Dr. Oz’s Favorite New Uses for Everyday Things

Common household items can be used for more things than you think! Check out Dr. Oz's favorites here.

Dr. Oz’s Favorite New Uses for Everyday Things

By Toni Gasparis

Have a stubborn stain you need removed? Smelly feet that you can't get rid of? Dr. Oz scanned his social networks to see what ways you're using everyday household items to solve those little annoying dilemmas. Try out some of these new uses for everyday things to see for yourself!

Olive Oil as a Furniture Buffer

Take the olive oil out of your kitchen cabinet and use it to buff out scratches on your wood furniture. All you need is a small amount on a soft cloth to remove stubborn scratches.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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