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Exercise, eat well, avoid excess: how healthy habits in your 30s help in later life | Making health click into place

For anyone who has recently blown out the 3-0 candles on a birthday cake, it can feel as if your whole life is still ahead of you. An exciting whirlwind of weddings, travel, job promotions and new house keys awaits. So, the last thing you are likely to be thinking about in terms of health – beyond finding the energy to fulfil a packed diary – is your long-term physical wellbeing.

Yet, there’s plenty of scientific health” data-link-name=”in body link”research to show that developing healthy habits during your 30s, rather than waiting for your body to stop functioning as it should, will not only leave you feeling better right now but also set you up well for the future. “Our lifestyle habits impact on our risks of various diseases – the longer we smoke, for example, the greater our risk of suffering from heart disease and multiple cancers,”

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Don’t forget health, safety steps

The beginning of the new academic year also sets in motion parental concerns of the health and safety of their wards. The Ministry of Health and doctors advise parents as well as school staff to pay more attention to the health of the children.

Doctors feel that school reopening often brings a host of health issues like flu, fever, diarrhoea as children face summer heat, consume food from eateries and are careless about cleanliness. The parents are also worried about safety on the school bus. The Royal Oman Police (ROP) has advised all drivers as well as assistants on the buses to check to avoid risks of asphyxiation inside the bus as the tiny tots tend to fall asleep often after hectic school hours.

Dr Hilal bin Ali al Sabti, Minister of Health, after careful review of the national plan for school and university health for this year, said the

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4 Easy Food Swaps to Help Improve Your Gut Health, According to a Gastroenterologist

More guac? Say less!

Reviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD

At EatingWell, we’re big fans of gastroenterologist and cookbook author Will Bulsiewicz, M.D. Using his social media for good, the doctor constantly gives science-backed advice for his followers to help support their gut health and healthy digestion. This includes drinks to help you poop, the #1 nutrient to eat for weight loss and, most recently, food swaps to improve your gut health overnight.

While emphasizing that the gut may take some time to heal completely, taking weeks or months depending on the individual, Bulsiewicz stated in a recent post that there are small changes you can make in your eating habits that can help improve your gut health overnight.

“The food you eat today will start a shift in your microbiome by tomorrow,” Bulsiewicz wrote in the caption of the new Instagram video. “If you

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Unique insights in healthy packaged goods market

Australia’s most learned experts, and top supermarket representatives, will take to the stage at this year’s Naturally Good Summit delivering key insights into the hottest topics and trends currently driving the natural and organic wellness sector.

The summit, which will take place on Monday, June 5 at Sydney’s ICC as part of the 2023 Naturally Good event, will cover the core areas of trends and innovation, sustainability and socially conscious business, consumer insights, business strategy and retail. Visitors can take advantage of the summit’s early bird offer by purchasing tickets before midnight, Friday, 5 May.

Acclaimed speakers include Shruti Gupta, head of Buying Health and Wellness at Woolworths; Melissa Matteo, head of Buying Health and Breakfast at Coles; Michelle Teodoro, associate director Food Science at Mintel; Anastasia Lloyd-Wallis, head of Consumer Insights at Retail Doctor, Lauren Branson, CEO of Calyx.Eco, and Chris Freel from UnLtd & Mood.


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Healthy Plan

Rhode Island bill legalizes abortion care under Medicaid and state employee health plan

Sen. Bridget Valverde (D-North Kingstown), Senate sponsor of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, said the EACA was unfinished business after a state-based abortion right became law in 2019.

“We protected Rhode Islanders from losing the right that has been stripped from millions of Americans across the country over the last year, following the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court,” Valverde said. “[But] a right to a health care service is useless if we intentionally prevent people’s health insurance from covering it. The ban on abortion coverage in Medicaid and state plans has been an unfair and unjust barrier to the full range of reproductive healthcare, which includes abortion.”

The Senate passed the EACA on a 24-12 vote, with support from President Dominick Ruggerio.

The opposition came from the GOP minority in the Senate and a sprinkling of Democrats.

