IN YOUR DAILY DOSE:you’ll discover new research associating physical health conditions with the risk of suicide.
MAKING CHANGES: Making smart life choices reduces your risk of physical challenges - and therefore your risk of emotional turmoil.
FACT OR FICTION: If your cat sound different today than she did yesterday, you might just be right. But, did you know the reason for the difference in communication?
In The News
Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine examined how physical illness impacts the risk of suicide risk. The researchers discovered 17 different physical health conditions - such as diabetes, back pain and heart disease - that were associated with the risk of suicide.
Suicide is a major driver in mortality risk in the United States, with more than 45,000 people dying in the past 15 years and rising at an alarming rate. In the study, two conditions, sleep disorders and HIV/AIDS were responsible for greater than twice the increase in suicide risk.
Daily Health Tip
Making smart lifestyle choices helps to prevent many physical illnesses, and therefore reduce your risk of emotional depression and suicide risk.
Smart health choices include sleeping at least 8 hours each night, eating a diet low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats, reducing your stress levels and staying well hydrated each day. Consider adding at least 30 minutes of exercise each day and cutting out or back on smoking, drinking and trans fats.
Today, I focus on the health of my cells. I understand that the efficient function of my cells is paramount to my overall health, so I ensure my cells get the nutrients they need.
1. How can I help my cells stay strong through diet or fitness changes?
2. How can I help my family members prevent illness?
3. What resources can I use to learn more about how foods or additives affect my body?
Fact or Fiction?
Snakes are interesting creatures who keep our gardens free of pests. However, some species can get quite large, requiring a great deal more food than the common Garter Snake. The longest is the Reticulated Python which can grow up to 33 FEET long. The widest or fattest, is the Anaconda, who can grow up to 44 inches in diameter. Neither of these snakes should be met on a dark night!
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team