Vacation

Vacation Your Way to Better Health!

…Americans and their vacations. While many other countries mandate four weeks of paid vacations (or more!), many Americans take one week of vacation or less. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the online travel site Expedia, 34% of employed Americans don’t even use all of the vacation days they do…

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Walking Club Check-In: 5 Walking Tips for When You're On Vacation

…Whether you're headed for the beach, a lake house, or to visit friends and family, it's important to keep up your walking program even when you're on vacation. Here are 5 tips to help you do that: 1. If you're sightseeing, put on a pedometer. Whether you're touring a quaint neighborhood, or walking with…

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Vacations Part II: How to Get Away On a Dime!

…that it isn’t the distance you travel, or the amount of sites you see, that gives you these incredible health benefits. The healing power of a vacation is getting away from everyday stressors of work and home life so you're more likely to relax. It also gives your the opportunity to indulge in the…

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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 a Healthier, More Enjoyable, Summer Travel

As I’ve said many times before, vacations are an important part of a 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…

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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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Cardiology Terminology: Airport Angina

More people vacation during the summer months than at any other time of year. And the topic of “airport angina”—an old cardiology phrase—may be getting tossed around now more than usual. But what, exactly, does it mean? Essentially, “airport angina” is a phrase coined to describe heart symptoms…

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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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Could a Power Outage Actually Be Good For Your Health?

…agitation to sleeplessness, irritability, and headaches. Yet, we don't connect them to our technology exposure. Maybe a power outage is a forced vacation from our high-tech world? I'd never thought of it that way. We have the research to show that owning even a simple cordless phone is like having a…

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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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Eating Healthier By Avoiding These 10 Foods

…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. So what are the foods you should avoid—at least most of the time? Foods To (Mostly) Avoid When Eating Healthier * Dill pickles and olives. Both…

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Walking Club Check-In: Why Do You Like to Walk?

…bring fancy equipment along...all you need to do is open your door and go. 8. It's an activity you can any day of the week, even when you're on vacation. 7. You can walk by yourself, or with a friend. You can even bring your pet along. 6. You can always walk, even in the rain--in fact sometimes it's…

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Could "Home Grown" Increase Blood Pressure Levels?

…harvesting my own crops from my container garden. (This week, I even cut and zip locked our own fresh basil, oregano, mint, and chives to take on vacation with us!) But, I was recently perusing a friends gardening eLetter when I came across an important tip. If you reside in an older home that was ever…

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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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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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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…fatigued, it’s easy to become stressed. 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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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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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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Are Video Game Systems Harmful?

…getting headaches, cardiac arrhythmias, and more while at school. These symptoms wane when they are out of the school buildings for weekends and vacations. But while I was at a Wireless Safety Summit this fall, I learned about another disturbing fact. Our kids are being exposed to radio frequency when…

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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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