• By Jen O'Hara

Monday’s Housecall

August 3, 2015

Housecall BannerTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES African-American woman sleeping, napping resting on pillow
Napping: Do's and don'ts for healthy adults
Naps aren't just for kids. Catching 40 winks may help you feel more alert and improve your mood. Here's how to make the most of your snooze.

Healthy diet: Do you follow dietary guidelines?
There's a lot of nutrition advice out there. So how much protein, fat, sugar and salt are you really supposed to consume?

EXPERT ANSWERS
Weightlifting belt: Do I need one?
For most strength training enthusiasts, there's no need to invest in a weightlifting belt.

PSA levels: Can they rise after prostate removal?
If you've had surgery for an enlarged prostate, a number of factors can cause PSA levels to go up again.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS ...
Dry eyes
Video: Mayo Clinic Diet
Personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics
Naegleria infection

HEALTHY RECIPES
Dilled shrimp salad on lettuce leaves
Bean salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Summer fruit gratin
Hawaiian calzone

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Buying athletic shoes? Check your arch
Athletic shoes should be tailored to your arch type (high arch, neutral arch, low arch). Not sure about your foot type? Dip your foot in water and then step on a piece of cardboard. Examine your footprint. If you see most of your footprint, you probably have a low arch. If you see very little of your footprint, you probably have a high arch.

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.

Nutrition-wise: Celebrate National Farmers Market Week
Farmers markets can connect you to freshly grown produce, the community and even your family. Start enjoying local, affordable and healthy food today.

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