My Favorite Healthy Lifestyle Reads for Week Ending January 17, 2021

Nutrition

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Pandemic Plates: Nutrition Experts Reveal Top Consumer Diet Changes Due to COVID-19 The 2021 “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey with 1,165 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists identify key diet trends, top superfoods and wellness eating tips.

MIND and Mediterranean Diets Correlated with Later Onset of Parkinson’s disease

Close adherence to these diets was found to delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease in this small study of 176 participants by 17.4 years in women and 8.4 years in men. What’s good for the gut is good for the brain is good for the heart.

Exercise

Extra Exercise in Midlife Could Protect the Brain Later This is a spinoff of last weeks post on the published research. Move more middle agers, it bears repeating.

How to Take Fitness Breaks at Work Can you plank on a conference call? I can.

Mental and Emotional Health

Boost Vitality by Engaging Your Brain A decline in cognitive health is one of our greatest fears. In addition to a healthy diet, exercise and good sleep, there are two additional factors that create a healthy mind. They are 1) Continuing work 2) Satisfaction in life. A great study from Harvard Health!

Yoga for All Head to toe benefits are reviewed, inside and out. This brief article takes you beyond pretzel formation and has several resources for further reading and pose.

Recipes of the Week

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Cilantro Dressing The dressing alone is a recipe worth saving.

Green Pear Juice Tired of the same old smoothie? I’m adding these ingredients to my grocery list: pears, kale, cucumber, lemon and ginger.


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