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May Your Smile be Merry and Bright | Holiday Oral Care tips by Edmond Dentist, Dr. Damon R. Johnson, DDS

Damon Johnson, DDS Make oral health a top priority this winter and avoid tooth damage caused by seasonal treats, says Edmond dentist Dr. Damon R. Johnson.

ZRYLW: We know it’s a busy month and we appreciate you pulling away to be here today.

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: This time of year it’s especially important to spread the word about caring for your teeth.

ZRYLW: Exactly. That’s what we’d like to chat about if that’s okay?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Yes, ask me anything.

ZRYLW: What is it about the holiday season that entices people to indulge on sugary treats they otherwise turn a blind eye to?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: I think that a lot of it is that it’s there. Couple availability with the good feelings of togetherness and people tend to forget the damage they can do to themselves.

ZRYLW: Does stress play a role in how people care for their teeth from Thanksgiving through the New Year?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Yes! Like you’ve already pointed out, it’s a busy time of year. People simply forget (or have become too exhausted) to brush their teeth!

ZRYLW: Why is it a bad idea to toast the season with wine?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Wines are, by their very nature, highly acidic and sugary. This is a terrible combination for teeth.

ZRYLW: How bad are the inevitable Christmas cookies for your teeth?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Let’s just say as a dentist I am glad this time only comes once a year.

ZRYLW: So… if I do enjoy a treat but I can’t brush immediately?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Keep sugar-free gum on hand.

ZRYLW: Isn’t that bad for your teeth?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: No, it actually helps your mouth produce saliva to wash away the sugars and bacteria.

ZRYLW: Why is jaw soreness so common around this time?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: When people get stressed, they tend to clench their teeth which can strain jaw muscles.

ZRYLW: How can they stop doing that?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: It’s often unconscious – they may not be aware it’s happening or it happens at night during sleep.

ZRYLW: So if it’s a subconscious way to handle stress…can the damage it causes be stopped?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Your dentist may want to give you a custom mouth guard to wear at night to ease the force on the jaws.

ZRYLW: What is that doesn’t work?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: As long as it’s worn, a mouthguard will work.

ZRYLW: It looks like we’re out of time for the day. Thanks for stopping by.

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: My pleasure.

ZRYLW: Happy New Year, Dr. Johnson.

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: And a Happy New Year to you and all your readers.

Mouthwash Does More than Rinse Away Food Particles

Find a dentist approved mouthwash and enjoy fresh breath and a healthier mouth, say the dental experts.

Many people mistakenly believe that mouthwash is used solely for the purpose of freshening breath. While that’s certainly a benefit, a high-quality antiseptic mouth rinse offers more than just the scent of mint.

According to dentists, mouthwash may be used to help control, delay, or prevent tooth decay, eliminate or reduce plaque and gingivitis, and thwart tartar formation on teeth. You can find a dentist-approved mouthwash over-the-counter without a prescription. There are, however, two distinct types of mouthwash: therapeutic and cosmetic.

Therapeutic mouthwash

Therapeutic mouthwashes are those that offer health benefits. They contain fluoride which helps promote a healthy mouth and reduce tooth decay. Therapeutic rinses additionally work to control plaque, dental caries (cavities), and gingivitis. These mouthwashes often contain antimicrobial agents that get between teeth to kill the root cause of bad breath–bacteria.

Cosmetic mouthwash

Cosmetic mouthwashes focus specifically masking unpleasant breath. You can find a dentist-approved cosmetic mouthwash in a number of flavors including mint and citrus. Cosmetic rinses do not address the primary cause of, nor do they kill, bacteria.

While it’s important to brush and floss daily, many people have difficulty with these tasks due to fine motor skill issues or extreme tooth sensitivity. Mouthwashes add a level of protection against cavities and gum disease for these individuals.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends looking for their seal of acceptance when deciding which mouthwash to use. The ADA seal is an acknowledgment that that product has been tested for safety and effectiveness. When combined with regular dental checkups, a well-balanced diet free of excessive sugars, and regular brushing and flossing, mouthwashes help keep your mouth healthy and your breath fresh.

