Gesundheit & Fitness

Prevention May 2018

Prevention magazine gives you healthy solutions you can really live with. Every issue delivers the latest news and trends on health, food, and nutrition, family, fitness, and more!

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2 Min.
doctor love

WHEN I WAS 5, my mother took me to the first real doctor appointment that I remember. Dr. Troiano was tall (naturally) with lots of hair (sign of the times). He was a joke teller, too. “What’s black and white and red all over?” I thought about it and replied, “An embarrassed zebra!” (at least I’m told I said that). He said, “Close,” but his answer was “a newspaper.” I admit I didn’t get it till years later, but I loved him all the same. It was the beginning of a series of warm relationships between my primary doctors and me. Things are different now. There used to actually be time to talk to my doctor at each appointment. I saw the same physician for every checkup until she expanded her…

3 Min.
letters to the editor

THE OTHER OPIOID CRISIS Thanks for publishing this article. I appreciate the light you are shining on what can be a very challenging situation for patients. Kristen Silvia, MD / Scarborough, ME This [article] is beautifully done and a real credit to the conversation. Thank you so much for it. Terri A. Lewis, PhD / Silver Point, TN I am thankful that someone has finally taken the time to see me, and so many others, who use this medicine as prescribed and are honest with our doctors. It scares me to know that the government can tell my doctor what is best for me. There’s a preconceived notion that all users will become addicted or are looking for a high. That’s not true. It’s what works for me, and it’s not for lack of trying…

1 Min.
flower flavors

These gorgeous blossoms look good enough to eat, so go ahead! these flowers, along with others that you grow in your garden or pick up at the market, are edible—and healthy for you, too. do you know the nutritional value of a marigold? flip a few pages to find out and to learn more about other tasty, good-for-you blooms. The Power of Flowers Edible flowers can add great taste and nutrients to meals. We asked Brooklyn-based registered dietitian Maya Feller how to use them. Choose blooms that are meant to be consumed and haven’t been exposed to pesticides or other chemicals. PHOTOGRAPH BY ARMANDO RAFAEL; FOOD STYLING BY SIMON ANDREWS; PROP STYLING BY KRISTINE TREVIÑO. PHOTOGRAPHS BY ARMANDO RAFAEL; FOOD STYLING BY SIMON ANDREWS; PROP STYLING BY KRISTINE TREVIÑO…

1 Min.
take the stairs for blood pressure

Going up a staircase can help blood pressure go down. That’s the finding of a new study published in Menopause, which found that stair-climbing can effectively lower blood pressure. Researchers recruited postmenopausal women and had them climb 192 steps—the equivalent of approximately 16 staircases—two to five times a day, four times a week. In 12 weeks, systolic blood pressure decreased by an average of 7 mm Hg and diastolic by around 3 mm Hg. In addition to lowering blood pressure, stair-climbing also led to a reduction in arterial stiffness (a heart risk factor) and an increase in leg strength.…

1 Min.
prevent spinal bone loss

Highly processed foods and fast foods may accelerate bone aging. Researchers at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City studied the effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs)—compounds found in heat-processed, dried, pasteurized, smoked, or fried foods—on the spines of mice for 18 months. A high-AGE diet was linked to spinal bone loss and increased risk of fracture. The research helps illuminate the link between diet and bone health, but more is needed to see how AGEs affect people.…

1 Min.
live the good life

SMILE MORE: Laughter has powerful health benefits; not only can it trigger a flood of mood-boosting endorphins and stimulate circulation to the heart, lungs, and muscles, but it can also help improve memory and lower stress. THINK POSITIVELY: Researchers found that people with an optimistic view of aging lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those with a negative outlook. A gloomy attitude impaired cognitive function and accelerated signs of frailty, including increased exhaustion and walking at a slower pace. Older adults who valued the wisdom and contentment that come with age were 44% more likely to recover from a disability. GET OUTSIDE: Your body makes vitamin D from sunlight, and exercising outdoors on sunny days can supply you with the recommended daily dose, which is 600 to 800 IU (international…