Wellness Wednesdays – 10/3/18

SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE

Rose & Dove to Donate Scarves in Support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop, located at 565 Chickering Road in North Andover and 37 Main Street in Gloucester, is launching its first annual “Power of Pashmina” program in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Rose & Dove will use proceeds from its October sales to donate scarves to patients undergoing treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Danvers.

Any sale registering at $100 or above from Oct. 10 to Oct. 24 will trigger a pashmina scarf to be donated. Customers will have the opportunity to write personal notes of support that will be sent along with the scarves from their sales.

“We feel it is important to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and do our part to help keep this cause top of mind amongst our customers,” said Rose & Dove owner Kellee Twadelle. “Our goal is to deliver comfort and encouragement to those who are undergoing treatment and let them know they are not alone.”

Rose & Dove
579 Chickering Rd., North Andover
(978) 689-4141
RoseAndDove.com

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 WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK

Struggled with Other Diets? Intermittent Fasting Has Shown Positive Results for Some

The practice of intermittent fasting, holding off calorie consumption until one or two specific periods during the day, has shown some positive results in studies according to East Idaho News. In research on animal subjects, for example, results showed that intermittent fasting can reduce the risk of obesity, cancer and diabetes. The practice does come with the caveat that its practitioners should be careful about decid whether or not it’s right for them. Consulting with a nutritionist or your primary care physician is never a bad idea before making a drastic switch like this!

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WELLNESS AROUND THE WEB

Mediterranean Diet May Help Lower Risk of Depression, Analysis Shows

Closer examination of 41 studies at the U.K.’s University College London has revealed a link between the Mediterranean diet and a lower risk of depression. The diet, rich in plant-based foods such as vegetables, nuts and olive oil, showed up to a 33 percent reduced risk of depression as compared to one with strongly contrasting nutritional value. As usual for this sort of thing, more research is necessary to show a decisive cause-and-effect relationship, but this is one link to watch. (via Medical News Today)

2017 Showed the Highest Death Rates from Influenza in Over a Decade

According to numbers released by health officials at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 80,000 Americans died from influenza last year. This was concerning because — although the 2017 flu season was intense — there wasn’t actually a new strain of the virus. The New York Times reports that experts continue to strongly encourage vaccination because “while they may be only 40 percent effective at warding off body aches and runny noses, they are much more effective at preventing influenza’s worst outcome — death.”

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LOCAL HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS

October 6

MS is BS Dracut will hold its 4th Annual 5K/Duathlon at Dillon McAnespie Park from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk, run, mountain bike … or all of the above! Dracut, Mass. | MSIsBSDracut.com

October 7

The Knobby Tire Ride and Roll 2018, established to spread knowledge and experiences of off-road adaptive cycling — to benefit Empower Spinal Cord Injury, Inc. — will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at Great Brook Farm State Park. Carlisle, Mass. | BikeReg.com

October 13

Go the distance with your friends, family and fellow community members to expand PINK and LiveSTRONG programs at the Burbank YMCA during their 4th Annual Laurel Kluge 5K Ribbon Run and Walk. Reading, Mass. | RaceMenu.com

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