Hey, haven't talked since last year... Welcome BACK to the bi-weeky newsletter 'For the Health of It'. Hoping your 2023 is off to a great start. Today, we're talking about something we're trying called 'The 100-mile diet', why humans LOVE cats, how genetics and financial's might effect you, and more!
Best of luck sticking to your resolutions ;)
Celebrity Health Spotlight
With a leading role in the new Netflix series The Recruit, not to mention a part in superhero blockbuster Black Adam, Noah Centineo is officially exiting his teen heartthrob era and becoming a bona fide action star. This means he's spent the last year or so getting into the best shape of his life—although unlike a lot of other ripped actors, he doesn't spend much time counting calories or macros.
Today in Genetics
Believe it or not, knowing your relatives’ genetics can help your financial planning. During the holidays you may have noticed how your relatives have aged and couldn’t help but reflect on your own genetics.
At some point you’ll have to ask your “first degree” relatives – those who share half of your genetic information like siblings and parents (and offspring) — embarrassing questions. The holidays might have been an awkward time for difficult conversations. But be resolved to ask genetic questions in 2023. They are intertwined with financial and retirement planning in ways that may not have occurred to you..read the entire article now.
This Week's Health Hack
Try to maintain the 100-Mile diet
Eating local can reduce the carbon footprint of your food choices. White concedes this doesn’t work for everyone and that social and economic factors play a role. But if possible, she suggests considering what’s known as the “100-mile diet,” which means purchasing produce from farmers within a 100-mile radius of where you live.
Now in the News
Here’s some of our favorite moments in the news cycle this week.
While many children can get injured on the field, the numbers are mostly declining – and sports are important for their physical and mental health, doctors say. They explain how to prevent and treat sports injury in kids.
There are some 85 million cats in American households, many of which are cherished family members. What is behind felines’ appeal to humans? Could it be their apparently choosy nature? And what is their effect on human health? This Special Feature investigates...
If you’re sick or have been injured, you might not know whether the emergency room or urgent care is the right place to be treated. The American College of Emergency Physicians offers some general advice, so you don’t have to wonder where to go when immediate medical attention is needed.