Senate GOP Leader Jessica de la Cruz of North Smithfield

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How CF Has Impacted My Mental Health

A lot has changed in my life after being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. I remember when I was 10 years old and coughing up blood for the first time – it almost took the soul out of my body. I was so scared that I didn’t tell my parents for a while. After I told them, they were equally frightened. 

My medical journey has been a roller coaster. Coming from a country where newborn screening and genetic testing are not available – only in a few selected hospitals – no one ever suspected I might have CF. I had frequent pneumonia growing up, and my symptoms started when I was 9. My parents took me to a pediatrician, and I was diagnosed with asthma. Later, I was misdiagnosed with tuberculosis and was put on medications, which further negatively affected my lungs. Finally, I was taken to an allergy specialist and

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Does your diet affect your fertility?

The authors of a 2021 review of research on the possible link between diet and female fertility concluded that, while their recommendations focused on women, “diet and nutritional patterns are undoubtedly significant for both male and female fertility”.

The researchers gave a detailed overview of the effects of individual nutrients and the foods that contain them. They also emphasised the importance of involving a clinical dietician in the care of couples planning a pregnancy. Broadly speaking, their summary recommended foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole-grain pasta and whole-grain bread (for carbohydrates); sources of healthy fat such as oily fish; and legumes, eggs and lean meat for protein. They also pointed out the important role of certain nutrients that may sometimes be overlooked: these include iodine, which helps the proper development of the fetus and the expectant mother’s thyroid function.

For alcohol, the advice is clear and consistent across the research.

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Spring health detox: Our bodies need spring cleaning, too

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Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of work, worrying about family, or the fear of going to the doctor – there are many excuses for neglecting prevention. Experts warn that poor prevention risks serious health complications.

A few simple steps are all it takes to stay on track. Take advantage of the spring reboot and make sure your body is functioning properly.

We don’t usually take the health of our family and loved ones lightly. We make sure that they are properly prevented, and we send them to the doctor at the slightest problem. However, we often forget or delay regular check-ups that we should have ourselves. In short, we have a tendency to neglect our health. Spring is the ideal time to check your body, so we should not put off going

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Healthy Plan

InLife supports new Insurance Commissioner’s digitalization, increased insurance, health coverage plans for Filipinos

Insular Life (InLife) expressed its support for the general directions and plans of new Insurance Commissioner Atty. Reynaldo Regalado (center), which include digitalization and plans to increase insurance penetration and health insurance coverage especially among OFWs.

Commissioner Regalado also expressed his wish to make insurance more inclusive for the benefit of more Filipinos.

These were among the key items discussed during the InLife delegation’s courtesy call to the commissioner. Executive Chairperson Nina D. Aguas (2nd from left) led the InLife delegation which included (from left) Trustee Luis Y. Benitez, Trustee and Insular Health Care President and CEO Maria Noemi G. Azura, and Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal and Governance Officer Atty. Renato S. De Jesus.

During the meeting, they also talked about InLife and Insular Health Care’s special projects and agreed to collaborate for gender and development through the InLife Sheroes Advocacy and Movement. InLife Sheroes, through its

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Curd Rice, Oats And Other Healthy Foods To Include In Your Diet For Better Digestion

THE MOST significant information in this essay is about the need for a well-nourished digestive system throughout the summer months. This involves swapping out artificial food additives and grains for summer-friendly foods like probiotics, buttermilk, and sattu.

Probiotics, buttermilk, and sattu can also assist with bloating and constipation during the heat. Furthermore, staying hydrated is critical during the summer season, as humidity, sweat, and heat can all lead to dehydration. So we’ve compiled a list of foods that can help boost your gut health, especially during the summer.


Buttermilk is one of the greatest, easiest-to-make, and most efficient summer drinks. Buttermilk also helps keep your intestines healthy and cool. Buttermilk, interestingly, is made by diluting curd with water. This probiotic-enriched beverage aids digestion, bloating, and constipation. Not only that, but buttermilk is a low-calorie drink that is high in minerals and vitamins.

Whole Grains

Whole grains can provide

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