Did you know that heart disease, which kills about 17.3 million people worldwide every year, is one of the largest public health burdens? Yet reducing your risk can be as simple as taking a 30 minute walk everyday. Are you looking for general health tips? Staying healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are three top health tips that you can incorporate into your everyday life, or that of your family’s.
1. Hair Health Tips
Did you know that your hair is healthiest when you’re in your 20s, according to a recent article in the La Times? Dr. Paradi Mirmirani also explains that keratin, which composes your hair, is a special protein, and your hair cycle can be affected if you do not ingest enough protein on a regular basis. This is especially important for women during breastfeeding and pregnancy. They also recommend washing your scalp, rather than your hair, since shampoo strips hair of its natural oils.
2. Senior Health Tips
As the air gets cold and ice is now only a few months away, reviewing preventative measures to prevent senior falls is a good idea. Falls are actually the number one cause of injuries and injury death among older Americans, and about 33% of American seniors experience a fall each year. APlaceForMom blog recommends that seniors attend exercise and balance programs, and for relatives to pay attention to whether senior family members are holding onto falls and furniture while walking, as this could indicate a vision or balance issue that precipitates a fall.
3. Baby Health Tips
A recent study has indicated that, in spite of increased SIDS risk, babies sharing beds with their caregivers has been on the rise. Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine found that, over the past 20 years, the prevalence of this practice has increased, especially in hispanic and black families. Black infants are 3.5x more likely to share a bed, and they are also at the highest risk of accidental suffocation, as well as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is associated with bed sharing. The study indicated that more than 50% of the caregivers were given no guidance from health care providers about bed sharing, and those who did receive it, followed the advice. Instead of sleeping with your baby, keep them in the room separately, in a bed specifically designed for infant use.
Have any baby, general, or senior health tips to share?