IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today you’ll discover that researchers have linked your height to specific diseases. Tall people are at higher risk for some and shorter for others. New research is being planned to evaluate the nutritional link between height and disease as well.
IN MAKING CHANGES today you’ll discover strategies that will help reduce your potential for disease, no matter how tall or short you are.
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover the amazing ways that dogs communicate with each other.
In The News
Researchers from Germany have discovered a relationship between height and disease. With a worldwide increase in height this link may help physicians reduce your risk potential for developing some of the leading chronic non-communicable diseases.
Although largely genetically determined, worldwide there has been an overall steady increase in height. The largest increase has been found in the Netherlands where Dutch men have experienced an overall increase of 20 cm over the past 150 years.
These observations led researchers to study the medical effects of the increase in height. The study demonstrated an important impact on health, irrespective of body fat content and other factors. They found that taller people had a lower risk of type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease but a higher risk of cancer.
The authors of the study suspect there are multiple factors in play to determine height of an individual, and therefore risk for certain diseases. They recommend that height play a larger role in the prevention strategies used by personal physicians.
Daily Health Tip
In this study from Germany and the United States, researchers identified the correlation between height and the risk factors for specific diseases. Although your risk may be higher, there continues to be lifestyle and nutritional choices you can make that will reduce your risk potential and increase the probability you will live a healthy life.
Making changes to your daily routine can be challenging. Each day we make choices that have long term effects on your health and wellness. What appears to be a small decision to drink tea each day will actually reap big rewards over the course of months and years. Here are several choices you can make that will reduce your risk potential for non-communicable diseases:
1. Get 8 hours of restorative sleep each night.
2. Drink enough water to stay hydrated and support your kidneys.
3. Steer clear of environmental and household toxins you find in cleaning supplies and plastics.
4. Use glass to store your foods.
5. As you are able, purchase free-range, GMO free, antibiotic/steroid free meat and eggs.
6. Eat a well-balanced diet rich in healthy fats and proteins and low in carbohydrates.
7. Limit your sugar and alcohol.
8. Quit smoking.
9. Take a vitamin supplement.
My Daily Affirmation
I take the time to share warm sentiments with my loved ones.
My loved ones are the most important people in my life. Their well-being is one of my primary focus points. I add to their happiness by taking the time to share warm sentiments with them.
Fact Or Fiction?
Dogs are amazing creatures, both what they do for us and what they do instinctively. They have several ways of marking their territory and telling dogs who come along after them who has been there and a little about themselves. Do you know how they do this?
Dogs have several ways of marking their territory. They have scent glands in their anus. When they poop those glands excrete scent telling the next dog who comes along a little about your dog. When they kick their legs to “cover” the poop, they also excrete scent from glands on their back paws.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team