• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Don’t Let Jet Lag Get You Down

August 22, 2016

a graphic of a globe with several clocks set to different times, illustrating time zones, jet lag

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Jet lag disorder: Prevention
If you have a vacation coming up, don't let crossing time zones knock your body clock and spoil your fun. Learn the steps to prevent jet lag.

How poultry and other meats fit in your healthy diet
While poultry and other meats are sources of protein, they also can be full of fat. Keep your diet on track by choosing lean cuts and using these healthy cooking techniques.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Hypothyroidism symptoms: Can hypothyroidism cause eye problems?
The signs of an underactive thyroid can vary, but eye problems usually aren't a concern.

Aromatherapy: Is it worthwhile?
Some studies have shown that aromatherapy, which uses plants' essential oils, may ease anxiety, depression and more.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Cushing syndrome
DHEA: Evidence for anti-aging claims is weak
Risks of high cholesterol: Why you need to control it
Video: Abdominal ball raise with fitness ball

HEALTHY RECIPES
Savory vegetable dip
Green smoothie
Chickpea hummus
Apples with dip

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Know how to do a proper pushup?
Strength training includes exercises that use your own body weight for resistance. Pushups, for example, work your chest, arms, shoulders and upper body. Give it a try: Position yourself on your hands and feet with your eyes facing the floor. Place your hands slightly greater than shoulder-width apart and your feet comfortably apart. Keeping your back and legs straight, slowly bend your elbows and lower your chest until your chin reaches the ground. You'll feel tension in the muscles in your back, abdomen and upper arms. Then, slowly return to the starting position.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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Nutrition-wise: Dietary fats, carbohydrates and diabetes
Eating healthy fats — such as nuts, seeds and vegetable oils — in place of animal fats and refined carbohydrates may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.

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