May 9, 2008
about almost everything. This Mother's Day, check out this best pieces of advice that moms give. Or better yet, slip them into your mom's card this year, as proof that she was correct all along.
As it turns it, it might be Mother, not Father, who knew best.
Wash your hands. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to prevent illness and stop the spread of germs. Be sure to cleanse thoroughly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds every time.
Button up. How many times did your mom tell you to button your coat or zip up your jacket as a kid? She had a good reason: Cold weather stresses the immune system, making you more susceptible to infection.
Eat your vegetables. Numerous studies have confirmed that a diet rich in vegetables can strengthen your immune system and reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and even some cancers.
Turn off the TV. Studies have shown that there's a direct link between TV watching and low literacy rates, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Some experts also believe that TV promotes violent behavior and high-risk activities.
Stop touching your face. Not only does touching your face increase your risk of getting sick; it can also lead to acne, no matter how old you are. When you touch your face, the bacteria on your hands transfers to the new surface. From there, bacteria settle in your pores and create blemishes.
Posted by Jane at Friday, May 09, 2008 |