Prevention October 2019

Prevention magazine gives you healthy solutions you can really live with. Every issue delivers the latest news and trends on health, food, and nutrition, family, fitness, and more!

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fall into better health

PRESENTED BY THE VITAMIN SHOPPE ® ONE DAILY WOMEN’S This high-quality, well-rounded formula helps women fill nutritional gaps with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. It includes calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D to help fortify bone health, folate and choline for reproductive wellness, cranberry concentrate to bolster urinary tract health, and biotin for healthy hair, skin, and nails. ULTIMATE WOMAN 50+ This high-potency multi is crafted with the key nutrients women need to thrive as they age. It includes magnesium, vitamin K2, and folate to support cardiovascular health, a proprietary Active C blend for healthy immune systems and an antioxidant boost, plus vitamin B12 and green tea extract for stamina and energy production to keep you moving. ONE DAILY MEN’S If you’re a guy on the go and a complicated supplement regimen just doesn’t fit your style, this multi…

1 min
happy october

HERE’S MY WISDOM FOR THE MONTH: You can’t know the crazy things that will bring you joy unless you keep your mind open to new ideas. The proof is right here, in my list of what’s making me happy right now: OUR VIRTUAL WALK I am thrilled that so many of you are joining us on October 5 to walk 5K—and it’s not too late to sign up! It’s a community event you can do in any community. Post pics of your #virtualwalk and tag @preventionmag (find out more at Plus, we love walking so much that we’ve got more motivation for this month and beyond on page 34. FLU SHOTS It’s true, I’m really excited that it’s flu shot season. I love checking things off my to-do list when they’re…

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stressed? take a nature pill

Your new prescription for stress relief is as natural as they come: Spend 20 minutes in nature. We’ve known that time outdoors can result in a host of health benefits, but new research in Frontiers in Psychology is the first to measure the most effective dose of green therapy using a physiological response: levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. For two months, a group of urban dwellers were asked to spend time in a natural setting of their choosing three times a week for at least 10 minutes (no books, phone use, conversation, or exercise allowed). Saliva samples were taken before and after some of their outdoor sessions, and the researchers discovered that sitting or walking in a park or the woods for just 20 minutes led to a significant…

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mind your meds

Eighty percent of grandparents don’t move medication to a safer location when their grandchildren visit, found the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging. This may put curious little kids at risk of accidental poisoning and give older ones easy access to prescription drugs like pain pills that can be abused. “Always keep prescription meds, over-the-counter meds, and even vitamins and supplements out of sight and reach of children of all ages—don’t leave them on bedside tables or kitchen counters, even if you use them daily,” says Travis Stork, M.D., an ER physician and cohost of The Doctors. “And always store medication with a childproof cap that locks.”…

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statin surprise

These drugs are prescribed to help lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, but a recent study published in Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews found that statins may affect diabetes risk. An analysis of data from over 4,000 patients (most were obese) found that those who used statins had double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes of those who didn’t. As heart disease is a big danger for women, researchers emphasize that going off statins may not be the answer—instead, patients and doctors should discuss habits that help prevent diabetes, such as getting regular exercise and maintaining a healthful diet and weight.…

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easier family meals

Between soccer practice and piano lessons, even a super-parent needs a little help getting dinner on the table once the kids go back to school. These mealtime hacks can help you get those hungry bellies filled in a flash. • MEAL KITS When you’re too zapped to dig up a recipe, you can find all-inclusive dinner sets with whole grains like quinoa and farro or riced or spiralized veggies plus whatever sauce, spices, herbs, or extra vegetables are needed. Make it a full meal by adding a quick-cooking protein like canned beans, chicken cutlets, or ground meat. TRY: Urban Roots, Cece’s Veggie Co., Ark Foods, or Pereg farro, quinoa, or couscous kits; Kitchen & Love by Cucina & Amore quinoa, farro, or cauliflower meals. • PANTRY STAPLES Whip up a meal even if your…