Wine & Wellness

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

red wine, sunny afternoonLet’s talk WINE. Some of the oldest documents, dating back to 2200 BC, mention wine as a man-made medicine. Wine has been promoted, since Hippocrates’ days, as a part of a healthy diet (yay!) Some of the benefits of moderate wine drinking (everything in moderation!) include:

  • Reducing the risk of depression
  • Anti-aging
  • Preventing certain cancers, like breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer
  • Raising levels of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Preventing dementia
  • Reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Lowering risk of heart disease
  • Promoting strong bone density/lessening Osteoporosis
  • Lowering risk of stroke
  • Boosting good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol
  • Cutting the risk of cataracts
  • Increasing lifespan
  • Boosting mental health

One Healthy Breakdown: pour yourself a glass tonight and cheers to good health!

*Note: Most sources focus on red wine over white. Sources include: Medical News Today, WebMD, and Foodandwine.com,

 

Let’s Have a Heart-to-Heart

February is American Heart Month and we’re celebrating with awareness, join us won’t you?! Heart disease is scary stuff. We hear about cancer on a daily basis, but do you know what causes heart disease, a leading cause of death, and how to best prevent it? Let’s have a little heart-to-heart…

heart1. DON’T SMOKE! Tobacco, nicotine, and carbon monoxide in cigarettes are a triple threat for heart disease. The good news is that upon quitting, risk decreases immediately.

2. Eat healthy. Less red meat, more vegetables and lean protein. Less sugar, more fruit. Less white flour, more whole grains. Less salt, more herbs and spices. Although maintaining a healthy weight is optimal, weight does not necessarily correlate with health. Click here for some helpful nutrition tips.

3. Exercise. Daily. What strengthens the heart? Getting the heart pumping! Schedule regular workouts you enjoy and move more throughout the day by walking, taking the stairs, etc. Exercise and healthy eating are often far more effective than medication in promoting heart health.

4. Go to the doctor. Be sure to get your blood, blood pressure, and cholesterol checked regularly to stay on top of any risk factors.

One Healthy Breakdown: unlike other diseases, heart disease is very preventable. Yet another reason to make some healthy changes TODAY.

Think PINK This October

Happy October! One Healthy Hamptons is going PINK for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer? Sadly, we all know someone, at least one person, who has suffered with breast cancer. So, what can WE do?? Until there is a cure, we can spread awareness and take preventative measures against known causes. Make it your October goal to make some healthy changes to decrease your odds while increasing your health. These breast cancer prevention tips promote health in general, they’re changes everyone should follow, whether you think you’re at risk or not. Are you with us?? BC

The obvious? DON’T SMOKE! I don’t know why anyone in this day and age would pay $$ to get cancer and stink. Please just don’t do it.

Exercise! Get moving! Whatever workout you like, do it! Getting your heart pumping increases good estrogen while decreasing the bad. It also strengthens our immune system and aids in maintaining a healthy weight, which is a huge factor in cancer cell growth.

Decompress. Today. Right now. Make YOU a priority and do something to destress everyday. Even if it’s just deep breathing for five minutes or a 15 minute nap. Stress inhibits the immune system, so decompress and rest up! Doctors orders!

Do a little yoga. Make it a priority to get to a class or practice at home. Yoga not only reduces stress, it also balances hormones, which play a huge role in cancer development.

Above all else is FOOD! Nutrition is a SUPER important factor when fighting cancer of any kind and it’s even more important for prevention. According to breastcancer.org, diet is partly responsible for between 30-40% of all cancers. Eat a healthy diet. Get your antioxidants, and limit sugar (cancer’s best friend.) That means more vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats in their purest form. Less processed crap. Nutrient-dense foods, especially plant-based, increase our alkalinity, which makes it a whole lot less pleasant for cancer cells to grow inside of us.

Are you sensing a pattern here? These are all no brainers, all things I preach weekly. Daily. Hourly. Yes, balance is important and we’re not all perfect. We’re not going to eat healthy, work out, meditate, avoid sugar, do yoga, and get fresh air every single day. But, do your best. It’s a new month and a new chance to make small changes towards a healthier you.

If you like the sound of that but aren’t sure where to start, email kiley@onehealthyhamptons.com today. Our fall cleanse includes step-by-step tactics, recipes, and tips to conquer each and every one of these cancer-busting strategies. Until then, think pink and H A P P Y  O C T O B E R !

One Healthy Breakdown: whether you do it to prevent cancer or feel better daily, make healthy changes TODAY.

Ride and Bite Back for a Cure!

Did you know that Lyme disease is the fastest-growing disease in this country? Did you know that the prevalence is higher in New York than many other states? Lots of victims go undiagnosed and suffer a range of symptons for years. Scary stuff, huh?!

Guess what? We can do something about it and it involves a fun morning in Southampton. What can we do? Bite back! The TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease Alliance) and the Southampton Hospital are hosting a 7.7 mile family-friendly bike ride to raise money for Bike Back for a Cure and The Southampton Hospital Lyme Center on Sunday, August 25th. It’s going to be a great family-friendly event, as the ride is short and welcoming and spectators will have just as much fun as riders! Bring the family out for a day of healthy eduction and fun! Read all about it and register HERE.

Check out these prevention tips from the TBDA and protect yourself from this epidemic.

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One Healthy Breakdown: Do your part to prevent tick-borne disease for your family and come out to BITE BACK in Southampton August 25th!