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Immunizations for Adults

As an adult, there are three vaccines you should be aware of and discuss with your doctor. Pertussis Booster Vaccine This is a vaccine to prevent whooping cough. It turns out that the series of shots we all received as a child, did not prove to give us a lifetime of immunity like we thought. … Continued

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Three Components to Exeuctive Fitness

The information is out there. According to the Public Health Reports from Washington D.C.,“the strongest evidence suggests that physical activity and exercise probably alleviate some symptoms associated with mild to moderate depression. The evidence also suggests that physical activity and exercise might provide a beneficial adjunct for alcoholism and substance abuse programs; improve self-image, social … Continued

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How Does a Leader Eat More Vegetables?

Themajor research article that was published just this past April showed evidence that eating 7 servings of fruits and vegetables reduced mortality from heart disease and cancer by 42%. The hardest part about eating more vegetables is they are not easy to eat on-the-go. The following are ways that executives have found work best for … Continued

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How Much is More: Try 7

Patients who come through the program often say, “I know I should be eating more fruits and vegetables.” That tells me the health industry in the U.S. has been sending a clear message that Americans are not eating sufficient fruits and vegetables. So I ask back, “How much more should you be eating?” Rarely do … Continued

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The Executive Posture

5 Ways Executives have Improved Posture:5-10 minutes of targeted stretching before bed. Movement meetings and breaks – walking and talking for one-on-one’s, hourly flight of stairs. Half and Half workouts– half mobility and half targeted strength. On-the-road yoga – online yoga memberships to practice in hotel rooms. Tennis ball foam rolling – can be done … Continued

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The Look of a Leader: Skin Care

Our skin cancer screen is one of a handful of cancer screens in all Hoag Executive Health programs. As we are located in Southern California, skin cancer is prevalent in our minds and we are thrilled to have added a physician to our team, Dr. Kory Tuominen, who is an expert in skin care and … Continued

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Addressing the Value of Alcohol in Business: Can You Change?

Successful Solutions Offered by Executives: Drink sparkling water instead of champagne at events. Drink 1-2 glasses of water for every alcoholic beverage. Liquor on the rocks “for respect” and very small sips. Drink in hand while mingling without ever drinking it. Meeting more often at breakfast or lunch instead of dinner. Openly discussing steps toward … Continued

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Alcohol in Moderation: Why Each Person is Unique

Fellows of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) 2007 Research Review: Moderate alcohol consumption is defined differently depending on the culture and industry you ask. When it comes to your internal health, Dr. James O’Keefe et al. concluded the level of safe, or moderate, intake of alcohol after compiling data on over 1 million subjects. … Continued

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Fiber: Beyond the cereal bar

Fiber and Disease In a recent nutrition consultation with an executive, he admitted that he frequently eats lunches and dinners provided by his company. After analyzing these meals, I found that not only was his diet too high in fat, but very low in fiber. Typical restaurant and take out meals severely lack fiber. This … Continued

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Good Leaders Know: You are Not Too Busy for a Colonoscopy

Good news, colorectal cancer is a highly treatable and often a curable disease. Bad news, hardworking executives fail to find the time to schedule the necessary colonoscopy. It is important to find the time because it is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men & women. Therefore, screening & early detection are essential. The … Continued

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