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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Health

Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Health
News from Fox Business:

Spring cleaning isn’t just about de-cluttering your home and cleaning out your closets–it should also include getting your health in order.

“This time of year you are exposed to allergies; people are getting out more and many of us are on the verge of traveling season,” says WebMD.com’s Lead Medical Editor, Dr. Brunilda Nazario. “The idea of a spring checkup is right on the mark for seasonal reasons.”

While people should be focused on their health year round, spring is a prime time for a checkup. We tend to be more active as the weather warms, and the summer heat can put us at risk for heat struck and bug-borne illnesses.

Here are three items to add to your spring cleaning to-do list to help better your health.

Get a Physical

Before you join the softball team or go for a run in the woods, experts says it pays to see your doctor to make sure you’re healthy enough to engage in physical activity. 

A physical exam is a simple way to identify any problems and make sure you are prepare for the increased activity that usually happens in the spring and summer.

Schedule an appointment for a physical exam with your primary-care physician to have your vitals checked, including blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate and temperature. Your doctor will also listen to your heart, exam your lungs and check your he…………… continues on Fox Business

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10 Ways to Spring-Clean GMOs Out of Your Home
News from Huffington Post:

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, communications manager for the Non-GMO Project

In our household, spring-cleaning is often inspired by those first days of springtime sun when I discover the cobwebs and dust bunnies that have been hiding in the shadows all winter. It’s amazing what a little light can expose. Spring-cleaning our diets can happen the same way: When you look a little closer, you often find that your food contains ingredients with unwanted genetically modified organisms (GMOs). I hope these spring-cleaning tips help you find new ways to nourish your family with healthy non-GMO foods.

GMOs are plants or animals created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology. These are organisms that would never occur naturally in nature. There are many risks associated with GMOs, but I keep them out of my home because I have no interest in feeding my family experimental foods. I feel very unsettled about the studies showing potential long-term health consequences from the consumption of GMOs–there is so much that we don’t know about these engineered “foods.” I also believe that one of the most powerful things I can do as a consumer is to vote with my wallet. Why wo…………… continues on Huffington Post

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