New and Improved No Sugar May plan:
- Don't eat sugar. (For processed foods, don't eat anything with sugar or syrups listed within the first 2 ingredients.)
- Drink 100oz of water a day.
- (New Rule) Dance-off!
OK, so I'm not in that range yet, but what the what? Is that something I should be concerned about in 5 yrs? How do I avoid a stroke, REDBOOK. Is there still time to save me?
|Lisa Masterson, M.D. & ob/gyn|
LM: (I'm paraphrasing here.) Blood pressure. Check it often, and if it's high get on meds to regulate it.
ME (Panicky Writer): OK, check. Anything else?
LM: Shake your groove thing.
ME: [pause] I'm sorry, shake my groove thing? How will bustin' a move help.
LM: It's exercise. Exercise is good for your health and helps ward off obesity.
LM: I'd suggest running a 5K or Zumba.
ME: Funny you should say that! I've been training for a 5K coming up this June. Also, I've been dancing for 45-60 a few times a week through the wii Just Dance II program. That's sound advice! What else? Am I now stroke-free?
LM: Not so fast. You gotta watch your diet too. Plan out your meals so that you get 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies every day. No skimping. Produce has nutrients that protect your arteries.
ME: Got it. Hey thanks, Lisa. And you said, you're an ob/gyn, right?
LM: That's right.
ME: Good. I've got this funny looking ra--
RB: --HEY, This is not the forum for that! Another time, Panicky Writer.
ME: OK. Well thanks for the advice, REDBOOK and Lisa Masterson. Now, I'll be stroke free!
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