The Best and Worst Health and Fitness News From The Week

Time for the best and worst Health and Fitness News from the week. This weeks edition: the week’s best health and fitness deals, the recipe of the week featuring slow cooker chicken chili and bacon bolognese spaghetti squash, how antibiotic resistance came to be, how your body can benefit from the different types of stretching, how many steps you need to take to curb the effects of drinking one soda, and how potassium can help prevent strokes. All that and much much more!

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Recipe of the week featuring: slow cooker chicken chili and bacon bolognese with spaghetti squash.

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The Best Health and Fitness News This Week

Working as a nurse in the ER, I’ve seen first hand how often antibiotics are prescribed to patients for infections that may not be bacterial in nature (antibiotics are only effective against bacteria, not viruses). The overuse of antibiotics is just one of the ways that antibiotic resistance has come to fruition. Here are several other ways that antibiotic resistance came to be.

Omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fish fats has a plethora of health benefits for your heart and brain. A new study recently published found that daily omega-3 oil supplementation in low doses can reduce epileptic seizures by as much as thirty percent.

How much potassium do you get in a day? A new study found that post-menopausal women who consum over 3200mg of potassium in a day have a decreased risk of of having a stroke. Here’s a tip though: skip your bananas – you need about eight of them to get your daily potassium level. Try sweet potatoes, avocados, or papayas instead.

Salt has been in the news quite a bit lately – the CDC has recently criticized for it’s low salt recommendations – other studies have been shown that higher salt intakes of around 4000mg a day have no worse effects on the body than taking in 2000mg per day. A new study released showed that other factors like body weight, fruit and vegetable intake, and age have more of an effect on high blood pressure than salt intake does.

To cancel out the effects of drinking one soda, you walk about 12,000 steps in a day. Sounds like no big deal, right? That’s just about six miles each day.

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