Today, we offer new tips for living well. Previously, we posted about:
Three in-depth infographics to help YOU live well.
The effects of color on YOUR body.
Eight tips to help you.
For many of us who have undergone chemo, as well as those now undergoing chemo, eating may be quite challenging. The side effects can be sometimes be overwhelming. So, what can we do to eat better during chemotherapy?
“During chemotherapy, meals should be your time-out from everything medical—a chance to rest, build your strength and enjoy the company of loved ones. Eating healthy, satisfying foods every day also can help you:
Click the image to access the slideshow and eight tips.
How can we have a better memory?
This topic certainly interests me. Why? Just last week, I forgot something and had to drive back. And there are many times I walk upstairs to my home office and forgot why I’m there. As we age, our memory usually becomes more challenging.
While not a cure all, tips from Adam Grant, writing for the NY Times, may be helpful:
“’Everybody has a great memory for something, Joshua Foer explained on my WorkLife podcast. “Incredible memory capacities are latent inside of all of us — if we use the right techniques to awaken them. So ditch the bad study habits you learned in school, and start with these three steps.”
“First: Say goodbye to the all-nighters of cramming. In a series of experiments, students listened to stories and then took a test of how much information they remembered an hour later. Recall spiked by 10 to 30 percent if they had been randomly assigned to sit and do nothing in a dark, quiet room for a few minutes right after hearing the story. Your mind needs rest and space to consolidate and store information. That’s especially true for people who have memory difficulties. When the same experiment was done with patients who had suffered strokes and other neurological injuries, resting improved their recall to 79 percent from 7 percent.”
“Second: Don’t bother with rereading or highlighting. Research reveals that they don’t help much; they’re too passive. Instead, try something active: quiz yourself. Evidence shows that practice tests lead to better retention than any other technique. When you retrieve knowledge from your mind over and over again, you know where to find it the next time, and you quickly discover where the gaps in your memory are.”
“Third: Tell someone. In a recent experiment, people learned about sound waves and the Doppler effect. (You know, the phenomenon that causes the siren on a police car to be high-pitched as it approaches you and drop as it passes you). At the end of studying, the participants were randomly assigned to deliver a lesson on the material with or without notes. A week later, they came back and had to take a surprise test on their recall. The ones who had taught the lesson without notes did better.”
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Please be good. 🙂
“While quitting smoking and eating right are certainly important to your health, they aren’t the only habits to consider. There are many seemingly harmless things you do every day that could be bad for you—so bad that they could up your cancer risk.”
Click the image below for a short Sharecare slideshow and see what habits you may want to rethink to stay as healthy as possible.
Great Medicare resources!!
Medicare offers numerous tips through its Web site. And it offers good advice to help you fight Medicare fraud and protect your identity.
In a recent E-mail, Medicare offered three specific tips:
Click the Medicare logo to learn more about its resources.
Great resources and information.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the Mayo Clinic is ranked as number one on its Best Hospitals Honor Roll:
“It is nationally ranked in 15 adult and 7 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 1 adult specialty and 9 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. What became the Mayo Clinic was founded in 1889 in Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic opened hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1986 and Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1987. The Mayo Clinic Health System was established in 1992 and owns 19 hospitals in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is the teaching arm of the Mayo Clinic. The hospital’s two Rochester campuses include the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital. The Mayo Clinic has a large integrated transplantation program.”
All of this means that the online Mayo Clinic resources are quite valuable. Check them out.
At its main Web site, the Mayo Clinic provides a lot of information. Click the image to visit the home page.
The Mayo Clinic has its own YouTube channel with numerous videos. Here is one example.
At this Web site, the Mayo Clinic:
Here is an example.
The Mayo Clinic participates with a variety of social media, including Facebook and Instagram. Click the images to visit those pages.