Tag Archives: Healthy Habits

27

Mar

Vitamin C: Health Benefits and Food Sources

Posted In: Healthy Eating By Craig Primack MD FACP

Vitamin C plays a crucial role in maintaining the immune system and helping to fight off infections, harmful bacteria and viruses. Deficiency and inadequate intake of vitamin C can lead to frequent viruses, such as the common cold, and recurring infections.

Vitamin C is also essential for the growth and repair of connective tissue. Without adequate levels of vitamin C, the body is unable to repair damaged skin properly, leading to slow wound healing. Deficiency can also leave skin looking older, as vitamin C is needed for the production of collagen, which is important for healthy-looking skin.

In addition, vitamin C helps to maintain healthy blood vessels and protects the cardiovascular system, particularly when combined with other antioxidants. [Read more]

13

Mar

How to Reduce Everyday Stress

Posted In: Lifestyle By Craig Primack MD FACP

Have you noticed stressed people panic? Challenges trigger their behavior, but the way they respond increases their burden. When you panic because your plans go awry, you can’t think straight. You stay in fight or flight longer than necessary as your behavior signals you’re in danger. Then, you produce stress chemicals. Take deep slow breaths and you’ll gain the time to take stock. As a result, handling situations will be easier and stress won’t build. Follow your breath and have a short break when the potential to worsen anxiety strikes. You’ll stay balanced and clear-headed.

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06

Mar

Five Health Benefits of Jogging Regularly

Posted In: Getting Active By Craig Primack MD FACP

Jogging regularly places strain on bones and muscles. Over some time, your bones become stronger and can handle increased stress. Stronger bones are less likely to break or experience an injury. Jogging is especially beneficial for older adults who experience progressive loss of bone density. Stronger bones help to decrease the risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and other skeletal diseases. [Read more]

28

Feb

8 Simple Lifestyle Hacks For Slimming Success

Posted In: Lifestyle By Craig Primack MD FACP

You might think that skipping breakfast is a convenient way of cutting a chunk of calories out from your day. However, things aren’t quite that simple, and breakfast is actually an important meal for dieters.

A small, healthy breakfast kick starts your metabolism so that you actually burn calories faster, and this effect will last for several hours. What’s more, eating a breakfast will help stop those willpower-sapping hunger pangs from striking before lunch. [Read more]

21

Feb

Is Standing While Working a Healthier Choice?

Posted In: Lifestyle By Craig Primack MD FACP

One of the latest ergonomic trends in the workplace is the sit-stand desk, which lets employees shift from a sedentary to a standing work style throughout the day. In fact, sit-stand desks are the fastest-growing employee benefit in the American workplace. But does your position really affect your health? [Read more]

14

Feb

10 Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life

Posted In: Lifestyle By Craig Primack MD FACP

When you think about changing your life it might seem overwhelming. It’s easy to believe that you have to make monumental changes that will take tons of time and effort. But really, the best way to change your life is to change your small daily habits. Your life is made up of a series of moments; one day at a time. What you do everyday is what you do with your life. Which is why improving your daily habits is the best way to boost your productivity, give yourself encouragement, and create a fresh start. [Read more]

Heart disease claims over half a million lives each year in the USA alone. The tragedy is that these deaths are often entirely preventable. While genetics plays a part in the chances of developing the condition, lifestyle is the primary contributing factor. The food you eat is hugely important, and a diet that makes heart health a priority dramatically lowers your risk. [Read more]

Would you like to cut back on meat and still get enough protein in your diet? You’re in good company. Many people are looking for alternatives to red meat, and even poultry, as concerns about the environment, health, and animal welfare grow. In fact, some people choose to eliminate all animal-based foods from their diet by going vegan. Others purge meat from four-legged animals and poultry but continue to eat fish. No one can say what’s right for you, but if you’re eliminating meat and poultry, there’s good news. You still have healthy protein options available to you. Here are some high-protein options when you’re cutting back on meat. [Read more]

Fruits and vegetables are good for you. It’s been established by countless studies that a diet based on “the green stuff” is the best thing for our health. However, if you have lived your entire life as a meat-and-potatoes person, you may be at a loss as to how to sneak in those vegetables. It’ s not as complicated as you think. [Read more]

27

Dec

Everyday Tips to Help with Your Weight Loss

Posted In: Lifestyle By Craig Primack MD FACP

Losing weight or maintaining your achieved weight-loss goal is going to be an ongoing journey. Weight management requires a conscientious level of attention to daily habits and overall lifestyle. If you’re determined to win the continuous struggle with your weight, there are several strategies you can follow to help you in your efforts. [Read more]