Restorative Dentistry with Damon R. Johnson, DDS

Dr. Damon R. Johnson is an Edmond, OK dentist with extensive experience correcting issues of the mouth from the common to the complex. Here, the founder of Damon R. Johnson, DDS Dental Excellence, answers questions about one of the more satisfying aspects of his job, restorative dentistry.

Q: What is restorative dentistry?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Restorative dentistry is the practice of managing diseases of the teeth and restoring proper function to the mouth.

Q: How does it differ from cosmetic dentistry?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Cosmetic dentistry deals with making the smile look better. Most cosmetic procedures, like teeth whitening and elongation, don’t address the physical limitations of damaged teeth.

Q: What are some ways to prevent dental problems?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Aside from proper oral hygiene like brushing and flossing, regular exams help to identify potential problems so they can be prevented.

Q: What specialties does restorative dentistry encompass?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics are the most well-known areas. Each of these addresses specific concerns of the mouth, teeth, or gums.

Q: What are CEREC 3D® crowns?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: 3D crowns are custom-crafted covers for missing or damaged teeth. They are made from porcelain and match existing, natural teeth.

Q: What are the benefits of 3D x-rays?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: 3D technology is faster and more accurate than traditional x-rays. It allows us to better identify problems and gives a full, panoramic view of the teeth and surrounding bone structure.

Q: What is the WaterLase Laser?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: It is a tool that we utilize to perform certain dental treatments. It is less invasive and has a faster recovery time when compared to a light-based laser. With the WaterLase, we can forgo anesthesia and the ever-dreaded dental drill, in most cases.

Q: What types of procedures is the WaterLase suitable for?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: The WaterLase is used for teeth whitening, periodontal treatment, root canals, and to detect cavities. It is also effective at hardening restorative materials, such as crowns.

Q: What is amalgam?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Amalgam is a mercury-based metal alloy that is used to fill cavities.

Q: Is mercury hazardous to humans?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: There is some evidence that suggests mercury has a damaging impact on a person’s overall health. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has an interesting short documentary called Smoking Teeth – Toxic Fillings, that explains the potential dangers.

Q: What are the benefits of composite fillings over amalgam?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: In addition to removing the risk associated with mercury-based fillings, composite material looks and feels just like a natural tooth.

Q: Are dental implants a permanent fix for missing teeth?

Edmond, OK dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Implants are permanent replacements that must be anchored to the jawbone as well as existing teeth. At Damon R. Johnson, DDS Dental Excellence, we prefer implants to bridges as they generally improve function without damage to other areas of the mouth.

Q: How long does it take to complete dental implant treatment?

Edmond dentist, Damon R. Johnson, DDS: Most implants take at least four months to properly prepare the mouth and complete the treatments. However, more advanced cases can take up to a year.

Stephen Edward Samuelian Weighs in on Skilled Nursing Vs. Nursing Home Care

Stephen Edward Samuelian Stephen Edward Samuelian has made a successful career out of developing safe and comfortable skilled nursing facilities. Here, the founder of Covenant Care, Inc. offers advice to adults looking to find new living situations for aging parents.

ZRYLW: Thank you, Mr. Samuelian, for being here today.

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Thank you for having me.

ZRYLW: Today, we’d like to discuss how to choose care for a senior parent. Our first question is from a reader, and it’s actually the reason we’ve chosen this topic. Megan G. from Laguna Beach, California, asks, “How do I know when it’s time to consider putting my mom in a nursing home?”

ZRYLW: Is there a difference?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Yes, there are major differences in the two.

ZRYLW: Can you explain?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: “Nursing home” is a fairly generic term for senior care and often refers to a facility that focuses primarily on day-to-day needs.

ZRYLW: Such as…?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Activities like bathing, eating, and mobility. A skilled nursing facility, on the other hand, focuses chiefly on complex medical issues.

ZRYLW: Medical needs that a nursing home cannot handle?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Yes, exactly. A skilled nursing facility ensures 24/7 access to medical care; a nursing home may only have providers on hand during certain hours.

ZRYLW: Is there a difference in the quality of staff?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: A skilled nursing facility is required to have a variety of skilled licensed and certified employees including registered nurses, medical assistants, and different types of therapist.

