Your Coach, My Healthy Potential Founder

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Thomas R. Bender, M.D., M.P.H., FACPM Founder and Medical Director of My Healthy Potential Background Dr. Bender has over 50 years’ experience as a physician and is a specialist in preventive medicine. He has enjoyed a long career in public service working in emergency, clinical, and research settings. An accomplished researcher and the author of … Continued

10 Ways to Keep Holiday Stress At Bay

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1-Exercise Several things happen when you exercise. Many physiological processes take place, one of which is a boost to your brain’s pleasure center. The age-old “fight or flight” process begins when your body detects stress. Physical stress from exercise means that your senses are heightened as well. Feel-good chemicals in your brain are then released, … Continued

Prepare to Celebrate Your Victories

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It’s December and time to prepare for 2020! As Health Coaches, we take goal setting opportunities any time we can. See, working towards a goal keeps you moving and moving keeps you living… moving toward your healthy potential! December is a great month to look back on our previous year and begin preparing mentally for … Continued

Discussing Weight is Taboo?

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What Is a Healthy Weight? Maintaining a healthy body weight is important to staying healthy. Discussing weight has become taboo and often “the elephant in the room” among family and friends when it comes to sharing health advice. From a medical standpoint it is not an insult, just facts. What kinds of health problems are … Continued

More on Heart Attack in Women: Steps to Reduce your Risks

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Photo Credit: Pixabay / Pexels Research released last autumn in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation has shown that, in 2014, females aged 35-54 accounted for 31% of cardiac hospitalizations, up from 21% in 1995. Young women have an alarming rise in heart attacks. While heart disease is frequently seen as a male issue, the … Continued

How to Prevent High Lipids from Constantly Circulating in Your Blood. 

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Photo Credit: rawpixel.com / Pexels There are two terms worth knowing when it comes to blood lipids and cholesterol. Hyperlipidemia implies too many lipids (or fats) in your blood, like cholesterol and triglycerides. One type of hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, means that you have too much cholesterol, especially LDL (bad) cholesterol in your blood. Fatty residue in … Continued

The New Guidelines to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

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IMAGE SOURCE: © Ella Olsson/Pexels   According to Sunday’s new rules, you can avoid heart disease through exercise and a healthy diet. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines were presented at an annual ACC conference on Sunday and organized by a group of leading physicians and researchers from the country. Around … Continued