DESIGNING A HEALTHY DIET FOR THE NEW YEAR

Every year, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. The majority of these resolutions focus on diet in attempts to lose weight and be healthier. A new year is the perfect time to jumpstart a healthy diet to make the changes you want to see for yourself throughout the year. However, research shows 80 percent of resolutions fail by February. Many people strive for unrealistic goals, which ultimately set them up for failure.

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EXERCISE HAS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN

While exercise has long been known for its positive effects on physical health and its ability to heighten energy and help manage chronic health problems such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, exercise is now being lauded for its beneficial effects on the brain.   These benefits touch almost every aspect of life. Exercise helps sharpen short-term memory and improve long-term memory. This happens because exercise can reduce insulin resistance and inflammation and stimulate….

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GETTING STARTED AND STICKING WITH IT

As we kick off 2018, you may be thinking about resolutions pertaining to your health and fitness. It’s easy to determine some ways to improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being. However, it’s not always as simple to stay motivated and make the new commitments part of your lifestyle. Now is the perfect time to set goals, whether it be for the number of days you intend to work out each week, how many steps you want to take each day or healthy meals you want to prepare for your family.

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According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75 percent of adults wear some sort of vision correction. People wear eyeglasses for different reasons. Some people are nearsighted and cannot see objects far away, while other people are farsighted and cannot see objects close by. Eyeglasses offer corrective vision for people who have difficulty seeing.


Because such a large population of people wear them, eyeglasses have become a common fashion statement. Eyeglass shopping can be a hassle. You have to find eyeglasses within your budget and they need to fit your style and be a good match for your face. Depending on your vision, you may wear your eyeglasses occasionally, such as when you’re reading, or every day all the time. The following guidelines can make finding the right glasses an easy process:


Face Shape.

You should choose your frames based on the shape of your face. Is it oval, round, square, diamond or heart shaped? Select frames that bring symmetry and balance to your face.


Color.

There are “cool” and “warm” frame colors. Cool colors are generally hues of blues, purples and pinks while warm colors are more neutral,

EYEGLASSES MAKE A FASHION STATEMENT

TANIQUA WARD, M.S.

TaNiqua Ward is a staff writer for Health & Wellness magazine.

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such as khaki, gold and cooper. Choose the color of your frames based on the colors of your skin, eyes and hair. People generally look best in colors that are in their own color base and complement their skin tone.


Lifestyle.

Think of your everyday activities and the things you do while wearing eyeglasses. Make sure the glasses you choose are durable if you are more active, or find eyeglasses that accessorize your outfits well if you spend a lot of time in the office.


Personality.

Your eyeglasses can say a lot about you and your personality. You can also have multiple pairs for different environments and personalities. Some people have a pair for business and a fun pair for weekends and activities. Find the eyeglasses that best express your personality and go with your style.


Be open to new colors, frames and ideas when choosing eyeglasses. Look for glasses that flatter you and help you make a personal style statement.