Are We Sabotaging Our Sleep? Here Are 8 Sleep Hygiene Rules

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
Insomnia and Poor Sleep Hygiene:

The Oxford English Dictionary defines good sleep hygiene as “habits and practices that are conducive to sleeping well on a regular basis.” Poor sleep hygiene, which can eventually lead to chronic insomnia, can end up causing a multitude of health problems.

Here is a list of symptoms typically associated with insomnia:

Continue reading “Are We Sabotaging Our Sleep? Here Are 8 Sleep Hygiene Rules”

Fitness Goals Older Adults Can Achieve

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets. Dr. Mimi is also a fitness and health advocate, and is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of the newest book,  Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating Mindset, Nutrition, and Exercise Habits for Busy Women.

What Dr. Secor Can Say in an Interview on
Fitness for Senior Citizens
:

Generally, resolutions for older adults should target becoming healthier—focusing less on dramatic weight loss and more on making healthy choices and developing healthy habits. Here are some recommendations:

      • Make healthier food choices. Minimize alcohol and excessive “junk” carbs. Focus on lean protein, veggies, fruit and whole grains/legumes, and small amounts of healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts.

Continue reading “Fitness Goals Older Adults Can Achieve”

Top 6 Tips to Spring Clean Your Mind and Live Your Best Life

Interview Dr. Andrea Nazarenko

Dr. Andrea Nazarenko is a research psychologist with the Obesity Research Team and Social Development Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She also works as a community psychologist, providing consultation services to multiple governmental and educational organizations.

What Dr. Andrea’s can say in an interview on
How to Renew Health & Wellness
:
We typically use the changing season to clean up the world around us, but this year let’s also spring clean the world inside of us, too!
Our minds are filled with toxic thoughts and negative emotions. Let’s use this season to throw out the clutter in our mind.

5 Ways Women Neglect Their Health

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant who has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets. Dr. Mimi is also a fitness and health advocate, is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of the newest book,  Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating Mindset, Nutrition, and Exercise Habits for Busy Women.

What Dr. Mimi Secor can say about
The Ways Women Neglect Their Health:

Women do a great job of taking care of their spouses, children, and others in their lives. Unfortunately many are neglecting themselves and it is a real problem.

    1. Not getting enough sleep. When we don’t get enough rest, our cortisol hormone increases, poor decisions abound, and potential cardiovascular issues can crop up. Continue reading “5 Ways Women Neglect Their Health”

What Is Night Eating Syndrome?

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

What Dr. Hamilton could say on
Night Eating Syndrom:

This is a real problem. People wake up in the middle of the night and binge eat.  Dr. Hamilton can talk about what this is and how to deal with it.
    • Night Eating Syndrome is an eating disorder in which a person consumes a large amount of food at night—at least 25% of their daily food intake. This takes place after dinner and/or occurs in the middle of the night, and sleep is typically interrupted.

Continue reading “What Is Night Eating Syndrome?”

7 Ways to Best Support Our Energy Needs Throughout the Day

Available for Interviews: Dr. Andrea Nazarenko

Dr. Andrea Nazarenko is a research psychologist with the Obesity Research Team and Social Development Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She also works as a community psychologist, providing consultation services to multiple governmental and educational organizations.

What Dr. Nazarenko can say in an interview on
How to Get the Energy We All Need
:

Our energy is a product of our lifestyle. We get out what we put in. You can think about it like an energy ATM machine: you can’t take out more than what you put in. 

Here are a few dimensions that can help support energy:

Continue reading “7 Ways to Best Support Our Energy Needs Throughout the Day”

5 Strategies to Help Our Sleep-Deprived Adolescents Get More Zzzs

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
Adolescents and Sleep
:

Between changing hormones, changing bodies, and navigating the pitfalls of burgeoning independence, adolescence is a very challenging time. Throw in socially prescribed perfectionism and the uncertainty of an ongoing pandemic, being a teenager is more challenging than ever. Resilience, or our teenagers’ capacity to process their distress, move forward, and develop, is contingent upon meaningful interpersonal interactions embedded in the context of a community. This is where getting enough quality sleep comes in.

Continue reading “5 Strategies to Help Our Sleep-Deprived Adolescents Get More Zzzs”

How We Can Actually Stick to Our New Year’s Health Resolutions

Available for Interviews: Dr. Michael Evangel

Dr. Michael S. Evangel, Chiropractic Physician, is the owner of the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Paramus, NJ. For over 30 years, his mission is to provide state-of-the-art, high-quality care to people of all ages.

What Dr. Mike Evangel could say on
Keeping Your Resolutions:

    • Taking a step in the right direction is a good idea any time of the year.
    • Traditionally New Year’s Resolutions often end up on the scrap heap before the end of January.
    • A valuable strategy is to try to not bite off more than you can chew and limit yourself to one New Year’s Resolution. Accomplishing one resolution is better than having 10 failed resolutions.
    • After you fully adopt any resolution, you can always implement another at any time of the year.

Here are my top 6 New Year’s Resolution suggestions for 2022:

      1. Eliminate junk food from your diet.
      2. Increase the amount of exercise that you are getting.
        (Always consult a physician before starting any exercise program.)
      3. Try to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night, preferably 8.
      4. Think more positively and not negatively about everything in your life!
      5. Minimize your exposure to toxins, including EMF.
      6. Spend more time outdoors in nature and in the sunshine.

 

Interview: Dr. Michael Evangel

Dr. Michael S. Evangel owner of Chiropractic Wellness Center. His practice specializes in treating a variety of conditions, from clinical nutrition to chronic low back and neck pain, to rehabilitation following an accident or injury. Other focuses include improving your diet, what supplements to take, avoiding toxins, creating a healthier workplace, and increasing the overall quality of your health. Dr. Evangel is a former science teacher with a master’s degree in environmental health.

Contact:
Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
MEDIA AMBASSADORS
Success In Media, Inc.
Jo@SuccessInMedia.com

Exercising Before Bed and Getting the Sleep You Need

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets. Dr. Mimi is also a fitness and health advocate, and is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of the newest book,  Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating Mindset, Nutrition, and Exercise Habits for Busy Women.

What Dr. Mimi Secor could say in an interview on
Exercise & Sleep:

    • A recent 2019 systematic study examined the effects of evening exercise on sleep in healthy participants.*
    • This study highlights surprising conclusions!
    • They concluded that evening exercise did not negatively affect sleep.
    • In fact, they found the opposite, that it can enhance sleep.
    • However, sleep onset may be impaired after vigorous exercise ending within 1 hour or less before bedtime.
    • These findings fly in the face of the long-standing concept that vigorous exercise in the evening interferes with sleep onset.

Continue reading “Exercising Before Bed and Getting the Sleep You Need”

Work-Related Stress and the 7 Types of Rest We Need to Stay Healthy

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on the mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on:
Work-Related Stress:

    • Studies suggest work-related stress is most often linked to heart disease when the job characteristics have a high level of performance demanded and a low level of control within the organization.

Continue reading “Work-Related Stress and the 7 Types of Rest We Need to Stay Healthy”