ZRYLW: So how do we know when our parents need a nursing home or a skilled nursing care program?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: It has a lot to do with their current physical and mental capabilities. A nursing home is a fine option for seniors that simply need help with medication, cooking, cleaning, and getting around.

ZRYLW: And a skilled nursing facility is for those who need constant medical attention?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Yes, that’s right.

ZRYLW: How difficult is it to transition from a nursing home into a skilled nursing care facility?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Some nursing homes actually have skilled nursing care units and rooms available on-site. However, more comprehensive programs may be found at dedicated skilled nursing locations.

ZRYLW: What would you say is the primary concern when choosing a skilled nursing program?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: The main focus is always the health and safety of the family member entering the facility.

ZRYLW: What are some things to look for in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: I would first say look at how the staff interacts with the patients. Are they showing respect for each resident? Does everyone seem well taken care of? Is the staff aware of any potential dangers that may be lurking?

ZRYLW: Potential dangers? Can you give us an example?

Stephen Edward Samuelian: Safety hazards are not always obvious. It takes a good staff to keep an eye out for frayed carpets, accidental spills, or trash that may have fallen to the floor.

ZRYLW: We’d love to discuss this in depth later but we’re out of time for today. Thank you for being here.

Stephen Edward Samuelian: It has been my pleasure.

A New You in Just 8 Weeks: It’s Possible, says Dennis Wong, YOR Health Founder

Dennis Wong YOR Health YOR Health recently released a brand new addition to its weight management arsenal. The 2015 Thermo-Slim Program is a powerful ally in the fight against fat. Here, Dennis Wong, YOR Health founder, answers questions about the guide.

Q: What is the Thermo-Slim Program?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: The Thermo-Slim Program is a new fitness guide released for 2015 that combines YOR Health Slim products with real-world weight loss methods and advice from trainers, athletes, and fitness experts.

Q: How does it work?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: The guide was developed to train the body by systematically switching up the user’s diet and exercise plan.

Q: Doesn’t that just confuse the body?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Yes, and that’s the point. The body is a remarkable machine capable of adapting to virtually any fitness regime. Once acclimated, most people see their weight loss stall.

Q: How long does it take?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: While proper diet and exercise is a life-long commitment, this three-stage program lasts just eight weeks.

Q: What are the three stages?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Weeks one and two are the Balance Stage, which sorts out digestive issues. Weeks three through five are the Activate Stage where the metabolism is jump started. Weeks six, seven, and eight are the Ignite Stage, which establishes a pattern of healthy energy.

Q: So just eight weeks to a new body?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Eight weeks is the perfect amount of time to discover a “new you.” But, the program is evolutionary, meaning it can be adapted for consequent cycles without staying on the same level.

Q: What are the two levels of the program?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Level one is ideal for beginners with little fitness experience who need to shed pounds. Level two is designed for overall healthy people who are ready to improve their body composition.

Q: What are “Slim Down” and “Carbo-Charge” days?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: The system is designed so that users alternate between low calorie days (Slim Down) and higher-calorie, carbohydrate-fueled days (Carbo-Charge). This is called calorie cycling and keeps the body from adapting to a low-calorie lifestyle.

Q: Why does the program use two workout methods?

Dennis Wong, YOR Health: It all goes back to keeping the body from adapting and thus eliminating the risk of the dreaded plateau. By switching out high intensity interval training with progressive workouts, the body continues to burn calories at an accelerated rate.

Stephen Samuelian On Tougher Nursing Home Rules

Stephen Samuelian Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of life’s toughest decisions. Making sure your loved one receives proper care may be the second hardest, says Stephen Samuelian.

According to Samuelian, the federal government is now making it harder for nursing homes to get top grades on a public report card, raising the bar on an array of quality measures. Those grades – in the form of one- to five-star ratings – are part of Nursing Home Compare, a Medicare and Medicaid website to help consumers evaluate nursing homes, says Stephen Samuelian.  While the ratings, which debuted in 2008, are lauded as an important tool, Stephen Samuelian says the system relies too heavily on self-reported data, allowing a majority of homes to score high. “It needs to be trustworthy,” says Stephen Samuelian.

