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Breast-Feeding May Benefit Your Baby's Teeth

Once you’re holding your newborn in your arms, you won’t be able to get enough of your baby’s gummy grin. Before you know it, your little one’s smiles will be filled with pearly whites. If you’re planning to breast-feed, doing so may help your baby develop strong teeth.

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You can’t stick to the same weight-training routine week after week and continue to gain strength, because muscles adapt quickly. Berkeley Wellness recommends these options to vary your routine: Increase the number of reps and/or sets. Add more weight and cut back on the number of reps or sets. Alternate “heavy” days—heavier weights with fewer reps and/or sets—with “lighter” ones.

Using oils is common in cooking and baking. Make sure you use those oils lowest in saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol, says the American Heart Association. Your best choices include canola, corn, olive, safflower, sesame, soybean, and sunflower oils. Avoid palm, palm kernel, and coconut oils, along with cocoa butter, all of which are high in saturated fats.

With blood pressure readings, you might hear that a systolic pressure of your age plus 100 is normal. But the American Osteopathic Association warns that, at any age, a blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher significantly elevates your risk for hypertension-related cardiovascular disease. A normal reading for most adults is a systolic number below 130 mmHg and a diastolic number below 85 mmHg.