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Bounty Box Giveaway Via Eat Goodful

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As of this past week's tally, more than 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment over the past 2-3 months.  

There are about 203 million people living in the United States who are between the ages of 18 and 65. Read more about Bounty Box Giveaway Via Eat Goodful

 

How to Make Korean Rice Cake

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Pick any common saying in western culture, and chances are good that there's a Korean equivalent that involves rice cake (lovingly called dduk in Korean).

The grass is greener on the other side? Check. The other person's rice cake always looks bigger than the one you're holding. Read more about How to Make Korean Rice Cake

 

How To Make Mochi-Style Korean Rice Cake Bars

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If you're a fan of mochi, a chewy type of Japanese rice cake made with glutinous rice, I think you'll enjoy my mom's recipe for a Korean version that is free of added sugar and calls for a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients. Read more about How To Make Mochi-Style Korean Rice Cake Bars

 

How to Make Perfectly Steamed Rice - Korean and Japanese Style

Japanese Rice Washing/Rinsing Bowl with Side and Bottom Strainers:
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Oyama 7-Cup Rice Cooker with Stainless Steel Bowl:
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Simple Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

Health enthusiasts are all too aware of the importance of choosing nutrient-rich foods for fuel. There's no denying that we need a wide variety of nutrients from healthy food to create energy to fuel our daily activities.

It's worth remembering that nutrients on their own do not create energy. Read more about Simple Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

 

2 Simple Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility and Balance

Here we have two simple movements that improve plantar and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.

Ensuring optimal plantar flexion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joints will only improve balance and agility at all ages.

For an overview of exercise progressions that you can work at to improve your mobility and balance in a systematic way, please feel free to visit our Mobility Exercise Progressions page here: Read more about 2 Simple Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility and Balance

 

2 Simple Ways to Slow Aging

Here in the greater Toronto area, I am noticing more traffic on the roads.  It appears that most countries are well on their way to systemically opening up non-essential services.

Chances are high that COVID-19 will linger and even spike again in the months ahead. Wearing a face mask when we go out and cleaning our hands with sanitizer or soap and water whenever we return home are prudent habits to maintain over the next year or three, and for the elderly and immuno-compromised, these habits should be maintained as a way of life during colder months, as they markedly reduce risk of experiencing a respiratory infection.

Anyone who doubts the efficacy of utilizing face masks to lower rate of spread should take a close look at the R0 value of SARS-CoV-2 in New York City vs. Seoul, Korea, two cities with similar population size and density. In South Korea, few people think twice about wearing a mask while out in public during cold and flu season, so the masses have been diligent about wearing masks as COVID-19 has spread globally. As of May 6th, 2020, Seoul had 2 reported deaths from COVID-19 while New York City reported over 19 thousand deaths attributed to COVID-19.

One reader asked for additional measures that we can take to stay healthy over the long term.

Beyond prioritizing getting restful sleep, taking time to breathe slowly from our diaphragm, and spend a few minutes daily opening up our spine, shoulders, and hips by hanging from a stable overhead bar, two other measures that clearly support longevity are: Read more about 2 Simple Ways to Slow Aging

 

Why I Take A Cold Shower Every Morning

Updated on May 6, 2020

I was introduced to the practice of taking cold showers for multiple health benefits by a good friend in graduate school more than 20 years ago. I still remember the shock of giving it a go for the first time in the middle of a harsh winter in a suburb of Chicago. My body immediately began hyperventilating as I summoned all of my resolve to take on that icy cold water from Lake Michigan. Beyond the initial moment of impact, what I remember most was a deep sense of satisfaction afterward for getting through the experience. Read more about Why I Take A Cold Shower Every Morning

 

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