Do you feel overwhelmed by all the options at the grocery store, cosmetics counter or even the gym? The Doctors gives you the tools you need to make the right decisions about your health.
Healthy Foods to Eat
Host of Bravo TV's Rocco's Dinner Party and author of Now Eat This! Diet, Rocco DiSpirito, proves that you can enjoy the foods you love by changing how you prepare and eat them. Rocco's system of six low calorie meals per day can help you lose up to 10 pounds in two weeks, but more importantly, will show you how to eat a healthier diet and achieve a better body and a longer life.
• Cucumber: Filled with silica, water and vitamin C, cucumbers promote healthy skin.
• Broccoli: A 3.5 ounce bowl of raw broccoli contains 25 calories, but eating it can burn up to 80 calories! It is also high in fiber, omega 3 fatty acids and is known to have cancer-preventing properties.
• Asparagus: At only 4 calories per spear, asparagus is loaded with vitamins B and C, and is great for heart health.
• While maintaining a healthy diet can improve your health tremendously, choosing to stay active is just as important. Learn the key exercises to tighten up your three most troublesome body parts!
Choose the Best Shoes
There are 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments in a foot, and the shoes your wear can take a toll on those delicate components. But how do you choose the right footwear? E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork shows how different types of shoes affect our feet. At the CHLA Motion Analysis Laboratory, 23-year-old Angela struts the catwalk in high heels, flip flops and sneakers, as orthopedic surgeon Dr. Deirdre Ryan explains how each shoe applies pressure on her joints differently.
"You don't have to give up your high heels and flip flops," E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says, "but you do have to wear them in moderation. Choose the shoe that's right for your body type."
• High heel pain relief
• Tips for happy feet
• High heel risks during pregnancy
Anti-Aging Products That Actually Work
As far as anti-aging products go, there are hundreds of choices on the market, making it a $10 billion-a-year industry. When purchasing a product, be sure you spend your money on brands that are effective and beneficial to you and your body, such as Hydro-Cool Firming Eye Gels. These under-eye pads contain hydrolyzed elastin to tighten the skin, co-enzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant that fights the signs of aging, as well as ginkgo biloba to improve blood flow and reduce dark circles.
Our skin is the body's largest organ and making the right choices with food and beauty products will help keep it softer and healthier. Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon shares six springtime tips for maintaining a healthy complexion.
• Eat Beauty Foods: Oysters, avocados and almonds all contain nutrients that promote younger, tighter skin.
• Stay Hydrated: Wrinkles and blackheads form without proper hydration, so be sure to drink a great deal of water and moisturize often. The best time to moisturize is immediately after a shower, and cutting back on alcohol and caffeine can also help.
• Cleanse Properly: One of the most important parts of good skin care is cleansing twice a day, morning and night. Be sure to use an exfoliating cleanser to shed dead skin and thoroughly remove dirty and debris from your pores.
• Exercise Regularly: Staying active on a daily basis helps oxygen flow and keeps you looking younger, longer.
• Use the Right Body Wash: When showering, use a body wash containing moisturizer to maintain your skin's elasticity and firmness.
• Shave Correctly: Be sure to change your blade frequently and start shaving as soon as you enter the shower, since hot water causes the skin to swell, preventing you from obtaining a smooth shave.