Walking

Successful Surgery Recovery

…everything for myself, the same way I encourage my patients to do. I visualized a scenario of total success. I thought about coming out of surgery and walking the very first day. And that’s just what happened. Step 2: Get Fit. Surgery recovery will go much more smoothly if you’re in good physical condition…

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What To Do After a Heart Attack

…recovery just like you!) * Follow a heart-healthy diet regimen. I recommend following the Pan-Asian Mediterranean (PAM) diet. I also recommend simple walking, with your doctor’s permission of course. Even if you follow the PAMM diet to the letter, I still have my own patients take targeted nutritional…

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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…down by relaxing the arterial walls. Plus, it helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks. * Exercise. Studies show that moderate exercise—such as walking, dancing, or golf—can reduce blood pressure levels significantly. * Eat garlic. Garlic acts as a natural ACE inhibitor, helping to lower high blood…

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Measuring the Heart Rate-Brain Connection

…involves—also improves heart rate variability, so whatever exercise you do, include a bit of conscious deep breathing in your routine. Even if you are out walking the dog, take a D-E-E-P breath then push it out with some gusto (my Thai buddy Liza calls that “Praná breathing”). Repeat five to six times. You’ll…

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Women's Vitamin Needs

…-1,000 mg of calcium a day from all sources, along with 200 to 600 mg of magnesium. It’s also important to get weight-bearing exercise, such as walking for at least 20 minutes per day. Plus, try to work with weights two to three times per week along with daily stretching, yoga, or T'ai Chi to round…

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Vitamin B12 Supplements: What Doctors Aren’t Telling You

…a vitamin B12 shot, and they felt dramatically better. In fact, people used to beg me for the shot. The reason it worked is that many people are walking around with a deficiency, and they needed vitamin B12 supplements. Yet, even today, most doctors fail to test for vitamin B12. As a result, many patients…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…to one-sided facial droop, * Sudden headache, * Leg weakness or instability, or a gait stagger, * Imbalance in coordination: stumbling, difficult walking or picking up objects, * Difficulty speaking and slurred speech, * Vision abnormalities: double vision or loss of vision in visual field on same side…

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7 Ways To Survive Cold and Flu Season Naturally

…pot, top with warm water and irrigate each sinus. Then blow your nose to expel excess mucus and water. Repeat if necessary. * Get regular exercise: Walking, swimming, qi gong, tai chi and yoga all relieve stress and support immune system function—both of which help to keep you healthy during cold and…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally with Exercise

…swimming group. If you don’t like to swim, there are many other exercise options out there to lower your blood pressure naturally. You can try walking, dancing, or riding a stationary bike. The main thing to remember is that no matter what type of exercise you decide to do, stick with it. That’s…

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How to Lower High Triglyceride Levels: 5 Easy Steps

…high triglyceride levels. Even a modest weight loss of five to eight pounds will make a difference in your triglyceride level. * Exercise, such as walking 30-45 minutes a day, burns calories which helps to lower high triglyceride levels. * Take fish oil. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) in fish oil help promote…

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9 Secrets for Achieving a Healthy Weight

…Consume large amounts of green foods, including green “superfoods” supplements. 7. Exercise regularly with activities you really enjoy, like walking, dancing, or swimming. 8. Get adequate rest and sleep every day. Plus, maintain a wholesome balance between work, play, and family time. 9. Supplement…

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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

…promote my book The Great Cholesterol Myth, I did my usual side step at the security checkpoint in order to opt for the “pat down” instead of walking through the scanner. As I did, the airport security agent approached to assure me that they had just installed the latest RF-free scanner—the L3…

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When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…stay centered, such as Reiki, massage, yoga, or other mind-body movement therapies. * Stay connected to your source of spiritual support, such as walking in nature or spending time in prayer. When we visit my wife’s mom Peg in her new assisted care home, she’s usually happily engaged and enjoying…

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How Painful Joints Can Affect Your Heart

…aging. At least 80 percent of people older than 50 experience some painful joints, which can interfere with everyday activities—whether it’s walking the dog or playing with the grandchildren. But while the lifestyle aspect of painful joints concerns me greatly, as a cardiologist I can also tell…

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Which Sports Are Heart Safe?

…not caused by a pre-existing condition on a racquetball court than they do running a marathon. So, which sports are “heart safe?” I recommend walking, swimming, doubles tennis, dancing, and golf. In fact, any sport that allows you to moderate your activity and exercise steadily at your own pace is…

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The Health Benefits of Saunas

Going to as many health expos as I do, I appreciate walking through the exhibit halls and seeing the latest developments in health-boosting technology, including saunas. That was the case years ago when I got to sit in a small sauna made with special cured wood and an electrical system that was perfect…

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…endless to-do list. Instead of tackling everything at once, take it one chunk at a time. Plus, look for what you can cross off your list altogether. * Walk Away from Your Stress: In the frenzy of the holiday season, it’s easy to forgo your exercise routine. But exercise is actually a highly effective…

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Healthy, Inspiring Books for Children

At this time of the year, you can’t walk into a store or turn on the television without seeing electronic gadgets being marketed to children as holiday gifts. This concerns me greatly because electropollution has a negative impact on our health, and children are even more vulnerable than adults. Instead…

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