Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Weekly Health Tips

Mental Attitude: Tips for a Positive Mental Attitude. 1. Smile 2. Laugh 3. Greet people courteously 4. Be enthusiastic 5. Dream, set a goal, aim high!
Srivathshem Nagarajan

Health Allert: Killer Bacteria! In 2005, MSRA (methicillin-resistant-staph aureus) was responsible for 94,360 serious infections and 18,650 hospital stay-related deaths in the United States (more death than AIDS). The prevailing thought is that bacteria “learn” to become resistant to new antibiotics faster as their mutation rate surpasses our ability to make new effective antibiotics.
Centers for Disease Control/Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 2007.

Diet: Oil the Heart. Portable heart defibrillators can help save lives but according to a new report from the High Center at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, many more lives could be saved if people just ate more fish or at least took fish oil supplements. A computer simulation, based on the results of past research data, found a 6.4% total death reduction resulted from an increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids. In contrast, defibrillators saved about 1% of the virtual population.
The American Journal of Medicine, Sept. 2006.

Exercise: Increased Cardio/Aerobic Exercise Leads to Weight Loss. Aerobic exercise is any activity that uses large muscle groups in a continuous, rhythmic fashion over sustained periods of time (typically a minimum of 20-45 minutes). Walking is a weight-bearing aerobic exercise, as are jogging, rope skipping and dance (as well as my favorite – Boxing). Non-weight-bearing aerobic exercise includes bicycling, swimming and rowing.
American Council on Exercise.

Chiropractic: How fast can a patient with neck pain expect to feel better with chiropractic care? British authors studied which neck symptoms respond the quickest to hands-on treatment. Overall, considering all possible neck complaints, about 70% of patients reported immediate favorable responses to manipulation. However, if patients complained about specific things like headaches, shoulder or arm pain, reduced arm or neck movement, neck pain, or upper or middle back pain, the percentage of those who reported immediate improvement in pain rose to an incredible 95%!
Journal of Manipulative and Physiologiacal Therapeutics, March 2008.

Wellness/Prevention: “Cancer has one prime cause! The replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body’s cells by an anaerobic (oxygen deficient) respiration” Dr Otto Warnburg 1883-1970 Nobel Prize 1931. So don’t stop your deep breathing exercises, as nothing is more important than a constant source of oxygen from slow deep breathing.

Quote: “Diseases are penalties w pay for overindulgence, or from our neglect of the means of health” Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (May 25, 1803 – January 18, 1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician.

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