So this week, as we say goodbye to music icon Prince, we also take a look at our health and wellness:
1. It's all about how you view it- A new study concluded that young children were actually more likely to gain weight throughout their childhood if their parents thought they were overweight. While there is no way to determine exactly why this happens, researchers think that potentially this is due to kids rebelling against parents trying to control their weight or due to parent shaming. It definitely encourages us all to be aware of how we motivate others.
2. Another reason why a detox isn't the answer- People have jumped on the juicing bandwagon because of the claims that it can detoxify the body. However, for most people, your body does a fine job on it's own 'detoxifying' and doesn't need any help. The body has systems set up to eliminate waste and many times these detoxes can alter the healthy bacteria in the body. There is no scientific research to say that juice or any particular substance aids in this detoxifying process.
3. Let garlic sit and other tips- This article gives some great tips about getting the most out of your produce. From when to cut certain vegetables to how to cook produce, this article has some great ideas that I didn't even know!
4. Move more- We all know that as Americans we don't get enough activity, but this article really shows our downfalls. The main push lately is on physical activity, rather than a specific exercise routine. The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance is really encouraging people to make small changes in their everyday lives to increase activity. So parking further away and walking around your house is better than nothing!