Are you making the right choice?
Tea or coffee? Walking or running? We are faced with so many lifestyle choices throughout the day, but how do you know you are making the right choice? Here is what experts say on Times of India article..
TEA OR COFFEE?
“Black tea usually has far less caffeine than coffee, while green tea is also packed with heart-healthy antioxidants.” says Kate Cook, nutrition coach. “Coffee acts a bit like rocket fuel, kick-starting adrenal glands and triggering the release of stress hormone, cortisol. Not the best start to the day.
FRUIT JUICE OR FRUIT?
“The fibre in fruits make it far more satisfying and filling with fewer calories.” says Kate. “Fruit juices have the fibre removed and tend to be loaded with sugar, which sends blood sugar level soaring — and then crushing.”
EXERCISE IN THE MORNING OR EVENING?
“Studies shows that morning exercises are far more likely to stick with it,” explains Janey Holiday, fitness instructor: “You’re also likely to have a healthier day –from the food choices you make to how you feel mentally because of the endorphins flowing throughout your body. While exercise helps you sleep better; working out too late in the evening will actually disturb your sleep.”
15 MINUTES WITHOUT SUN SCREEN OR TWO HOURS COVERED WITH FACTOR 30?
“People need to be sun-aware and avoid sun burn at all costs,” advises dermatologist Paul Banwell. “It’s find to be exposed to the sun for 15 minutes without sunscreen to reap Vitamin D benefits. but not in the midday sun.
FLOSS OR MOUTHWASH?
“Cleaning between teeth with floss — or international brushes — removes the sticky plaque that tooth brushes can not reach,” says Dr Henry Clover, dental advisor. “And while mouthwashes can be helpful to disguise breath odour, they have limited dental health benefits for the majority of people.
HEATING PAD OR ICE?
“The most effective initial treatment for soft tissue injuries is the RICER regimen — Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and Referral — for medical treatment.” says Brad Walker, sport trainer: “Apply crushes ice within a plastic bag and a damp towel to avoid ice burns. Do this for 20 minutes every two hours for the first 48 to 72 hours.”
EARLY NIGHT OR LIE-IN?
“Staying up late with the lights on keeps our stress hormone cortisol high when it should be reducing, and suppresses our sleep hormone melatonin when it should be rising,” explains sleep expert Sammy Margo. “This impacts our ability to deal with stress, lose weight, repair our tissues, feel rested and be ready for the new day.Try to get to sleep in a very dark room by 10 pm.”
Answer: Early Night