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Flex Your Muscles While Flying

One of the most classic air travel health tips involves avoiding deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Those who have poor circulation, smoke, have heart disease, are pregnant, had recent surgery and have certain cancers are most at risk. Here are a few tips, or better yet, ask your doctor for guidance: • Wear comfy, loose-fitting clothing and shoes. • Don’t cross your legs during flight. • Wear compression socks. • Stay hydrated. • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

Eating With Diabetes

As you most likely know by now, your diet can have a major role in preventing and managing diabetes. Here are a few foods that you should limit or avoid:
1) Refined grains. 2) Sugar-sweetened beverages. 3) Fried foods. 4) Alcohol. 5) Cereals. 6) Candy. 7) Processed meats. 8) Fruit juice

Dementia Empathy

Respect comprises a fundamental part of our shared humanity for people diagnosed with dementia. From very early stages, to those who are advanced, all recognize when they are being treated with dignity and respect.

Skip That Drink

Think a stiff drink will help calm your nerves while flying? Why not? Reasons vary from the dehydration caused by alcohol in an already dry environment to its stronger effect given the
reduced oxygen in the air. Drinking can also make it more difficult to kick jet lag after you arrive. So, stick to water and decaffeinated beverages until you touch down.

Did You Know?

There is a huge overlap in caregiving and volunteering activities with complex associations with health status. There is some evidence that combining caregiving and volunteering, for those involved with less intensive levels of caregiving, may be associated with a lower morality risk than with either activity alone.

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