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Meditation

Meditation

Meditation, while not a tool used by most people, can help a variety of health problems such as chronic pain, anxiety, stress, heart health, boost mood and immunity, and pregnancy problems. These are all connected because they are impacted by stress.

Meditation can have a direct and positive correlation to stress levels. Relaxation during meditation helps decrease metabolism, lowers blood pressure, and improves heart rate, breathing, and brain waves. Mentally, it can produce changes in attention, working memory, learning, and conscious perception. It is recommended that you take time to meditate about 15 minutes twice a day, as repetition is needed to produce these positive changes.

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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, and is often thought of as minor. There are two types, basal and squamous cell carcinomas, which are easy to treat. Malignant melanoma however, is very difficult to treat and can cause cancer in other body parts. Prompt and early detection is imperative in treatment of skin cancers. Be sure to monitor your skin using the ABCDE system.

A: Asymmetry-one side of a mole doesn’t match the other, B: Border-edges are ragged, notched or blurred, C: Color-is not even through out or color merges into the surrounding skin, D: Diameter-any larger than a pencil eraser is of concern, E: Evolution-any change in size, surface, shape or color. Use sun screen daily and avoid any prolonged exposure, especially mid-day to help reduce your risk.

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High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise routine where high intensity/difficulty exercises are alternated with low to moderate ones. This allows for a period of “rest” so that the body can perform at a very high level during the high bursts. This type of exercise is very time efficient, which is great for today’s busy schedules. It affords more gains in aerobic capacity and more calorie and fat burning than a traditional moderately paced exercise.

You can create a plan with running or biking such as going at top speed for 1 minute then slow for 2 minutes and repeating this cycle 5 times for a 15 minute routine. You can also do it with exercises such as squats, pushups, rowing, jump rope, sit ups, or lunges. It just has to be difficult and you will reap the benefits.

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EHE International certifies Kaizen Total Wellness as its newest partner

EHE International certifies Kaizen Total Wellness as its newest partner

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — EHE International, a nationally recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, today announced that Kaizen Total Wellness in Lakewood Ranch, FL has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Kaizen Total Wellness, EHE members in the Lakewood Ranch region now have greater access to its preventive care program to help them proactively maintain their health.

“EHE is proud to add Kaizen Total Wellness to its growing private provider network. Their beautiful and professional setting will allow our patients to enjoy their health experience and we are certain that our patients will receive the utmost quality care,” saidDeborah McKeever, president of EHE International. “EHE members will benefit from the expertise and experience of Kaizen Total Wellness doctors who have met our high professional and practice standards earning them the ‘EHE Certified’ status.”  EHE International’s physician network spans across 42 states.

“EHE’s continued expansion in the Lakewood Ranch area and across the United States is a sign that more and more employers are realizing the benefits of standardized clinical protocols in preventive health and annual exams,” added McKeever. “It is well-recognized that a focus on prevention helps control future healthcare costs, improves productivity and allows employees to proactively manage their own health. EHE has a century of experience in caring for employers’ greatest asset, its employees.”

If you would like to learn more about EHE International’s physician network, please contact:

Mike Pokrywka
Director, Provider Markets
EHE International
Office: (212) 332-3025
Mobile: (203) 507-5609
Fax: (212) 332-1170
Email: mpokrywka@eheintl.com

About EHE International
Established in 1913, EHE International is celebrating 100 years as the recognized leader in preventive medicine with the release of a new book, 100 Years of Preventive Health: The History of EHE International.  EHE’s clinical protocols are specifically designed for early detection of preventable disease and associated risk factors, supported by robust personal coaching and health management tools and resources. EHE International is the oldest and largest preventive medicine specialist and its clinically based educational and social engagement platforms are the preferred choice among America’s leading employers. For more information, visit www.eheintl.com.

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