Healthy Habits While Working from Home
The pandemic has brought upon an endless amount of changes for our population. One of which is the increased practice of working from home. Sure, not having to commute each day sounds like a positive gain and those who traveled for work no longer have to eat on-the-go or in restaurants all the time.
However, working from home has also created new challenges and a disruption of many people’s established healthy habits. For one, working remotely requires one to be in front of a computer screen with fewer scheduled breaks. This can lead to less physical activity and some mindless munching while working. Below are some healthy habits you can implement while working from home to help create a balanced schedule for you and your health!Read More
Walking for a Healthy Heart
Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. Unlike some other forms of exercise, walking is free and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.Read More
The 5 Second Test that Could Save Your Life… Or Just Give You Peace of Mind
Daniel Karlsberg, MD, FACC discusses the basic of a coronary calcium score.
Learn how this simple heart scan detects coronary artery disease before you have a heart attack.
The Importance of Aerobic Exercise
By: Pamela Olszyk, MS
What is Aerobic Exercise?
Aerobic exercise as defined by Cleveland clinic: “provides cardiovascular conditioning. The term aerobic actually means “with oxygen” which means that breathing controls the amount of oxygen that can make it to the muscle to help them burn fuel and more.” Aerobic exercise can be a variety of different forms, including walking, biking, dancing, skating, and rowing. The main goal of aerobic training is to increase your stamina. Increasing your stamina allows the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to function more efficiently pumping blood throughout your heart and parts of your body.Read More
Good Fat vs. Bad Fat – A Better Indicator for Health than BMI
In your abdomen there are essentially two types of body fat: Subcutaneous [the fat that you can see and feel] and the Visceral Fat that wraps around your abdominal organs deep inside your body. You cannot feel or see visceral fat. In fact, you may have a flat tummy and still have excess visceral fat. Excess visceral fat is both genetic and lifestyle driven. In the old days this was called a ‘beer belly’ and is significantly associated with excess alcohol intake and excess carbohydrate intake but also influenced by genetic inheritance such that even modest dietary issues are contributors. The ‘gold standard’ for defining the amount of visceral fat is done using extremely low radiation dose conventional x-ray computed tomography. Specialized software uses the ‘density’ of fat on the CT scan [done roughly at the level of your belly button] to circumscribe the areas of both subcutaneous and visceral fat and the values are reported as cm2.Read More
COVID-19 Research Update
December 23, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital to make objective and informed decisions that affect your family and loved ones. As part of Princeton Longevity Center’s strategic partnership with PinnacleCare, we are excited to bring you their Pandemic Response Research updates as a complimentary resource through the remainder of this crisis. These updates will bring you factual, objective, scientific information to help make safe decisions for you, your family and your community. Updates, while scientifically based, are easy to understand and will include both resources and references for a more clinical insight.Read More