Attention students, put your laptop away!⠀
Laptops allow for faster recording of information, which may seem like a positive thing, but what it tends to lead to is “transcribing” what is heard in lectures. Hand writing notes encourages students to be more selective in what they record as they cannot record it all. It forces students to think more in depth about what they are hearing and process it differently. Retention is so much better pen to paper!⠀
Connecting Physical Activity to Eye Health
High blood pressure can also lead to eye disease and regular exercise has been proven to help prevent hypertension. Obesity is connected to several life-threatening diseases and there is strong evidence supporting the notion that regular exercise helps prevent weight gain while contributing to the maintenance of a stable body weight once a healthy weight is achieved.
Studies have shown that exercise can help protect you from developing certain types of cancer. Evidence also suggests that exercise lessens your risk of developing heart disease as it helps reduce the amount of fat and cholesterol in your body. Research also points to physical activity playing a role in the decreased risk of developing dementia and the improved balance in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
With so much evidence supporting the advantages of regular physical activity as a proven contributor to eye health, there are really only two things you need to do. First, add exercise to your calendar. Pick 3 to 5 times a week and schedule physical activity like you would any other appointment. Next, schedule a comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist and commit to returning every year or two so your eye health can be monitored and proactively managed. If you want to learn more about managing your health with exercise, contact your holistic optometrist.
Remember: Move it or lose it because motion is lotion!
Source: Cleveland Clinic ; Virtual Medical Care
Help Your Child Excel in School
Set your children up for success this year. Contact your optometrist to book an appointment today. All children are entitle to a yearly OHIP-covered eye exam until they turn 20.