The benefits of Our Fit in your GENES program

Nassau County Metabolic Screening

 

Losing weight and getting healthy does not fall solely on the calories you eat and the calories you burn. There are a variety of factors that contribute to your overall cardiac health and waistline that require thorough examination. Our Fit in Your GENES program uses functional and integrative therapy based on genome, environment, nutrition, exercise and supplements as an integrative medicine program to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and risk factor modification. Fit in Your GENES can also be used for using nutraceuticals, medical foods and supplements for patients with dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, and for weight loss. Our Fit in Your GENES program incorporates scientifically-validated and emerging technologies, such as nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics, activity trackers, as well as behavioral, detoxification and nutraceutical protocols.

The five areas Fit in Your GENES touches are genome, environment, nutrition, exercise and supplements.

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The difference between healthy fat and non-healthy fat

Long Island Cardiologist

When trying to lose weight, the first thing people think about eliminating from their diet is fat. When you do that, you are actually taking away a key factor that helps you to lose weight! As long as you’re eating the healthy type of fat, in moderation, your body will receive the essential macronutrients for losing weight as well as support for various bodily functions. Even some vitamins need fat in order to be properly broken down and absorbed by the body. By cutting fat out of your diet completely or by focusing on a severely low fat diet, you are doing yourself a disservice.  Creating a healthy diet for yourself by replacing the bad fats with the good fat is a good approach when planning your meals.

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Making healthy choices at a Summer BBQ

Long Island Summer Barbecue

Summer barbecues are perhaps a favorite among anyone and everyone who lives on Long Island. They are a tradition symbolizing the start of the summer season, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Birthday parties, Labor Day Weekend, the list goes on. Families gather, music is playing, the grill is fired up, beer caps start flying, picnic tables and lawn chairs are filled, and family gossip, good times, and memories are made over a bright fire.

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Going Swimming? Stay Safe

Long Island Swimming Tips

 

Swimming is a very popular form of exercise, especially during summer with the warmer weather. Swimming can be dangerous if you don’t follow safety precautions.

  • If you are not a strong swimmer, be sure to have a floating device near by. This will help prevent drowning and keeps you out of danger.  Even if swimming is a strong skill of yours, always swim with a partner or a lifeguard near by.

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Tips for avoiding heat exhaustion during your summer workout

Preventing Heat Exhaustion on Long Island

 

Summer can mean a lot of things: Whether it is working for that perfect beach body or moving your indoor workout, outdoors, you have to be careful! Although the weather is gorgeous outside and keep  extreme temperatures can pose a health hazard.

Exercising in hot weather can increase stress on the body.  Overheating causes your body temperature and heart rate to increase. Blood will rush to the skin creating a situation where  not enough blood will go towards the muscles. Overheating can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat exercise associated collapse. All these heat related diseases are not good for the body and can cause fainting, nausea, exhaustion muscles contractions, and more.  To avoid heat effects on the body, it is important to know how to prepare for strenuous summer temperatures and to take care of your body. Continue reading