Health & Wellness News & Info Recap, 4/20

Now that it’s truly spring, I’m less stressed because in the past few weeks, I’ve been able to be outside. I’ve also power walked to the beach, my zen place. I see exercise as a daily necessity, a part of my cancer treatment and wellness plan. I used to fight it daily, procrastinating “working out.” Now, I’ve accepted that I need to do it and make sure that I at least walk 30-60 minutes a day. This week, in our Health & Wellness News & Info Recap, my favorite post cites another few studies that promote the importance of walking every day for disease prevention. Enjoy this story and others about clean eating, active living and non-toxic living.

Health & Wellness News & Info Recap, 4/20

Clean Eating

Missouri Food Stamps Good for Steak & Lobster for the Foreseeable Future

Missouri’s been in the news the past few weeks about a state bill that’s trying to define what should not be purchased with food stamps including junk foods, sugary drinks and luxury meats. Though U.S. Congress is considering changing Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) requirements, at this time the U.S. Food & Drug Administration does not allow states to create projects to test whether these type of restrictions promote healthy eating, so there’s been a lull to move this bill forward.

Active Living

The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life

I’ll admit it, in the mid-1980’s I was embarrased when kids saw my mother power walking throughout the area. Though she’s not on top of pop culture or fitness crazes, she was ahead of this trend. Years later, the local ladies started walking with her through the neighborhood. Now, several decades have gone by and people of all ages understand the importance of just moving. In fact, a recent study showed that “the sweet spot for exercise benefits (include)…working out moderately mostly by walking, for 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day.”

8 Things That Happened After I Meditated for 100-Days

I keep telling myself I’m going to meditate regularly. When I read posts like this, I’m inspired to make it happen and just do it.

Non-Toxic Living

FDA Investigates Safety of Homeopathic Remedies

Hearings start today for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to discuss whether homeopathic remedies should be scrutinized as closely as over-the-counter drugs. The government agency doesn’t regulate supplement and homeopathic products. However in recent years, there have been many claims questioning the evidence and reliability as well as odd side effects of several homeopathic products.


Heartwarming Pandora Ad Goes Out to All The Moms Who Ever Doubted Themselves

I recently finished my list of thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts for the mom who embraces wellness, so have been catching up on what other’s are promoting for Mother’s Day. Pandora’s commercial is a real tearjerker that showcases the bond between moms and their kids.

What’s been on your mind this week? What stories have made you think?