Today’s Solutions: August 10, 2022

Health

Finding good health news amidst a pandemic can be quite daunting. That’s not the case with The Optimist Daily, where positive news is in high supply. Our Health section covers the latest good news from the health sector, featuring solutions ranging from mental and physical health to immunity, nutrition, and cutting edge medical research.

Mosquito

Researchers identify three factors to help prevent mosquito-spread disease

With the variabled future of weather in an ever-changing climate, the prevalence of mosquitoes is expected to increase or at least become more unpredictable. This is expected to exacerbate the spread of certain diseases, like malaria and dengue fever. In places like Sri Lanka, this represents a top Read More...

Farmer planting young seedlings of lettuce salad in the vegetable garden

7 money-saving tips for new gardeners

It’s finally happened—after reading countless articles about the benefits (for both yourself and the planet) of growing your own food and spending time in nature, you’ve decided to give gardening a go. But you’ve heard from others that creating a new garden can be quite costly, and you’d Read More...

Couple running into the sunset

Here is a neurologist-approved 10 day reset plan to reclaim your life

Have you ever tried a detox? Maybe you gave up TV for a month or sugar. Why not challenge yourself to try a “brain detox.” Created by neurologist David Perlmutter, this 10-day plan will help you reset your brain and set you on the path to reclaiming your life.  Day 1: Digital detox You Read More...

Salt

Adding less salt to your food can add years to your life

In some cultures, it is considered polite not to season your food at a restaurant or at a friend’s home. You eat it the way that the chef prepared the dish. Not only is this showing respect to the chef, but it is also healthier for you.  A recent study of 500,000 middle-aged Britons showed Read More...

Almond, poppy seed and hemp seed milk, top view.

Here are 10 non-dairy foods that are rich with calcium

Calcium is well known for its ability to build and maintain your bones, but that’s not the only thing it does. It’s also important for muscle contraction, blood pressure regulation, nerve transmission, and blood clotting. Most people get their calcium from dairy products such as milk and Read More...

Yoga stretches big toe pull stretch exercises woman doing hamstring stretching at home on fitness mat training stretching legs touching toes.

Benefits of working out in the nude

We've written before about how spending time naked can improve your body image, and it’s well known that regular exercise also improves self-esteem and how you view your body (among other benefits). So why not combine the two for even better results? Working out in your birthday suit has a Read More...

Group of people holding hand together in the park.

These postcards stand up for people with disabilities' rights

It seems it would be simple to respect and protect others' basic human rights, however, there are many situations where a lack of education breaks these vital liberties. This is why postcards covering five rights protected by the Human Rights Act are currently being circulated through England, Read More...

Teenagers

This 30-minute training can help teenagers’ response to stress

Many successful people live by the expression “in every tragedy, there is an opportunity.” It turns out that the same kind of thinking can apply to the smallest of moments and to the youngest of people.  A new 30-minute online training session can reduce teenagers’ stress by teaching them Read More...

lemons

8 benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning

Even if your morning routine is already jam-packed, we have one tiny thing we suggest you add to that routine: drinking a cup of lemon water. For something that hardly takes any effort to do, it’s amazing just how many ways a bit of lemon water in the morning can make you healthier. Below, Read More...

Warm cup of ginger tea with ginger next to it

7 proven health benefits of ginger

For centuries, scientists have written extensively about ginger and its healing properties. This odd-looking root has been found to do everything from promoting healthy aging and weight loss to boosting immunity and fighting cancer. And the best part is that it’s cheap, easy to find, and simple Read More...