Nursing Home Compare, says Stephen Samuelian, rates more than 15,000 nursing homes in three broad categories: government inspections, staffing, deficiencies and complaints.

According to Stephen Samuelian, the system has come under recent criticism, with complaints that some high rated nursing homes face fines and other regulatory actions. With the new rules, the federal government would require nursing homes to do more to get higher quality scores, says Stephen Samuelian.

According to Stephen Samuelian, one of the biggest concerns factoring into quality scores are the percentages of residents who develop bed sores or suffer injuries from falls.  The scores will now include the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs, says Stephen Samuelian, reflecting concern that too many residents are unnecessarily drugged to make them easier to manage. However, all of those procedures will continue to be reported by the facilities themselves, cautions Stephen Samuelian.

According to Stephen Samuelian, these changes mean many homes could drop a star or more from their January levels, even though nothing may have changed.

While consumer advocates welcome the adjustments, says Stephen Samuelian, industry officials believe the new rules may confuse patients and their families if scores change suddenly. Nursing homes fear losing star ratings overnight could send a signal to families and residents that quality is on the decline, says Stephen Samuelian.

Advocacy groups for nursing home residents and their families believe the shift is important and necessary. These groups have previously raised concerns that high rates were too easy to achieve, according to Stephen Samuelian.

Marla Ahlgrimm on the Prevention of Falling

Marla Ahlgrimm National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is observed each September to encourage safety and security in the home, notes pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm. As a women’s health leader, Marla Ahlgrimm has analyzed the subject and learned a great deal about alleviating potential risks. Here, Marla Ahlgrimm shares her knowledge about preventing falls with the ZRYLW readership.

ZRYLW: Hello and welcome!

Marla Ahlgrimm: Good morning – how have you been?

ZRYLW: Just fine, thank you. It’s wonderful to speak with you about National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

Marla Ahlgrimm: It’s an important cause.

ZRYLW: How many people suffer falls each year?

Marla Ahlgrimm: According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, up to 30 percent of people who fall suffer injuries such as head traumas, hip fractures and lacerations.

ZRYLW: That’s troubling.

Marla Ahlgrimm: It’s an issue, too, that we need to examine even for those who are not in the senior demographic.

ZRYLW: In general, what’s the first step in avoiding a fall?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Consulting with a physician is always an intelligent choice. By reviewing medications and nutritional supplements, a physician can help with fall prevention.

ZRYLW: Is there certain information that the physician may require during this appointment?

Marla Ahlgrimm: It can be a great benefit to keep track of instances of falls or near-falls.

ZRYLW: Could your health conditions cause a fall?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Oh, certainly. In fact, some ear and eye disorders increase a person’s risk as a result of compromised balance.

ZRYLW: What specific symptoms should be of concern to the individual?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Some people feel shortness of breath, numbness, joint pain or dizziness when they walk.

ZRYLW: As one method of fall prevention, would it be wise to select a particular brand or type of shoes?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Shoes with slick soles, floppy slippers and high heels can make a person fall, slip or stumble.

ZRYLW: What’s the best choice: Nike, Adidas….?

Marla Ahlgrimm: The brand name does not matter in the long run, but make sure to select a pair of shoes that are comfortable.

ZRYLW: What about socks?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Wear sturdy, properly fitting shoes instead of walking around in socks or slippers.

ZRYLW: What other suggestions might the doctor provide?

Marla Ahlgrimm: With a doctor’s permission, try activities like swimming, tai chi, water aerobics, or walking. Building an exercise routine can improve flexibility, coordination, balance and strength.

ZRYLW: How else can a person improve their health?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Some men and women opt for a physical therapist who can develop an exercise program designed to improve their muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness.

ZRYLW: Thanks so much for your insight on this subject!

Marla Ahlgrimm: You’re quite welcome!

Currently residing in Madison, Wisconsin, Marla Ahlgrimm has traveled the country as a guest speaker on women’s health issues. Marla Ahlgrimm is the author of two popular books on hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Interview with Berni Fried – The Wide Range of Drug Treatment Options

Addiction is a devastating disease that affects the behavior and function of the human brain, according to therapist Berni Fried. In her professional experience, Berni Fried has found that individuals who abuse alcohol or drugs consistently are at risk for relapse. In a recent conversation with the staff at ZRYLW, Berni Fried discusses treatment procedures and their success rates.

