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February inspires talk of the heart. That’s no surprise, since February is American Heart Month, and it features Valentine’s Day. While the heart is truly amazing and should be celebrated, the brain is equally impressive.
One of the most important – if not the most important – thing you can do to stay healthy is to maintain a healthy weight and waist circumference. Evidence indicates that your waist circumference is the most accurate predictor of your risk of developing metabolic diseases, like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. This is because fat accumulating in your abdomen infiltrates your vital organs like the liver and pancreas, leading to a rapid decline in their critical functions in fat and glucose metabolism. A healthy weight and waist circumference is all about energy balance – “calories in” from the diet and “calories out” through physical activity. If you want to lose weight, you need to eat less and exercise more. No weight loss program can be successful without improved exercise habits.
Ideally, you would get all your vitamins and essential minerals from your diet, although some of them, like vitamin E or D and calcium, may be hard to get even from a healthful diet. As a “health insurance,” and to fill known gaps in certain vitamins and essential minerals in the average US diet, I recommend the following supplements:
While good nutrition is an essential part of healthful living, physical activity is also critically important for older adults as it can prevent many of the health problems that come with age. While many older people are familiar with aerobic activities like dancing, biking, jogging, and swimming that get you breathing harder and makes your heart beat faster, they are unaware of the importance of progressive resista...
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+ Compared to Centrum® Adult formula.
^ Key nutrients absorbed in a 9 year study on a prior formulation of a Centrum multivitamin were: Vitamins C, E, B12, riboflavin, and folic acid.
^^ Among leading brands. Based on number of nutrients with an RDI.
**Refers to Vitamins C, E, and Beta-Carotene.
‡‡Not a replacement for cholesterol-lowering drugs.
1 As compared to Centrum Silver Adult.
2 Emerging science is suggesting that key nutrients such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin help support healthy macular pigment which plays a role in the eyes ability to respond after exposure to glare.
3 This product is not intended to provide daily intake of Lutein. Take with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
4 Based upon doctor recommendations and sales.
5 Refers to Vitamins C and E.
§ B-Vitamins help promote heart health*
† Zinc and B-Vitamins help support normal brain function*
‡ Lutein, Zinc and Vitamin A, C, and E support healthy eyes. This product is not intended to provide daily intake of Lutein. Take with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
< B-Vitamins and iron support daily energy needs
> Vitamins C, E, and Beta-Carotene support normal immune function
± B-vitamins aid in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins
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