Body Sense

Summer 2013

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BODY TALK COMPILED BY JED HENEBERRY Healthy Grilling Tips Summertime and grills go together like a hot dog and mustard. But could that hot dog actually do you harm? Alice Bender, registered dietician at the American Institute for Cancer, says that diets high in beef, lamb, and pork, as well as processed meats like hot dogs, are linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. She suggests that sticking with chicken and fish can "make this summer's backyard grilling both healthier and more flavorful." Use herbs and spices to amp up flavor, and try marinating for 30 minutes before you grill, which can reduce the amount of heterocyclic amines— potentially cancer-causing compounds formed when grilling. Safety Tips for Summer Exercise It's hot out there. But you know you need to stay fit and healthy. Here are some ways to burn calories without burning up: • Check the weather, and schedule exercise for the coolest part of the day. • Dress appropriately, with moisture-wicking clothing. • Drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol, caffeine, and sugar to stay hydrated. • Try a water sport, like kayaking, surfing, or swimming. • Break up exercise into shorter sessions to avoid overexertion. What comes to mind when you hear the word massage ? 69% of massage users think relax, relaxing, or relaxation. Statistic courtesy of ABMP's National Consumer Research Survey, conducted by Harstad Strategic Research, January 2013. Body Sense 5

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