Dr. Picone's Tips for Healthy Living

Exercise-- there is no substitute for a quality cardiovascular and strength training regime.  The body needs strength and good metabolism to function properly.

Nutrition—Examine how your body feels after eating different foods;  are you energized or listless? You may need to alter your choices to get more benefit from food.

Stretch—Flexibility is important to performing all types of activities. Stretching increases range of motion and reduces muscle tension lessening the occurrence and severity of injury. Simple stretches also increase circulation and energy levels and overall well being.

Drink Water— it keeps your muscles hydrated and healthy and washes toxins out of your body. Properly hydrated your body is less likely to experience cramps and sprains.

Rest—Everyone needs good quality sleep to recharge. Studies have consistently shown  sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, emotional well-being and longevity.

Laugh— We need that as much as exercise, good food, water and rest. Laughter is a good workout for respiratory, abdominal, leg, back and facial muscles and regulates numerous internal chemical processes.