WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE from your Napa Chiropractor, 3-28-2022

Health Alert: Nearly 1 in 3 Adults Don’t Know the Most Common Heart Attack Symptom. According
to a recent study, only about 70% of adults in the United States and Canada can identify chest
pain/discomfort as a symptom of myocardial infarction. Other common heart attack symptoms include
shortness of breath; arm/shoulder pain/discomfort; feeling weak, lightheaded, or faint; and jaw, neck, and
back pain. Korean Circulation Journal, December 2021
Diet: Foods That Can Help Lower Your Cholesterol. Harvard Health notes that the following foods can
help reduce one’s low-density lipoprotein (the “bad” cholesterol) levels: oats; barley and other whole
grains; beans; eggplant and okra; nuts; vegetable oils; apples, grapes, strawberries, and citrus fruits; foods
fortified with sterols and stanols; soy; fatty fish; and fiber supplements. Harvard Health, February 2022
Exercise: HIIT Benefits Lung Cancer Patients. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of
exercise that involves short intervals of near-maximal effort such as sprinting or stair climbing separated by
intervals of moderate-intensity exercise, such as jogging or fast walking. A review of data from six studies
concluded that HIIT is an effective intervention for improving cardiorespiratory fitness in lung cancer
patients undergoing treatment, which may improve their chances for a successful outcome.
Supportive Care in Cancer, April 2022
Chiropractic: Stress is Associated with Neck Pain in College Students. A recent survey of university
students found that over a third (35.6%) have moderate neck pain and disability, and the risk for
bothersome neck pain in this group is increased by high levels of stress and excessive sedentary time.
Healthcare, November 2021
Mental Attitude: Worries Increase Heart Risk in Men. Following a review of data from the Normative
Aging Study that included 1,550 men, researchers report that higher anxiety levels during mid-life are
associated with a 10-13% increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Journal of the American Heart Association, January 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep While on Vacation. The National Sleep Foundation
recommends the following to get a good night of sleep while out of town: avoid making changes to your
sleep schedule, don’t eat a heavy dinner, avoid drinking too much alcohol, bring your own pillow, and
consider using lavender spray or a white noise machine. National Sleep Foundation, January 2022
Quote: “Time is the fairest and toughest judge.” ~ Edgar Quinet

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