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Stay Well: Health Tips

Choose Healthy. Choose Happy.

At Parkview, we believe good health care goes far beyond taking care of you when you are sick or in need. That's why we've developed programs and services to help you make the good choices that will keep you healthy. In fact, if you never need a hospital, then we feel like we've done the best job possible. 

Health Tips 

Maintain a Healthy Gut

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Regular exercise increases intestinal and immune function. 

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Limiting red meat not only reduces the risk of heart disease, it allows your good digestive bacteria to perform better.

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Exercise and managing stress reduces bloating and constipation.

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Refined sugar disrupts digestion and can make for a sour stomach. 

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Overuse of antibiotics and anti-bacterial products can upset the balance of your good bacteria.

Be Heart Healthy 

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Watermelon, grapefruit, papaya, and other fruits rich in lycopene significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. 

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Tomatoes, asparagus, carrots, red cabbage, and other vegeatbles rich in lycopene greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. 

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Salmon and tuna are loaded with Omega-3s and can reduce the risk of heart disease by 30%.

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Studies show men who take an aspirin a day, along with a vitamin E, can reduce plaque in their arteries.

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Chronic stress and anger cause a 500% increase in the likelihood of a heart attack. So, take a deep breath and relax.

Breast Health Tips

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Lifestyle choices aren’t the only factors in assessing risk for breast cancer. Know your family history.

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Routine self-breast exams and annual mammograms are the easiest and best methods for catching cancer at its early stages—when it’s most treatable.

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Breastfeeding is not only good for your baby, it also has protective effects against breast cancer.

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Women who sit for six or more hours a day are at greater risk for breast and other cancers.

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Breasts don’t have brains. Not smoking, getting proper exercise, and maintain a healthy weight are things only you can control.

Keep Your Joints Healthy

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Stretching is as important as walking to keep your joints in top shape.

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Colorado has 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s a lot of free vitamin D just outside your doorstep.

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Too much caffeine can weaken bones and invite osteoarthritis. Limit yourself to one cup of coffee a day.

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Exercise doesn’t need to be extreme. Walking your dog, biking and swimming are low-impact exercises that are easy on the joints. 

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A warm bath before bed reduces muscle tension and better allows joints to heal during sleep.

Learn About Colon Health

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Processed meats can significantly increase your risk of colon cancer. So it’s okay to enjoy a hot dog at the occasional ballgame, but make better choices for everyday meals.

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One of the primary reasons it’s recommended to drink eight glasses of water a day is to flush toxins from your body.

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Your colon needs exercise too. Eating fiber is just the workout your colon needs to stay healthy.

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Limiting alcohol to one drink a day or fewer reduces the risk of damage to your colon and entire digestive tract.

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Exercising 10-15 minutes a day gets your blood flowing to all parts of your body, including your colon and digestive tract.

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