Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach I’ve heard that exercise can help strengthen bones and ward off osteoporosis. What are the best exercises for this? The two most important types of exercise to increase bone strength are weight-bearing workouts and resistance training, also called strength training. Any exercise or activity in which you are upright on your feet working against gravity is weight bearing.…
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Check out these top diets It seems everyone has a new diet to try, and chances are that they’re more fad than fantastic. But research shows that some diets actually can give you the health benefits you need while also being pretty tasty. Check out three diets that health experts recommend. DASH DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a lifelong approach to healthy eating designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). …
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Sally Charalambous worked for years in New York City as a trauma nurse, a demanding job loaded with stress.  She discovered that meditation dramatically helped ease not just job-related stress, but also the stress in her life. “It helped me mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually,” she says. Retired and living in Arizona, Charalambous now teaches group meditation classes twice a month at Sun Health.…
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Rhonda Zonoozi Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach Exercise can help reduce the stress that ails you Stress carries a lot of baggage.  Frayed nerves.  Upset stomach. Rapid heartbeat.  Sleeplessness.  The list goes on. Unless you’re a Buddhist monk in deep meditation, chances are that stress is a frequent, and sometimes unwelcome, companion in your life, no matter what your age. …
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I’ve been reading about turmeric and its healing properties. What can you tell me about it? The ancient spice turmeric is enjoying a golden moment in nutrition circles these days and for good reason. The yellow-hued staple of East Indian cuisine contains curcumin, a substance researchers have found possesses significant anti-inflammatory properties.…
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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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