Vacation

Why a Vacation Can Improve Your Heart Health

…discussed) health risks is the fact that Americans don't take enough vacations. While many other countries mandate that employers give their workers four weeks of paid vacation or more, many of us here in the U.S. take one week of vacation or less. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Harris Interactive…

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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

At this point, I've earned quite a few frequent-flyer miles. Whether I’m headed out for business a vacation or a fishing trip, I always follow my own healthful traveling tips. Plus, lately there’s another travel issue that has me concerned—exposure to airport security scanners. We all receive…

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Dangers

…found out last year that there is no safe sun block . I’ve always donned hats, long pants, long sleeves, and big sunglasses. Trust me. On beach vacations it can be downright embarrassing to be seen with, barely a shred of skin uncovered. Though some might think me “overboard”… ends up, I wasn’t…

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Spa Vacations Benefit Your Heart, Even If You're at Home

…Island—which I’ve frequented with my family each year ever since. What I like about spas is that they’re a heart-healthy getaway. Unlike other vacations that can expand your waistline, they afford an opportunity to eat properly, exercise, and relax while learning progressive methods of healing both…

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5 Tips for Heart-Healthy and Enjoyable Summer Travel

Vacations are an important part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. They give you a chance to rest and recharge, both physically and mentally. Since the summer vacation season is in full swing, I thought I would use this opportunity to give you some of my best advice for healthy summer travel. * Before packing…

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Why an “Unplugged” Vacation Can Benefit Your Heart Health

vacation idea from our “bucket list”—taking a trans-Canada railroad ride through the countryside. We researched our possibilities and booked a five-day journey from Vancouver to Toronto. Then, we eagerly awaited a relaxing respite from our busy, on-the-go lives. The Biggest Benefit of Our Vacation

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Mindful Summer Escapes

As we move closer to summer, many of us are planning vacations and weekend getaways. But over the years many of my cardiac patients have expressed concern that traveling and dining out could take a toll on their waistlines and blood pressure. So, years ago I co-authored the book Spa Medicine: Your Gateway…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

Researchers at the Imperial College in London figured out—after massaging various statistical logarithms—that taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug with a fast food meal could “be expected to neutralize the increased relative risk for cardiovascular disease associated with the regular…

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10 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid

…three or four times a year, for example when you’re at a Yankee game (at least that’s my favorite team), NFL football game or at the beach on vacation. Foods To (Mostly) Avoid When Eating Healthier * Hot dogs. While they might be popular with Americans, hot dogs are loaded with nitrates, nitrites…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…Takes Electro-Pollution to Heart I am so proud of Dr. Sinatra! He really “walks his talk” when it comes to sacrificing personal time—even on vacation with the kids!—to spread the word on health hazards that concern him. And, as you know if you’ve been reading his Heart, Health & Nutrition newsletter…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…doors more; and on it goes. This summer, Dr. Sinatra and I were mindful to create healthy, farm stand meals at home to balance dining out during vacation and business trips. And we added daily juicing to offset our dietary indiscretions. Dr. Sinatra’s sister, Dr. Maria Seidel, got us jumpstarted.…

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9 Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

…be a cause for high blood pressure. Rest includes not only your daily sleep, but adequate relaxation and vacations. I remember years ago reading a study that showed people who took more vacations lived longer. * Learn to say “No”: Always accommodating others is a wonderful trait; however, we can…

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How to Protect Children’s Health—and Yours— in a Wireless World

…dizziness, heart palpitations, fatigue, and nervous system issues while in school—symptoms that “mysteriously disappeared” on weekends and school vacations. Those concerned citizens banded together to create a coalition called Citizens for Safer Schools. When I attended one of their luncheons, I even…

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Wi-Fi Radiation Prevention Tips

…installed. Meanwhile, their symptoms (commonly headaches, lightheadedness, and palpitations), were alleviated on the weekends and during school vacations. This is anecdotal evidence so far, but more research is under way. Given this background, you can imagine how thrilled I was to hear that France…

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