USDA's Food App
If you're like most people, you've bought groceries only to have to toss the spoiled remainder before you or your family had a chance to eat it. Throwing out spoiled or expired food is frustrating and wasteful, but tracking when each food goes bad can be difficult. Well, now there's an app for that!
The Health Benefits of Sunlight Exposure
Most people are familiar with the risks of unprotected sun exposure, such as sunburn, wrinkles, freckles, eye damage and skin cancer.
However, although overexposure to the sun is bad for your health, getting enough exposure to sunlight is necessary and beneficial. Adequate time in the sun gives you several benefits:
* A boost in serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your appetite, sleep, memory & mood.
* Support of your circadian rhythm, which leads to better sleep-sunlight "turns off" melatonin production each morning, which is the hormone that makes you feel drowsy as it gets darker at night
Click here for more on the benefits of sunlight exposure.
Swimming for Exercise
Swimming is often a summertime favorite for children, but it's also a great form of exercise for individuals of all ages. What sets swimming apart from other workouts?
* It's low impact, which is ideal for anyone with overworked or injured joints.
* It's a form of resistance training that strengthens muscles all over your body, especially core.
Click here to read more on swimming.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
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