Health Tips

Honey for your cuts and scrapes

After washing a cut, pour a dab of honey on it before covering it with a bandage. Believe it or not, honey has powerful antibacterial properties. A recent study found that it was capable of destroying almost all strains of the most common wound-infecting bacteria.

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Reaching for the soap bottle labeled "antibacterial" won't necessarily reduce your risk of getting sick or passing illness along to others-in fact, there is no evidence that antibacterial soaps are more effective than regular ones.  In fact, long term exposure to some ingredients in these products, such as triclosan, may pose health risks like bacterial resistance or hormonal effects, according to a 2013 FDA statement.

 

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After a long, exhausting workday, exercising sounds like the last thing you'd want to do, but getting your sweat on will actually energize you.  Fatigue along with mood and depression improved after a single 30 minute moderate intensity exercise session, according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

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You should ditch all soda including diet.  Research from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed that overweight and obese adults who drank diet beverages ate more calories from food than those who drank regular soda.  Additionally, a University of Texas study found that diet soda drinkers had a 70% greater  increase in waist circumference than non-drinkers over the course of 10 years.

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