Being grateful is also beneficial to your health
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Learn to watch your sugar intake

Learn to watch your sugar intake

Current living Nov 1, 2018

The recommended sugar intake for a 2,000-calorie diet is 50 g of sugar, the equivalent of 12 teaspoons.
Eating chia seeds the right way

Eating chia seeds the right way

Current living Mar 22, 2018

While these seeds are easy to digest, it is important to keep in mind that if they are not...
Safe return to the pool

Safe return to the pool

Current living 2 September, 2020

This is what you should know about the reopening of aquatic centers in Colombia and the measures adopted to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

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Myths about thermometers and why they are safe

Myths about thermometers and why they are safe

Prevention 22 August, 2020

The fact that they emit a red light does not mean they are harmful to your body. Learn how pyrometers or non-contact thermometers work.

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Antibacterial gel can be used, yes, but not in excess

Antibacterial gel can be used, yes, but not in excess

Prevention 21 August, 2020

If you are someone who uses hand sanitizer all day, be careful. Too much of this product can cause allergic reactions, skin damage, and poisoning.

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Having sex in a pandemic: what you need to know

Having sex in a pandemic: what you need to know

Prevention 14 July, 2020

In this area of life, physical contact is key to face-to-face sexual relations. Limiting it means making changes.

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Learn to recognize warning signs in the elderly

Learn to recognize warning signs in the elderly

Prevention 2 July, 2020

Quarantine is a stressful situation that can bring changes in behavior and trigger depression in the elderly. Learn how to identify the signs.

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Digestion aids during times of confinement

Digestion aids during times of confinement

Prevention 18 June, 2020

If a lack of activity and a poor diet have changed your intestinal habits and cause digestive discomfort, now is the time to act.

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Sports for life

Sports for life

CORPORATE 7 April, 2020

Colombian Olympic swimmer Camilo Becerra tells us how this discipline marked his path. 

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Practice self-care all the time

Practice self-care all the time

CORPORATE 7 April, 2020

With these measures, keep your airways healthy and prevent Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI).

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A glass of wine for the heart

A glass of wine for the heart

Prevention 6 December, 2019

Because of its antioxidants that fight bad cholesterol and promote good cholesterol, wine can prevent heart disease.

When consumed in moderation, this beverage can reduce the risk of different types of cardiovascular disease. This is due to the resveratrol it contains, an antioxidant that slows aging and prevents coronary artery disease, damage to blood vessels and blood clots. With these benefits, people often ask, “What is the most recommended type of wine?”

As the Saludalia website states, there actually is not any evidence that proves that red wine is better for your health than other types of wine, such as white wine, or beer. However, throughout its production process, red wine absorbs more resveratrol because it ferments longer with the grape’s skin. If you want to receive the benefits of antioxidants without consuming alcoholic beverages, as the Mayo Clinic recommends, include peanuts, blueberries, cranberries and juice made from natural grapes part of your daily diet.

Related article: For a moderate consumption of alcohol

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Take care of your lungs when exercising outside

Take care of your lungs when exercising outside

Prevention 20 November, 2019

In order to stay as healthy as possible, it is necessary to minimize your exposure to high levels of air pollution.

During aerobic activity, people tend to inhale more deeply and forcefully. Also, some people have a habit of breathing through their mouth which causes polluted air full of particles not only to travel through the nostrils and pharynx, but also the mouth area. As a consequence, health problems associated with air pollution increase, such as damage to airways, asthma, eye irritation, headaches, heart conditions, etc.

However, exercise continues to be key to having a healthy lifestyle, which is why the Mayo Clinic recommends taking measures that mitigate the effects of pollution without abandoning exercise completely. Some studies have shown that the long-term benefits of regular exercise outweigh the risks related to exposure to air pollution. So:

  • Get informed on pollution levels: Most cities have organizations that implement warning systems to measure air quality. There are also websites that provide this information at a global level in real time. With this information on hand, it is easier to decide what days and what times it is best to go outside.
  • Vary your routine with indoor exercises: Indoor dance classes, gyms, or covered courts are an option to stop exposing your lungs to air pollution every day.
  • Reduce the intensity: When there is an air quality warning, reducing the duration of exercise is recommended, as well as exercising in the morning, since pollution worsens around midday or in the afternoon during rush hour.

 Also read: An asthma-free airway

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