It's a new year! Get 52 tips to better your health in 2011!
New Year's Resolutions
Almost half of all Americans will make a New Year's resolution, but only half of those stick to it past June! The Doctors offers tips for sticking to your resolutions:
• Write it down and be specific
• Set a time frame for the goal
• Get support from those around you
• Establish a reward system
The Doctors reveal their 2011 New Year's resolutions! What are your resolutions for 2011? Share them here!
Did E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork fulfill his 2010 New Year's resolution to become more flexible? Watch and find out!
The most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight. Learn simple ways to reach your goal weight with The Doctors' top fat blasters.
• The Helix Lateral Trainer is a new trainer that incorporates lateral movement, therefore using more muscle groups and can burn up to 800 calories per hour! Enter for a chance to win a Helix Lateral Trainer!
Dr. Travis' No-Sweat Weight Loss Tips
• Peel and eat an orange before a meal. It will force you to slow down, and it will fill you up.
• Carry cash, because studies found that people who pay for meals with cash make healthier choices than those who pay with a credit card.
• Eat at least one meal per week in complete silence. Research shows TV, loud noise and even soft music can lead to overeating, so turn off the radio, TV and cell phones.
• Brush your teeth after meals.
More Great Remedies!
• Stop Nail Stains
• Prevent Bladder Infections
• Fight Aging with Chia Seeds
Quitting smoking is the second most common resolution people make. "Nearly 50 million Americans smoke, and that's 50 million too many," E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says. "Make this the year you commit to quit."
Smoking affects your body in a number of ways, including causing respiratory problems and premature aging, and it increases your risk for heart disease, vascular disease, stroke and cancer. You can prevent these conditions and reverse health problems associated with smoking by stopping today.
Dr. Travis shares easy ways to help you kick the habit.
Nicotine addiction specialist Dr. Linda Hyder Ferry offers tips for stopping smoking:
• Change Your Attitude: Tell yourself you can learn to live without tobacco.
• Get Professional Help: Find out if you need medications to assist in the process of quitting.
• Change Your Environment: Keep your home, car and workplace smoke-free, and make sure you have something else to do there rather than smoke. If you need something in your hand to take the place of a cigarette, use a cinnamon stick.
• Use Alternatives: If you need to simulate the feel of a cigarette in your mouth, drink ice-cold water through a straw. This will also stimulate chemicals in the brain that release dopamine, much like nicotine does.
Resources to Stop Smoking
• Smoking health scare experiment
• Smoking intervention
• Tools available to help you quit smoking.
• Determine your level of nicotine addiction. Take the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence.
• Watch the QUITPLAN video for the reasons to quit smoking right now.
Stay healthy with immunity-boosting foods!
• Garlic: Stimulates the multiplication of infection-fighting white blood cells, increases the efficiency of antibody production and can act as an antioxidant to reduce the buildup of free radicals in the bloodstream.
• Mushrooms: Contain antioxidants, B vitamins riboflavin and niacin and have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-tumor effects.
• Pistachios: High in fiber, antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids, which help lower blood pressure.
Halt the Salt
Over the past few decades, Americans have increased the amount of sodium they eat by more than 50 percent, causing a nationwide epidemic of too much salt in their diets. The Doctors are breaking the silence for good and kicking off a major health movement to Halt the Salt!
Join the movement and take the pledge to Halt the Salt!
Halt the Salt Pledge
I Pledge To:
1. Eat no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day.
2. Compare nutrition facts labels and choose lower-sodium items. Print out a quick label reference guide!
3. Eat and serve my family three to five servings of vegetables and two to four servings of fruit each day.
4. Spread awareness and encourage others to " Halt the Salt" by adding a "Halt the Salt" Twibbon to my Facebook and Twitter.
5. Let food companies know that I want less salt in my food.
Click here to sign the pledge!