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A Gastroenterologist Breaks Down 10 Gut-Healthy Habits To Try Throughout the Day

Unless you're experiencing gastrointestinal distress regularly, it can be easy to overlook your gut health. But even if your tummy technically feels fine, the makeup of your microbiome could be quietly impacting your mood, cognitive function, sleep, and more. And while you may have adopted a gut-healthy morning routine or learned to take care of your stomach's flora and fauna at night, you might be ignoring opportunities to optimize your microbiome throughout the day. Fortunately, Niket Sonpal, MD, an internist and gastroenterologist in New York City and faculty member at Touro College of Medicine, offers his best advice on how to improve gut health midday below.
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How Long Does It Really Take to Make Healthy Eating and Exercise a Habit?

The answer is the key to lasting weight loss. (Hint: It's not 21 days.) The difference between another failed diet and lifelong weight loss: habits. While it’s no surprise that humans are creatures of habit, research shows that as much as 45% of people’s behaviors happen on repeat each and every day, and often in the same location and around the same time. Your morning coffee? That’s a habit. Binge-watching Netflix to fall asleep each night? That’s a habit too. For some people, waking up at 5:30 every morning to work out for an hour is a habit.

Healthy Habits: Tips for mindful eating at the office

If you’re heading back to the office after working from home, you may want to think about introducing some healthier habits – like mindful eating. “It is tempting to return to dieting, but research indicates that people who diet lose weight initially and then gain it back plus additional weight. Instead, consider mindful eating. Mindful eating is not a diet, there are no menus or recipes. It’s more about focusing on how you eat,” explains Dr. Susan Albers, a psychologist for Cleveland Clinic.

Healthy habits for happy kids

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day. Although I haven’t always been an early riser, I never skipped my morning breakfast, even if that meant I was finishing my last bites on the car ride to school. I attribute a lot of this to my mom’s constant attention to this important meal of the day. It’s one of the many healthy habits she instilled in me growing up. It didn’t matter if it was a school morning during the week or a slow Sunday morning after church, we always had breakfast complete with fresh cut fruit and a cold glass of milk or orange juice. This may seem like a small act, but it has had a lasting impact.
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Healthy Habits: COVID-19 impacts on heart health

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - COVID-19 has impacted everything from our daily routines to our health, especially our heart health, according to doctors. Dr. Blase Carabello, Chief of Cardiology at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU and Vidant Medical Center, says COVID-19 affects the inner surfaces of veins and arteries, which can cause blood vessel inflammation, damage to very small vessels and blood clots. Carabello says all of these impacts can compromise blood flow to the heart or other parts of the body.

Encourage your kids to keep healthy habits this school year

It may be mid-summer, but back-to-school season is just around the corner. While the world is slowly returning to normal, it can be a hectic time for you and your kids. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring your kids maintain a healthy lifestyle. A CDC study shows that when kids have healthy habits, they tend to have high academic achievement and display better classroom behavior. When you encourage the proper habits, you can help your kids reach their full potential. To do so, make sure they: