House Calls

WIN 2019

House Calls Magazine is a quarterly publication that focuses on health and wellness. It includes a wide assortment of articles with topics on the latest health and wellness information, nutrition, safety, lifestyles, and more.

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the buzz 6 { winter 2019 } h o u s e c a l l s Try this! TO TREAT ATHLETE'S FOOT Soak your feet in vinegar, which has antimicrobial properties. Fill a basin with vinegar and water (one part vinegar to two parts water), and submerge feet for roughly 10 minutes. Dieting Dos When it comes to weight loss, keeping up with the ever-changing diets du jour can make your head spin (paleo and fasting and keto, oh my!). Luckily, a recent study from Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Japan pinpoints three lifestyle factors associated with weight loss that are as simple as they get: 1) eat more slowly, 2) don't snack after dinner, and 3) avoid eating less than two hours before bed. The observational study, which involved nearly 60,000 people with diabetes, tracked health measurements like weight and BMI as well as lifestyle habits, such as eating and sleeping norms and alcohol and tobacco use. More so than others, the three habits mentioned above appeared to have a notable impact on whether or not the participants lost weight by the end of the five-year study (other factors, like how much sleep a person got or whether or not they ate breakfast, did not). For example, when it came to eating pace, those who described themselves as slow eaters were 42 percent less likely to be obese than participants who said they ate quickly. A pps like Snapchat and Instagram are known for their selfie face filters, which range from the cute (we're looking at you, puppy ears) to the bizarre (in one, it looks like you're vomiting rainbows when you open your mouth). And among the most popular are those that touch up and tone your face—making your skin look smoother, lips a bit plumper, and nose slightly thinner. According to a recent article published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, a health phenomenon dubbed "Snapchat dysmorphia" reflects an alarming new trend: People across the nation are seeking plastic surgery to look more like the filtered (AKA photo-shopped) version of themselves. Boston University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology researchers—who authored the study—say that while most social media users find the selfie filters fun, for some, seeing digitally- enhanced images of themselves can trigger, or even lead to, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a mental disorder in which a person obsesses over a perceived flaw in his or her appearance. Filter with Caution A trend in plastic surgery points to the pervasive nature of social media

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