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AB May Wellness Week Monday

Monday, May 19, 2014

 
   
 

AB May wants to help keep both you and your home in great shape.  This week, our employee wellness department will be passing along some great tips for staying healthy and feeling great this summer!

 


 

 

Monday:  5 Tips for Keeping Your Skin Healthy

  1. Load up on blue and purple produce.  Fruits and veggies like purple cabbage, purple cauliflower and blueberries are rich in antioxidants.  This helps improve circulation which in turn helps bring skin the nutrients it needs to form new cells, collagen and elastin.
  2. Aim to eat omega-3 every day! These fatty acids offer anti-inflammatory properties and research shows that eating more omega-3 rich foods may help protect against sun damage and skin cancer.  Salmon, sardines, mackerel, flaxseed and chia seeds are all omega-3 super stars.
  3. WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY!  A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer.  Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
  4. Laugh!  Laughing can help alleviate stress and uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems.
  5. Sleep! Log 8 hours a night.  Being sleep-deprived puts stress on the body causing it to release more adrenaline and cortisol, which can trigger breakouts and other skin problems.
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