How can you survive the holidays with your mental health intact?Holidays bring stress, even though the goal is a fun and festive time. There’s a lot of buildup for any holiday, making it tough for the day to live up to the hype. Acknowledge the special day but recognize that it’s another day. Not everything will be thrilling. There will still be frustrations and disappointment. Reduce expectations so the day doesn’t fall short. Mental Health Tips:
Get adequate sleep to arm yourself for the holiday excitement. Sleep supports mental health.
Exercise. Intense exercise is a great stress buster, even if you do it in four-minute blocks.
Eat well. Consume a reasonable amount of fresh food. Make a decision about what you’ll eat before the food is in front of you.
Set a budget for gifts. It’s better to give things that are memorable than to give filler presents. Give presents that will make a difference for the recipient.
Listen as Dr. David Hill joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss mental health tips for the holidays.
EP 970 News of the Week
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know. In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know.
Playing more than one sport helps teen athletes avoid injury.
When you eat matters more than what you eat.
Most Americans fear cancer but very few feel powerful enough to do anything about it. What you can do to reduce your risk.
Deep sleep may erase a day's brain waste.
How to help your body adjust to colder weather.
ADHD rates have doubled in U.S. adults in the last 10 years. The reason is not definitively known.
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The secret to attaining permanent weight loss isn't achieved by drinking fat-burning shakes or following the latest fad diet. Or, even counting calories. The word diet comes from the Greek word "dieta" which means way of living. Dr. Pat Luse has taken the word diet for its true meaning and created a 7-System Plan to achieving optimal health and attaining permanent weight loss. If you're tired of struggling with your weight and following yo-yo diet after yo-yo diet, tune in to learn how to change things around.
Starting Solid Foods
What should you do when you want to start your infant on solid foods?Your infant will eventually be ready to start eating solid foods to complement milk or formula consumption. Don’t start solids until baby is at least four months old. Breastfed babies should start solids around six months. Every baby is different. A good sign is that your child can sit in a high chair and stares down your plate at dinner. First foods can be instant oatmeal, avocados or bananas. Use some breast milk or formula to thin the foods and introduce them to baby. Wait three days between new foods and see how your baby does with each food. Introduce your baby to lots of tastes and textures in that first year. Just be sure food is smashed up so baby won’t choke. If you notice what could be an allergic reaction, see your pediatrician. Listen as Dr. Natalie Muth joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss how to introduce your baby to solid foods.