Acupuncture and Smoking
|Updated: 5/08/2012 5:37 pm
||Published: 5/08/2012 3:58 pm
Smokers having trouble kicking the habit may want to try acupuncture.
A new study in the American Journal of Medicine indicates acupuncture and hypnosis could help smokers quit.
Researchers say acupuncture tripled the success rate for people trying to stop smoking.
Scientists also say smokers who utilized hypnosis had a higher success rate at quitting than those who did not undergo hypnosis.
This information was gathered from more than a dozen international studies on the topic.
Nuts about nuts
Looking for an alternative to chips or pretzels for a snack?
Look no further.
Nuts may be just what your body needs- heart-healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates.
Walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds - all great sources of heart-healthy fats.
But they are high in calories, which makes rationing your portions a must.
Look for labels that say dry-roasted or raw, instead of roasted. Often, that entails added oils.
Or you can choose a nut butter instead and get the same health benefits.
Commuting and Obesity
A new U.S. study shows people who drive long distances to work are more likely to be overweight and have poorer fitness levels than people who live closer to their jobs.
People who drove longer than 10 or 15 miles to work were found generally to have larger waist circumferences, lower fitness levels, higher blood pressure and higher body-mass index.
The long commuters also reported going to the gym less often than people who drove shorter distances to their jobs each day.