Are You Negotiating With Your Body?

If I had a penny for every time a patient of mine started a sentence with, “How bad is it if I eat_____,” I’d be a millionaire. When we’re asked to make big changes in our diet, we often start negotiating that just a little butter or a cheeseburger every once in a while couldn’t hurt, right? But it actually could. Several studies have shown that a single high-fat meal can immediately increase triglycerides in the body. One particular study found that for individuals that are at risk or already have coronary artery disease, blood vessel function became abnormal 3-5 hours after a high-fat meal, thus immediately increasing the risk for a cardiac event. The best bet is to continue with healthy eating habits, stress management and regular daily exercise. That burger is just not worth it.

If I had a penny for every time a patient of mine started a sentence with, “How bad is it if I eat_____,” I’d be a millionaire. When we’re asked to make big changes in our diet, we often start negotiating that just a little butter or a cheeseburger every once in a while couldn’t hurt, right? But it actually could. Several studies have shown that a single high-fat meal can immediately increase triglycerides in the body. One particular study found that for individuals that are at risk or already have coronary artery disease, blood vessel function became abnormal 3-5 hours after a high-fat meal, thus immediately increasing the risk for a cardiac event. The best bet is to continue with healthy eating habits, stress management and regular daily exercise. That burger is just not worth it.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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