Best health tips before and during pregnancy
- Quit smoking, drinking, and drug use before getting pregnant. Limit exposure to smoke from others.
- Get regular, moderate exercise before and during pregnancy.
- Eat a diet based largely on fruits and vegetables; if obese, reduce weight before pregnancy and limit weight gain during pregnancy. Avoid eating fish that have high mercury levels, such as swordfish, king mackerel and some types of tuna. (Anchovies, crab, salmon, whitefish, and oysters are considered safe.)
- Get illnesses such as diabetes, seizure disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, and auto-immune conditions under control before getting pregnant.
- Prevent infections by getting immunizations, particularly against the flu, hepatitis, pneumonia, and pertussis, which can be dangerous for the child; vaccinating the mom also provides protection for the baby until he/she is old enough to get his/her own shots. If you get a fever, take anti-fever medications.
- Take prenatal vitamins, starting at least 3 months before pregnancy. (Two studies have found this reduces the risk of autism by roughly 40 percent.)
Read the other 4 tips from The Boston Globe here:
Lift Your Breasts
Breast growth isn’t just a literal term. You can actually make your breasts appear to be bigger by performing an exercise that “lifts” them.
Underneath your breasts are a series of muscles called the “pectorals”. These are what you can see on men’s chests and are also what can lift up the breasts and make them appear to be more round and perky.
There’s a very good exercise which works these muscles and makes your breasts seem a lot bigger:
- Lie down on a mat. Hold one weight in each hand and extended your arms out at shoulder level. Raise both arms straight up together above your body, keeping your elbow slightly bent, so that the weights meet over your chest. Return the weighs out to your sides at shoulder height. Repeat the exercise 13 to 15 times.
- Lie down on a mat. Extend your arms and hold the weights up in the air over your chest. Bend your elbows and lower the weights toward your chest, with your elbows out to the sides at shoulder level. Extend your arms straight back up over your chest. Repeat the exercise 13 to 15 times.
- Take a weight in each hand, extend your arms out to each side and do 15 small, backward circles about a foot in diameter. Widen the circles slightly and do another 15, then repeat these two steps going forward.
8 Healthy Foods You Should Eat to Live Healthier
Living healthier begins with the food you eat. We all know we should eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, minimal prepackaged foods, avoid fast foods, and make healthy food choices overall.
In addition making sure these eight foods are in your diet will help you to live healthier...
#1 Low fat milk and cheese
Low fat milk and cheese are good sources of calcium and much more effective than taking a calcium supplement. They are also good sources of Vitamin D. It is recommended that you take in 1,500 to 2,000 milligrams of Vitamin D per day to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis. One glass of milk will provide 300 milligrams of Vitamin D. Low fat milk and cheese are excellent because you get all the benefits without all the fat.
#3 Fermented Foods
Eat fermented foods like miso, yogurt, or sauerkraut. Studies have shown that these types of foods can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, boost immunity, improve the GI tract, and protect against yeast infections to name just a few benefits.
#5 Orange Juice
Drink six ounces of 100% orange juice every day will reduce your risk of stroke by as much as 20%. This means the type of orange juice that has no sugar added. Look for the fiber rich type if you want additional benefits.
Eat a handful of nuts every day and reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 35%. That’s significant. Nuts are also a great source of protein.
Eat plenty of broccoli sprouts. Did you know broccoli sprouts contain as much as 50 times more cancer fighting compounds than the broccoli heads do? Start enjoying these cancer causing properties today.
#4 Olive Oil
Replace all your butter and margarine use with either olive oil or canola oil. The omega 3 fatty acids along with the unsaturated fats can help you improve your good cholesterol and reduce your bad cholesterol levels. It can also reduce your risk of heart disease.
#6 Include cinnamon in your diet for the antioxidant benefits. It does even more – it slows the rate your food is processed and so it stops blood sugar spikes that also cause crashes. Studies have shown just ½ teaspoon a day will lower your cholesterol and blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes.
Berries should be part of your daily diet. A Finland study found that just five ounces every day will offer you a healthy heart, lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Discover the Truth About Fat Burning Foods
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3 Healthy Food LIES Reveal Why Your Kitchen Is Full Of “Fat Storing” Ingredients…
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Did you know why Kiwis are great for your health?
- has more Vitamin C than an equivalent amount of Orange
- protects DNA in the nucleus of human cells from oxygen related damage
- protects against respiratory-related health
- concerns variety of flavonoids and carotenoids
- promotes healthy immune system
- is a good source of dietary fiber
- is a good sources of potassium
- protects against Macular Degeneration
- decreases risk of blood clots
- reduces amount of triglycerides
- strenghtens bones
- helps the body make metanin (copper)
- prevents muscle soreness
- provides good amount of manganese
- is rich in vitamin E
- may protect against wrinkles