Winter Tips

. December 1, 2015.
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Help Holiday Heartburn

Getting hit with heartburn over the holidays? Help is at hand  so try these hints:

Nibble: Enjoy your favorite foods — but in moderation.  Packing your stomach with food makes heartburn much more likely

Know Your Triggers: Typical triggers include foods full of sugar and fat — think pumpkin pie slathered with whipped cream. Instead reach for complex carbs like veggies and whole-wheat breads — or at least share that dessert!

Get Up: stretching  out for a nap post-meal is a great way to guarantee you’ll get reflux. Instead, keep your head higher than your stomach — or keep right on walking, away from the dinner table and out the door.

Winter Driving: Forget Cruise Control

Driving with cruise control has become almost second nature. It prevents you from getting leg fatigue, keeps you from unwittingly speeding and is great on long trips, but driving with it on in winter conditions can be unsafe.

If cruise control has become a staple of your driving habits, make a conscious effort to ensure that you do not use it in winter weather.

Using cruise control in the snow, ice or even rain is dangerous because if your car hydroplanes or skids, the car can accelerate and spin the wheels, attempting to maintain a constant speed.

If you hydroplane with cruise control on, it will be more likely that you lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident. So be safe rather than sorry

Just Add Honey

To soften stubborn dry patches on rough elbows and knees, opt for a rich, hydrating scrub – a simple mix of honey and sugar. Data shows that  humectant honey reduces inflammation, and sugar (applied topically) increases circulation in skin, which can be helpful on those cold winter days winter when blood flow is typically diverted from the skin to keep your core warm.

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