Athletes

Heart-Felt Lessons from the Olympics

…I find them compelling for two reasons. On a personal level, watching the athletes takes me back to my teenage years when I used to walk to the high school for football, gymnastics, and wrestling practices. Like the athletes competing now, I had high hopes my dedication to sports would open the door…

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Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

…heart rate alone. When the baseline heart rate slows over time, the body adjusts. In trained athletes, fewer heartbeats are needed to maintain the cardiac output (blood flow). In fact, many trained athletes feel great at a heartbeat of 45 bpm. * Watch for symptoms. As the heart’s conduction system…

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The Other Cure From Heart Supplements

…and 250-500 mg of curcumin daily. These doses can be doubled or even tripled for moderate to severe illness or for a seasoned athlete looking to improve recovery from athletic stress.

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Walking Club Check-In: Finding the Right Walking Shoes

…your feet. 5. Shop for walking shoes near the end of the day, not the morning, since feet swell slightly over the course of the day. 6. Wear your athletic socks when you shop, so you'll be trying on shoes wearing the same socks you plan to use when you walk. 7. Lace up both shoes, and spend some time…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…below! (More videos like this will be available soon on my Facebook page, so "like" this page to make sure you don’t miss any of them.) As a former athlete, I can appreciate the motivation and inspiration that I never fail to receive from the movie. I have yet to watch it and not cry. In fact, I think…

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Dr. Sinatra Book: Arthritis Interrupted

…injured and arthritic joints. As for Jim Healthy, he too has dealt with joint aches and pains secondary to his life as a semi-pro football player and athlete extraordinaire. I like to refer to this book as a couple of “good ole boys,” Monday morning quarterbackin’ as they sit rocking in their chairs…

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How Painful Joints Can Affect Your Heart

…fires of inflammation. That’s a combination I take myself because I have painful joints as a result of participating in high school and college athletics. Plus, I’ve added a third nutrient to the mix called UC-II®, which has been getting a lot of research attention lately for good reason—it helps…

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Successful Surgery Recovery

About six months before my scheduled hip surgery, I started to “train” for it, much as I trained for wrestling matches during my athletic heyday. Here’s the 5-step plan I followed: Step 1: Think Positive. Recovery from surgery starts in the mind. Rather than getting down, I reframed everything…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

…many folks in Massachusetts who needed the help of antibiotics to fight off the seasonal flu. It was also devastating to hear about the 17-year-old athlete who died of a secondary infection from the seasonal flu that caused his kidneys to shut down. There’s no question about it, complications from the…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…impressed my husband that Hippocrates was so right on—and provided the foundation for this effort. Dr. Sinatra has collaborated with former pro athlete and health editor Jim Healthy, as well as recipe queen Rebecca Bent, to write Bottom Line’s The Healing Kitchen. The Healing Kitchen is a strategic…

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The SA Node: An Intrinsic Heart Pacemaker

…as tachycardias—"tachy" being Latin for "speed," like a tachometer measures speed. SA node-generated heart rates below normal range (A very fit athlete, for example, may be quite healthy with heart rates less than 60, whereas someone else—especially an elderly person—may be quite symptomatic.

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