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Prevention January 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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
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IN THIS ISSUE

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eating well

SCENE 1: Cookies have appeared in the office, and instead of automatically taking one (all-my-life me), I leave them where they are (new me) and say to a coworker, “I’m trying to avoid sugar…that I don’t want.” She says, “Funny how hard that is.” SCENE 2: I’m sitting at my desk, writing a description of that moment and eating shelled pistachios by the handful. Wait, I say to myself, looking down at my palm, wasn’t I about to write about eating more mindfully? I sigh. SUCH IS MY LIFE, and maybe yours, when it comes to eating. I know that sugar is unhealthy and nuts are great, though perhaps not by the six-serving bagful. I know how helpful it is to think before I chow down—but I have a lot of other…

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how health affects your whole life

THIS JANUARY, you owe it to yourself to spend a few minutes really thinking about your health and wellness: How are you feeling? Do you like how you spend your days? What are you doing to take care of yourself? To help you focus on these important issues, our partner the Good Housekeeping Institute Wellness Lab has launched the Your Total Wellness Index survey, developed in conjunction with two experts, Elaine Chin, M.D., and William Howatt, Ph.D., a behavioral science and coping skills expert. It’s designed to help you understand your physical and mental health so you can make effective changes. Plus, here at Prevention we can look at survey trends to plan health articles readers like you will benefit from. HERE’S HOW TO TAKE PART: • Visit prevention.com/wellnessindex. That will take…

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eat for your eyes

It’s citrus season, and there’s good news for fans: Loading up on oranges may help preserve your eyesight. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating at least one orange a day was associated with a 60% lower risk of macular degeneration. Researchers suspect phytonutrients called flavonoids may offer protection—plus, “Oranges contain vitamin C, which helps regenerate cells and supports blood vessels in the eyes that deliver nutrients they need to stay healthy,” says Arian Fartash, O.D., a VSP network optometrist in California who was not affiliated with the study.…

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healthy meal hacks

“I always keep a stash of frozen fruits and veggies in the freezer,” says Moore. “They’re just as nutritious as fresh and can easily be tossed into pasta or rice or sautéed as a side dish. You can blend fruit into a smoothie or use as a topping for Greek yogurt.” Quinoa is a good source of protein and fiber and cooks in just 20 minutes; toss it into salads, use it to stretch out burgers, or enjoy as a side dish. “You can also find frozen, precooked, or quick-cooking nutrient-dense grains like farro and brown rice,” Moore says. Beans and legumes are packed with protein, fiber, and minerals like magnesium, which makes them the perfect meat substitute. “Black beans and chickpeas are super versatile, so keeping cans in the pantry can…

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rise & shine

1 Sit on a chair with your feet planted hip-width apart on the floor. Feel your sitz bones press heavily into the chair. 2 Keeping your left foot on the floor, lift up your right ankle and place it on top of your left thigh. Your right leg should create a right angle and form the number 4. 3 Lean forward with a straight spine, then extend your trunk over your thighs. Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds, then repeat on the other side.…

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ovarian cancer news

A daily low-dose (baby) aspirin was associated with a 23% lower risk of ovarian cancer compared with no aspirin, found one study published in JAMA Oncology. Also, frequent use of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (at least 10 a week) was associated with a 19% increased risk. The aspirin findings support data from another review of 13 studies, though researchers say that the link for both findings is unclear and more research is needed. In the meantime, monitor your use of NSAIDs—taking these drugs chronically has been shown to increase risk of ulcers, kidney failure, and stroke and may worsen heart issues and hypertension. New types of combined oral contraceptives (which contain lower doses of the hormones estrogen and newer progestogens) may be associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer, according…

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