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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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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Winter Survival for Your Body and Mind

One way to get through the post-holiday winter stretch is to start anticipating and planning your summer vacation time. If you, like me, enjoy taking time to do something for your mind and body when you travel, I have a great suggestion for you. Consider joining me for a weekend in New England this…

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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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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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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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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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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 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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For EMF Protection, Use Video Game Systems with Caution

…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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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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