Recommendations

 
 

Some general facts, courtesy of nature

  • Should I be getting screened for cancer? In all likelihood: no.

  • How many antioxidants should I be getting? It doesn’t matter, they don’t do anything.

Also–

  • Do humans have exceptionally large brains? No.

  • Do people learn best when taught in their preferred learning style (verbal | visual)? No, they don’t appear to.

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Exercise: How much should you do?

Good recommendations for how much exercise you should be getting are available from the US government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Diet: what should you be eating?

The US Department of Agriculture provides guidance on what your diet should look like at the ‘My Plate’ website.

Sleep: How much should you be getting?

Guidelines are available at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, here.

Briefly, adults typically need 7 or more hours nightly; after age 65 this increases slightly.

Pregnancy and babies

Per the Centers for disease Control:

  • Milk can be kept at room temperature (77°F or colder) for up to 4 hours.

  • Breast milk does not need to be warmed. It can be served room temperature or cold.

  • Never thaw or heat breast milk in a microwave.

  • The World Health Organization recommends mothers breastfeed for the first six months of life.