3 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
Give your physical and mental health a boost with these easy tweaks
Regular book readers who are over 50 live almost two years longer, have improved cognition, and a lower risk of dementia than those who don't read as much, says American research. And you don't have to read a lot, says the study, just 30 minutes a day can still increase your life expectancy.
CLEAN YOUR HANDBAG
It could be harbouring nasties including stomach-bug- causing salmonella and E.coli as well as cronobacter (one of the germs behind neo-natal meningitis). It's been suggested that handbags
be banned from hospital wards where vulnerable patients are treated as it turns out a third of us have never cleaned our arm candy! Now where did we put those antibacterial wipes?
EAT MORE EGGS
They're one of the few dietary sources of essential nutrient choline. Studies show choline helps with inflammation, heart disease, as well as preventing the development of neural tube defects in pregnancy. Women should have 450mg a day (an average medium-sized egg has about 144mg choline). Choline is contained in egg yolks.