Simple Tips to Achieve Greater Health

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It may sound too good to be true, but a good night’s sleep, staying on top of quick medical check-ups, and adding spices to your food can provide serious health boosts.

The Spice of Life

Turmeric, the bright yellow spice that gives curry its look and taste, packs a punch beyond the kitchen.

It’s used to treat everything from heartburn, headaches, and arthritis to stomach pain, diarrhea, gas, stomach bloating, and even some types of cancer. It tastes great in potato salad, omelettes, or anything that needs a bright, earthy kick of healthy flavor.

Clear Eyes

There are numerous benefits of getting your eyes checked early (3-5 years old) and often (every 5 years for most adults):

Prevent eye problems. When you catch eye diseases early, it’s more likely to be treatable.
Your eyes change – you need to adapt. Eye exams will help you identify how your eyes are changing and will also help you manage that change.

Over 65? Time for yearly check-ups. People over 65 can start having vision problems they’ve never had before, so yearly eye exams will help keep you on top of any ocular changes.

Sleep Tips

The list of health benefits from a good night’s sleep is so long you’d probably need to take a nap before you got to the end of it. Which you should totally do because sleeping is great for you.

A good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to optimize brain health over the course of your life.

4 sleep benefits that you may not have known:

  1. Learning – A process called consolidation helps to strengthen memories
  2. Waistband Management – Getting a full night’s sleep helps you cut fat rather than muscle.
  3. Chill Out – Stress and a lack of sleep go hand in hand.
  4. Injury Prevention – Sleep deprivation is linked to accidents, some of which can be serious.

4 ways to improve your sleep:

  1. Just Eat It – When you combine carbs and the amino acid Tryptophan you feel drowsy. Foods like whole-wheat pasta, chicken, pork, salmon, milk, and potatoes are all high in tryptophan which can promote sleep. Check out these five foods that can help you get a better night’s sleep.
  2. Wine Down – Late night wine drinking can reduce deep sleep, so aim to have your wine earlier in the evening.
  3. Wind Down – It takes time to get your body ready for sleep. Start relaxing about an hour before bed by reading, praying, meditating, etc.
  4. Stick to a Sleep Schedule – Set your circadian rhythm by going to bed at the same time every night.

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