zinc oxide, in the right product, is micronized or ultra-micronized such that it rubs in and you don’t see it at all.

Keep this in mind next time you’re having fun in the sun!

Rehydration Rules

  • Rehydration Rules

Not all fluids are created equal. It’s important to think about this when workouts leave you drenched or when it’s so hot outside your clothes cling to your body. If you don’t hydrate, your body and brain can suffer. During exercise, the average person should drink about two cups of water every 30 minutes to replace the fluids you’re losing. Research shows that milk is also an ideal recovery beverage, packed with protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Drink up (if you’re not intolerant of dairy)!

This Beet Smoothie Has Anti-Aging Powers

  • Beet Smoothie Anti-Aging

The ingredient that has been having a moment on social media lately, beets are superfood stars for reasons beyond their brilliant appearance. The veggie is packed with important nutrients like B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium and more. Plus, they are known to detox the liver, and possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making them useful for anti-aging and skincare. Click here for an anti-aging beet smoothie recipe.

Chocolate May Improve Cognitive Function

  • Chocolate May Improve Cognitive Function

Need an excuse to raid that chocolate stash? A new study shows that cocoa flavanols could boost cognitive function within just a few hours of consumption. To sweeten the deal, researchers found that regular, long-term intake of cocoa flavanols may also protect against cognitive decline. It looks like a little bit of chocolate can do wonders, so enjoy that chocolate bar!

15 Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated

  • Chocolate May Improve Cognitive Function

According to the rule of thumb, you’re supposed to drink eight glasses of water per day. However, roughly 20% of our daily water intake comes from solid foods, especially fruits and vegetables. It’s still important to drink plenty of water. Click here to read more about 15 hydrating foods, which are at least 90% water by weight.

Intense Exercise Reduces Cellular Aging by Nine Years

  • Exercise Reduces Cellular Aging

Findings from a recent study show significant exercise is tied to nearly a decade of slower cell aging. It seems that highly active individuals enjoy the benefits of a younger-feeling body. Adults who constantly engage in demanding exercises have a biological aging boost of nine years versus those who live comparably idle lifestyles. Will you jump on the exercise train?

The Healthiest Fruits for Your Body

  • Healthiest Fruits

While it’s not exactly breaking news that fruit is good for you, it’s important to keep in mind about the health benefits of each variety. Are grapes as good for you as raspberries?  Understanding the nutritional perks of each fruit isn’t always self-explanatory, but it can help you maximize your health goals. Read more here.

Benefits of Nasal Irrigation

  • Nasal Irrigation

The spring pollen has flown in and already swirling around the air like a hurricane. As victims, we are plagued with an itchy nose, sneezing, rhinitis, sinusitis, watery eyes, coughing and a general feeling of misery. Nasal irrigation offers a simple opportunity for relief of this. Routine use can improve symptoms, decrease the need for additional treatment and more. Will you try a nasal spray?

Anti-Aging Powers of Broccoli Enzyme

  • Broccoli enzyme

Scientists have shown in a study that giving mice a natural compound called NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) compensated for the loss of efficiency in the energy supply chain, which is a key driver in the aging process. This is found naturally in some foods including broccoli, cabbage, avocado, cucumber, and edamame beans. While it compensates for loss of energy production, it can also reduce typical aging signs, loss of insulin sensitivity, weight gain and decline in physical activity.

Why Researchers Recommend Eating Avocado Every Day

  • Eating avocado every day

We’ve got very good news for guacamole lovers everywhere. A new review suggests that eating avocado is a simple (and delicious) way to prevent metabolic syndrome. Named “the new silent killer,” metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a combination of three or more risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. The research has shown that avocados have the most beneficial effects on cholesterol levels, and can help fight pretty much every aspect of metabolic syndrome. All the more reason they deserve superfood status!

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