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What Are The Most Important Fruits and Veggies to Buy Organic?
From the Environmental Working Group, check out the Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen lists for expert guidance on which produce is the most important to eat organic. For more information click here
E-cigarettes lack regulation and quality control
Did you know that E-cigarettes are not currently regulated may not have any oversight of a manufacturer’s or reseller’s claims regarding ingredients, nicotine content or safety.
For more information on E-cigarettes, from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, click here
How much sleep do I need?
Healthy sleep supports our ability to live our life in a fulfilling and productive way. Impaired or insufficient sleep is liked to many chronic health conditions including but not limited to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and obesity. Although some people may need more individual specific recommendations the America Sleep Association recommends the following for most people:
Adult: 7 – 9 hours
Teenager: 8 – 10 hours
Child 6 – 12 years: 9- 12 hours
Child 3 – 5 years: 10 – 13 hours (including naps)
Child 1 – 2 years: 11 – 14 hours (including naps)
Infants 4 -12 months: 12 – 16 hours (including naps)
Sitting is the new smoking
Inactivity can include many more activities other than watching TV. Desk work and driving for long periods are also considered to be forms of inactivity. The solution... Sit less and move more overall. Consider standing more at work, walking during breaks, stretching even if if seated, taking the stairs, parking farther from the door and incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle. Activity tools like fitness trackers can also be used to provide helpful feedback and remind you to get moving. For more information on sitting risks, click here
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