Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach I’ve started dozens of exercise programs in my life and I’ve ended up quitting all of them. Do you have any advice on how to stick to it? I’m going to answer your question with a question. Why are you exercising?…
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Primary heart disease risk factors Smoking High cholesterol High blood pressure Physical inactivity Obesity Diabetes A heart-to-heart talk with a noted cardiologist about the Sun Health Care Transitions Program and its impact on post-cardiac-event success No ifs, ands or buts, a cardiac event is very scary.  But as frightening as the initial event can be, after the “old ticker” is back on track, heading home from the hospital can feel like a proverbial sink-or-swim experience … with extraordinarily high stakes.…
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JoDee Chenaur Acupuncturist Cupping is a therapeutic technique used in traditional Chinese medicine that gained attention during last summer’s Rio Olympics when some athletes – most notably swimmer Michael Phelps – were spotted with cup marks on their backs and shoulders. In general, cupping involves placing small jars on the skin and releasing the air to create a partial vacuum inside of the cup.…
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Breast cancers are attributed to being overweight and obesity Cancer-fighting foods Broccoli Canola oil Cauliflower Citrus fruit Fish, high in omega-3 fatty acids Flaxseed oil Low-fat yogurt Salmon/tuna Tomatoes Walnuts Whole grains/beans   Foods to avoid Butter Cheeses made with whole milk Fatty meats Fried foods Lard Palm and/or coconut oil Processed foods Shortening Whole milk A healthy, nutritious diet is the best defense against breast cancer While being diagnosed with breast cancer can be devastating news, today’s medical advances and the amount of information available about the disease can make living with—and surviving it—possible.…
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Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach “Knowing what can lead to falls and how to avoid them is key in preventing them.” Simple steps can help prevent serious falls It’s happened to all of us.  A slip, a stumble, a misstep that causes your legs to buckle from underneath, and suddenly you find yourself on the floor. …
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The holiday season just wouldn’t be quite as delightful without some special, baked goodies using recipes that have often been handed-down from mom, grandma and even great-grandma. But with just a few tasty tweaks, these yummy treats can become healthier.  Here’s how: Instead of butter, use equal parts cinnamon-flavored no-sugar-added applesauce. Instead of sugar, use a lower-calorie sugar substitute or half the sugar.…
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Understanding factors that can affect your weight is critical to your overall health We asked our Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing expert – Rhonda Zonoozi, exercise physiologist and certified health coach – to offer advice for successful weight-loss or weight maintenance in 2016.  Here’s what she had to say: Besides the obvious – eating more calories than you burn – what are some other factors that can cause weight gain?…
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With age comes bone loss. More specifically, with age comes an increased risk of osteoporosis. A musculoskeletal disease marked by a decrease in bone mineral density, osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle. The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men face the risk of an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lifetime.…
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