Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Healthy Wednesday! {2}

I love watching Dr. Oz and reading anything he has to say, for my healthy Wednesday i thought i would share 23 essential health tips from Dr. Oz

Laughing- it eases stress, promotes social bonding, and lowers blood pressure. Make sure to bring some humor into your life.

Don't Skip Breakfast- Fiber in the morning means less hunger late in the afternoon, when you're most likely to feel tired and gorge yourself in sugar.

Hit the sack- Set a bedtime and stick to it. Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night is essential for your health.

Admire your work- this might be TMI but you all need to know and do this. Don't be trigger happy when the flusher. Turn around and take a look at your poop, which speaks volume of your guy and overall health. Poop should be smooth and S- shaped, like your colon. If it comes out lumpy, or drops into the bowl like marbles, your're constipated. Increase your fiber and water intake.

Don't pamper your bad back- Even if your hunched over in agony, taking your bed will only make a bad back worse. The latest research shoes that bed rest weakens back muscles. Get up, take a pain reliever and be a solider.

Taste the colors- Foods with bright, rich colors are more than just nice to look at, they are also packed with flavnoids and carotenoids, powerful compounds that bind the damaging free radicals in your body, lowering inflammation. Eat nine fistfuls of colorful fruits and vegtables each day and you'll reap the benefits.

Take a deep belly breathe- Do this anywhere, anytime. Push out your bellows and suck air through your nose until your lungs are full. They'll fill with nitric oxide, a chemical found in the back of your nose that opens up blood vessels. The dose of oxygen will make you feel happier and more alert.

Join a yoga class- yoga eases stress, lowers blood pressure, slows heart rates and increases flexibility.

Don't be an island- don't keep everything bottled up. if you face life's stresses alone, you will make yourself older. With another person's love and support, that inner aging can be reduced.

 Avoid fad diets- the real trick is to lower your daily intake by about 100 calories. You will hardly notice it.

Be a smart patient- your doctor can help keep you in good health, always get second opinions, keep a medical history diary.

Lose the belly- Grab a tape measure and put it around your body at the level of your belly button. That number should be less than half your height. So for my 6'1" frame, I need to keep my waist under 36.5". Just think—you’ll be avoiding heart attacks and diabetes

Go Green- It's packed with heart-boosting and cancer-stopping polyphenols that black tea doesn't offer. (These beneficial chemicals are lost when it's fermented.) Green tea also delivers a boost of alertness, but from a smaller dose of caffeine than black tea. Green tea can even fight dandruff, although only if you pour it directly onto your scalp. (It's probably a good idea to let it cool down first.)

Sweat till you're wet- If you can work up a sweat for just 1 hour a week, you'll enjoy a range of benefits: reduced risk of heart attack, better mood, and lower blood pressure. I like interval training on the elliptical, with 15 pullups and 15 dips every 10 minutes. Your muscles will become more efficient, so you'll have more stamina for more enjoyable activities that also work up a sweat.

Put it in the bank- finances is people's number one stressor. Stress not only shortens lives, it also drives people to bad habits like smoking, drinking, or bingeing on food. Save, save, save money!

Have as much sex as possible- haha listen to this... If a 50-something woman could have sex 700 times a year, the exercise and stress reduction would make her look and feel years younger. I wouldn't recommend quitting your day job in order to hit that number—but what's the harm in trying? The next time you don’t feel particularly in the mood, remind yourself that not having sex is literally killing you.

Know your numbers, then aim lower- change your diet to help, cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar.

Add some weights- Just 30 minutes twice a week spent on lifting weights can build some good muscle.

grab some nuts- nuts are among the best sources of healthful fast and protein. Eat a handful 30 minutes before a meal and it will temper your appetite.

Hit the dance floor- it turns out that any kind of dancing with complex moves is stimulating enough to give your neurons a work out.

Learn to cook- if you can cook, you not only save money but control over what goes into your meals

Some pills should be popped- Unfortunately, roughly half of us are deficient in vitamin D which the sun is a major source. This crucial vitamin may aid in fighting cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. I take a 1,000 IU supplement each morning.

Brushing is not enough-  If you plan to spend your later years eating more than yogurt and applesauce, invest in some floss. No matter how thoroughly or long you brush your teeth, you're missing a good portion of their total surface. That's like washing one armpit after a workout. But the dangers of skipping floss go beyond hygiene: The bacteria that linger can increase your risk of heart disease. I use Reach Ultraclean floss, which stretches to glide between teeth.

I enjoyed reading these tips and will definitely work on doing these! Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!


  1. Looove me some Dr Oz :)
    He always has great info!!

  2. Looove me some Dr Oz :)
    He always has great info!!

  3. Love those!! Thanks for sharing!!!