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Are you spending money for dietary supplements, such as vitamins, arthritis pills, pills to enhance your exercise or weight loss pills? Do you believe that adding more vitamins or minerals will build muscle or prevent a chronic disease?
A heart attack, also called myocardial infarction, can occur at any age and in both men and women, especially if the woman is past menopause.
Have you said to yourself: “I should get healthier in 2020”. I know I need to change one or more behaviors in order to lose weight, lower my cholesterol, lower my blood pressure, control my blood sugars better. But you do not make changes.
The holidays bring thoughts of gifts for family and friends. The following are just a few suggestions to make your gift giving healthy… and don’t forget to give yourself a gift!
Type 2 diabetes has two kinds of risk factors, those you can’t change and those you can. Risk factors you can’t change include: (1) having a relative with diabetes, (2) if you are female and had gestational diabetes, (3) if you are a male and over 50.
You may feel stressed due to your negative thoughts about events. Stress, such as having to pay too many bills or issues with your boss, can make you feel ill and take a toll on your health. Chronic stress can lead to problems such as high blood pressure, sleep problems, stomach pains, headaches, mood swings and trouble concentrating.
What is a carb (carbohydrate)?
Carbohydrates are foods that get changed into glucose, or sugar, in your blood during digestion. Glucose is a main source of fuel for your body. When carbs get changed to glucose, your blood sugar goes up. But some carbs raise your blood sugar faster than others.
You ask: Why is my blood pressure higher at my Wellness Clinic appointments or at home than at my doctor’s appointments? Which blood pressure readings are correct?
Is your work area hot during the summer? Take steps every day to prevent dehydration. You are especially susceptible to dehydration if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or take a diuretic medicine that increases your urine.
How can fast food be bad for you? Fast food is so convenient. What is not to like about: “thick and juicy”, “eat fresh”, or “better ingredients”? Fast food restaurants ‘bundle’ food so you will buy a large coke with your burger and fries and think you are getting more for your money.