My Top Wellness Tips For 2010

Most of my website’s posts can be divided up into three categories: public health; disease; and wellness articles. My public health articles (AKA pollution) get the most hits, but I’m more partial to my wellness posts. Here are my choices for 2010’s top wellness tips:

  1. Vitamin D: It’s The New Black — One of many posts this year on vitamin D, I highlight the research that suggests how all of us may benefit from this supplement — especially in the winter!
  2. White Rice May Cause Diabetes — Or, to put it in a positive spin, brown rice can prevent diabetes. This is an important concept for everyone; anything pure white is almost always less healthy than the natural color foods! It sounds obvious, but how many of us are hard-core with whole wheat pastas, rice and breads?
  3. Stressed? Try Tai Chi & Yoga — I strongly recommend both tai chi and yoga for anybody; it’s a wonderful stress reliever and can really help both mental and physical health.
  4. Omega-3 Supplements: Should You Be Taking Them? — This reviews the strongest research evidence into omega-3 oils, one of the world’s most common supplements. And the answer is yes, some of you should seriously think about taking this…
  5. Do You Know Your Target Exercise Heart Rate? — I always mention how we should reach for 150 minutes a week of exercise; but what type of exercise is best, and how can you tell if it’s enough? Taking your pulse is a nice and easy tool, and this post reviews what your target heart rate should be.
  6. Which Asian Fruits & Veggies Are Healthiest? — Not sure whether your baicai or kugua is healthier? Here’s a big collection of tables and graphs to show you the best — and the worst.

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