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Why Sleep Is Important For Your Health
Endorphins: If you are smiling i hope you are happy.When you are ;your brain releases chemicals (good ones) that improve almost all aspects of health.Factoid: fewer muscles to smile than frown;keep smiling. ...Read more
Emotions help us: cope with life's challenges. They act like safety valves on a pressure cooker, without the release of steam the pressure cooker would explode. On the one hand, holding back emotions can lead to taking them out on our bodies leading to headaches, backaches and other stress related medical issues. Uncontrolled emotions can lead to acting out getting into fights or other emotional outburst. ...Read more
No: If you eat a healthy, well-balanced, high-quality diet and have no other medical problems, you most likely don't need vitamin supplements. Also, most grains, milk, and table salt is already fortified per usda regulations. However, there are periods in one's life in which extra supplementation of certain vitamins is needed, e.g., pregnancy or chance of getting pregnant. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Meaning and Purpose: Our spirituality often helps us define our meaning and purpose for living. Having a clear idea what we are about and how are values fit in with our purpose helps us to be more in tune with our feelings and being. This increases our self esteem, especially if our spirituality allows us to see a positive good and impact on the world and people around us. ...Read more
Sleep Deprivation: Short term effects can include feeling tired, irritability, decreased attention & forgetfulness. It can impact one's immune system & mental health. Over time it can contribute to increased blood pressure, heart disease, stress & mental health illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron absorption: Nickel is a mineral. It is found in several foods including nuts, dried beans and peas, soybeans, grains, and chocolate. The body needs nickel, but in very small amounts. Nickel is a common trace element in multiple vitamins. Nickel is used for increasing iron absorption, preventing iron-poor blood (anemia), and treating weak bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more
You are what you eat: This is one very simple answer. What you consume provides the building blocks for all aspects of your cell structure as well as the substrates for you to make energy, detoxify things that can harm you and in general, your body needs fuel as well as supplies to function properly to grow or repair properly as well as defend from exposures in environment. Ur what you eat, drink, breathe, apply.... ...Read more
Why do you ask?: You're studying hard, and time talking with and learning from peers is also key. You need to eat sensibly, exercise & avoid the dangers of alcohol and drugs. The risks of neglecting this are obesity, loss of the self-esteem that goes with a good body, depression/dysthymia, social isolation, and the horrible consequences of mistakes while drunk/on drugs. It's a cruel world; staying fit helps. ...Read more
Can you please explain why cholesterol is important for your health and the function of your body?
Yes: Varies from person to person but symptoms include daytime sleepiness, lethargy/fatigue, concentration and memory difficulties, elevated blod pressures, anxiety and depression, irritability, etc. Long periods of sleeplessness can be particularly damaging to your heart and brain health. ...Read more
U R what U eat: Good nutrition is the foundation for good health. There is alot of misinformation & many opinions out there about what's good nutrition. My opinion is that everyone should stick to whole foods, avoiding sugar and most grains, and avoid processed foods (anything in a box or wrapper). Whole foods include unprocessed meat, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds. Whole foods don't need an ingredient label. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For future reference: Personal medical records are either old fashioned paper records or can be stored on the web. There are no controversies but have to be kept confidential. Especially with this computer age the web based medical records to be kept in a secure environment. Lot of information which is accurate as well can be stored in the web and easily accessible when ever you want it. ...Read more
Performance: There is a basic truth that you can never out perform your abilities but may underperform for a variety of reasons. The 4 prime considerations are: state of health; state of hunger; comfort of setting:& state of rest. The unrested individual is less likely to perform up to their ability level because vigilance to task will be off.Maintain the listed areas and effort produces better results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to trade off sleeping for excercise in order to get healthy? Which is more important physical health (body) or mental sharpness (sleep)
Personal Choice: The answer to this question lies within your own priorities. Spiritual dissonance within oneself can and does often lead to a stress response from the body. Humans are interactive biological organisms with a mind, body, spirit, and connectedness that all demand attention. Prioritize your meaning and purpose in life, and the other areas will benefit from your well being. ...Read more
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