ZRYLW: Thank you for taking a few moments to talk this morning.

Berni Fried: It’s wonderful to be here and I appreciate you for having me.
ZRYLW: In your professional career, what have you observed about the drug treatment as a whole?

Berni Fried: Above all else, treatment must be available to anyone who needs it.

ZRYLW: Why is this so important?

Berni Fried: Drug-addicted people often have a sense of discomfort about submitting to a treatment program.

ZRYLW: That seems reasonable…

Berni Fried: When you are talking about drug and alcohol abuse, treatment at an early stage increases the potential for positive outcomes.

ZRYLW: What issues should be addressed during these first treatment sessions?

Berni Fried: Effective treatment addresses a number of medical, legal, psychological, physiological, vocational and social problems.

ZRYLW: Do these treatment sessions change depending on the client?

Berni Fried: Yes, it’s necessary to tailor the specific treatment to account for the client’s ethnicity, gender, culture and age.

ZRYLW: What treatment components are required?

Berni Fried: A patient may need family therapy, medical services, parent instruction, rehabilitation, legal services, social services and medication, among other forms of treatment.

ZRYLW: How long do these recovery efforts usually take?

Berni Fried: For a majority of clients, a consistent approach is critical to meeting their needs.

ZRYLW: What other aspects of the client’s profile must be analyzed?

Berni Fried: Many drug-addicted individuals are struggling with mental disorders as well. This is referred to by mental health professionals as a “dual diagnosis.”

ZRYLW: How should the therapist approach treatment for clients with a dual diagnosis?

Berni Fried: It used to be thought that the alcohol or chemical addiction must be addressed before treating the mental health issue. But professional opinions have changed on that matter. Now, most agree that when a mental health disorder and addiction is diagnosed at the same time, they should be addressed in tandem.

ZRYLW: What elements may be introduced to assist these efforts?

Berni Fried: Incentive strategies and motivational enhancement can help to improve treatment engagement.

ZRYLW: Some examples might be….

Berni Fried: Enticements or sanctions from friends and family members have been shown to increase retention rates, treatment entry and the success of a drug treatment program.

ZRYLW: It all boils down to constant surveillance, though.

Berni Fried: In treatment, drug use needs to be monitored at all times.


Berni Fried: Lapses are a regular occurrence – even in treatment, believe it or not.

ZRYLW: How does treatment assist in this process?

Berni Fried: For clients, knowing that their activity is monitored may help them to curb the desire to abuse drugs.

ZRYLW: Thank you for your continued support of this community.

Berni Fried: It’s truly an honor to serve in this role and I appreciate our community partners for their efforts.

Berni Fried is currently working on her next project, a treatment center based in the L.A. area that offers a unique source of inspiration, knowledge and comfort for recovering addicts.

Sophia Wong of YOR Health Urges Consumers to Monitor Nutritional Intake

Sophia Wong YOR Health

Sophia Wong of YOR Health notes that a polluted environment causes tremendous strain on the human body. Along with poor diet and irregular exercise habits, consumers of all ages are struggling to stay healthy. Here, Sophia Wong of YOR Health tells ZRYLW how some of the world’s most troubling issues affect health and wellness.

ZRYLW: Hello again!

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Hi – it’s been a while, hasn’t it?

ZRYLW: It has. We’re here to talk today about how your company is changing the face of the nutrition industry.

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Yes- we are very passionate about this topic. So many people around the world are feeling tired and stressed from the daily pressures in their lives.

ZRYLW: How has your company become such a major advocate for today’s consumer?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Our supportive atmosphere is second to none.

ZRYLW: What issues are of greatest concern for your company these days?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Over the past century, our world has experienced a 72 percent loss of minerals in soil.

ZRYLW: What other factors contribute to ongoing health problems for our world?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: In 1900, the world’s population was just over 1.6 billion. Now, it’s over 7 billion.

