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, [...]
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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 [...]
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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips 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. [...]
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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 – [...]
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Prevention is the best medicine for this silent disease by Kristine Burnett 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 [...]
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(As seen in the Sun City Independent newspaper) Is There More to Meditation Than Just Relaxation? Meditation has long been praised for its beneficial effects on brain and body health. It is a wonderful way to not only relax our mind and body but also to calm fears, reduce stress and sharpen focus. A study published this year in Biological Psychiatry provides […]

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(As seen in the Sun City West Independent newspaper.)   Fall prevention tips: what can I do to protect myself? If you took physics in high school or college you may remember Galileo’s law of fall. It states that bodies fall on the surface of the earth at a constant acceleration and that the force of gravity, which causes all bodies to move downward, is […]

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