Thursday, December 29, 2011

Save money, time, life itself


In 2012, as usual, we can ignore all medical advice and start following all old advice—or something like that. This stuff goes in and out of season.

But I read a story recently that had a few new wrinkles in it.

First, forget loading in the vitamins. Folic acid, magnesium and zinc, in one study, actually shortened women’s lives—statistically.

Liposuction—so sad, too bad, but it just moves fat someplace else—or rather, sucks it out and it re-establishes elsewhere. You know fat—very tricky.

Household appliances may make asthma worse—it’s the electromagnetic fields moms are exposed to in the form of microwaves, vacuum cleaners, and hair dryers that gets passed to the kids.

Staring at a screen before bed keeps the sleep hormone melatonin from secreting. Keep it dark at least an hour before trying to sleep.

Pick only winning teams—cheering for a losing team can bring on an ER visit.

Watch the commute—more than 45 mins for one person can make a couple 40% more likely to split.

The bigger the city you live in, the more stress. One doc even said if everyone were born in the country, there would be 30% fewer people with schizophrenia.

I have no idea if that’s true or what you should make of all this—just thought it was interesting.

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