ZRYLW: Can food manufacturers keep up the pace?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: It’s a nearly impossible task.

ZRYLW: Which components of their operations have been adjusted to meet modern standards?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Quality is often compromised in favor of convenience.

ZRYLW: How do these new trends affect current production standards?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Well, in a way there is a simple answer: Mineral-deficient foods are the result of mineral-deficient soil.

ZRYLW: What are your Customers saying about their current lifestyles?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Many of our Customers have complained about general tiredness and lack of energy.

ZRYLW: Why do you belive they are they so fatigued?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Today’s consumers are, for the most part, malnourished or poorly nourished.

ZRYLW: What are the consequences of this problem?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: Depriving the human body of nutrients, vitamins and minerals creates a great deal of physical and psychological stress.

ZRYLW: How so…?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: The body’s organs are depleted and unable to work at their normal function.

ZRYLW: So in what ways does the body compensate?

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: The body produces adrenaline and cortisol – stress hormones – to cope with the burden.

ZRYLW: That’s quite remarkable….I was not aware.

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: With all the emotional, physical, environmental and mental stressors in our world, it’s necessary to have good nutrition at all times. Our company allows people to do just that.

ZRYLW: This has been incredibly beneficial for our readers – and myself as well. Thank you!

Sophia Wong, YOR Health: You’re quite welcome!

Sophia Wong and YOR Health maintain focus and commitment at all stages of the development process in order to ensure the quality of the company’s products.

YOR Health Shares the Building Blocks of a Perfect Exercise Plan

YOR Health As a leading name in the global nutrition industry, YOR Health has paid close attention to how exercise benefits their customers. YOR Health knows that regular physical activity will boost metabolism and improve the body’s natural strength. Here, the staff of YOR Health shares valuable techniques for developing a new exercise program that will stand the test of time.

Zrylw: Hello and welcome to the staff of YOR Health. We appreciate your time this afternoon.

YOR Health: You are certainly welcome. It’s the mission of YOR Health to tell people how they can blend diet and exercise into an unbeatable combination.

Zrylw: What approach should people take towards regular exercise?

YOR Health: In a sense, exercise should be treated with the same respect as a second job.

Zrylw: Really… How so?
YOR Health: If an employee is not willing to show up on a regular basis, he or she can expect the results to be less than satisfactory. With a lack of physical activity, there’s more potential for dangerous health afflictions in the future.

Zrylw: Is it possible to avoid boredom and fatigue after a few weeks of a workout routine?
YOR Health: Sure! The key is to mix it up. One day, go swimming. The next day can be devoted to dancing or playing racquetball. Different kinds of exercise will move a variety of muscles and increase body strength.

Zrylw: Are there specific types of exercise that are necessary for all people to engage in?
YOR Health: A proper workout program must include strength training as well as endurance training. Flexibility and balance exercises are also vital. Don’t stick with the same method every time.

Zrylw: What’s a common error for those exercising for the first time in a while?

YOR Health: If you’re not regularly engaging in physical activity, you should avoid overexertion at the very beginning stages. It can lead to injury and illness if you’re not careful.

Zrylw: How should people plan their schedules?
YOR Health: Give your body time to adapt to more activity, and don’t forget to set aside one day a week for rest.

Zrylw: Which methods have you found to be most effective for a safe and satisfying workout?
YOR Health: Before completing any vigorous activity, spend some time walking, stretching or doing yoga. It will help to reduce the occurrence of injury while increasing flexibility. Preparing the body before any form of exercise is crucial for both the muscular and cardiovascular systems.
Zrylw: Is there one area of the body that needs extra attention while exercising?
YOR Health: Try to concentrate on the core first. The back and abdominals are a central part of total fitness.

Zrylw: What’s the last step of an exercise routine?
YOR Health: Cooling down after a tough workout will allow the heart rate to decrease steadily and give muscles a chance to relax. You must learn to treat your body well if you expect to see great results.

Zrylw: That sounds about right. On that note, thank you for these terrific tips!

YOR Health: Anytime!

YOR Health is an American company with members located throughout the world, including Australia and Europe. The meal replacements and nutritional supplements of YOR Health are designed to help busy people lead better lives.