Dr. Steve Victorson's Blog

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The "Magic Pill": Regular exercise, sleep and a balanced diet

For older individuals who are apparently healthy and do not have cardiovascular disease, dementia or a major physical disability, taking a daily low-dose aspirin may be detrimental(referenced below). If you are otherwise healthy and are taking a daily low dose of aspirin the results of this current research imply that you should speak to your doctor regarding its necessity.

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Naomi Osaka Won, Serena Williams Lost and the fans during the awards ceremony were rude

Whether or not Serena was being coached or not from the stands, she lost and Naomi Osaka won. Serena, one of the greatest champions in the sport was unquestionably beaten by her opponent. The fact that the referee made some controversial calls are part of the sport and Serena let these calls get the best of her emotions and subsequently, she lost.

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Exercise, health and the environment

Through my doctoral research on champion athletes, I discovered that the environment played a key role in their ability to win at the highest level of a sport. If your goal is to have a long and healthy and active life and reach the highest level of living, the environment is also a critical component to your success.

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Staying competitive and participating in sport as you age

In his recent article titled; How Tiger Woods has played himself into a corner, ESPN sportswriter Bob Harig brings up a simple, yet powerful question that every athlete or participant in sport needs to ponder and answer. "How do you balance the need to prepare with the need to rest and recuperate?"

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Low Carb Diet

I am often asked questions about different types of diets, especially the low-carb diet plans. My response to such questions is to suggest that rather than go to the extreme, keep your diet balanced and go see a nutritionist for specific questions and a plan.

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Sleep is important for your health

Bad news for night owls. Their risk of early death is 10% higher than for early risers, study finds - http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-night-owl-death-20180412-story.html

Are you an night owl or morning lark? According to this study, the combination of the two may not be good for your health. Like a regular exercise program, it is also important to get regular and enough sleep.

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Lifestyle habits - You are in control

In my previous blog, I referenced a study and article discussing the 5 factors for living a healthy life. They were: nutritious diet, maintain healthy weight, not smoking, drinking in moderation and exercising 30 minutes per day.

What is nice about these lifestyle habits is that each one is under our control.

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