Tidbits

An apple a day won’t keep bloat away; go bananas instead! Bananas have an amazing 422 milligrams of potassium, which helps limit belly swelling sodium in your body. Grab a small one two to three days a week.

 

Tune out work and tune in happiness: Setting aside time each week to do activities you enjoy and be with loved ones is key for your mental and physical well-being, says Richard Ryan, Ph.D. People who leave work behind on the weekends and don’t check their phone or email are happier, have fewer aches and pains, and experience more energy on their days off than the rest of us.

Teens: Who spend more than four evenings a week on wheels roller skating, bicycling, and skateboarding are 48 percent less likely to become overweight adults than kids who don’t, say researchers at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. By contrast, risk of weight gain for teens involved only in school sports decreased just 20 percent from that of sedentary peers.