June 25, 2014

AARP Recommended Minute Minders

The current AARP Magazine has these 60-second health boosters:

  • Kick off your shoes--at the front door, to keep from tracking allergen-loaded soil and pollen throughout the house
  • Give someone a squeeze--a 10-second hug lowers blood pressure by increasing the feel-good hormone oxytocin and lowering the stress-chemical cortisol
  • Drink your watermelon--a tall glass of watermelon juice can relieve muscle soreness with its high levels of the amino acid L-citrulline
  • Remember your feet--the tops of toes and tips of ears burn easily and need sunscreen
  • Savor a slice--a cucumber slice pressed to the roof of the mouth for 90 seconds can help eliminate bad breath by increasing saliva flow
  • Stick out your tongue--and scrape it, to reduce bad breath and protect against gum disease, colds and tooth decay.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate,
American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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