Is there a heart-healthy exercise that you can do every day, even if you only have 20 minutes? According to Dr. Oz , Daytime Emmy Award winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show," the answer is yes! Even if you only have 20 minutes to squeeze in a workout on the fly, there are a few full body workout options that will do the trick. The first exercise Dr. Oz recommends are pull-ups. This simple exercise works all of the upper body muscles as well as core muscles. Plus, an added perk, according to the doctor, is that you'll be more mindful of the foods you consume the day before knowing you'll need to pull your weight -- literally -- during your next workout.
Another excellent option is doing yoga. Dr. Oz recommends the sun salutation especially, as it improves limberness, balance and strength, while simultaneously increasing your heartbeat, even if you only have 20 minutes.
Learn more about Dr. Oz's Partnership for a Healthier America.
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One of the biggest indicators to know if you're eating right is by assessing how you look in the morning. If you're bloated, it's because you are allergic or poisoned by something. Toxins in your body cause inflammation. If you look inflamed in the morning, something you ate in the last 12 hours probably bothered you.
To relieve stress, do deep breathing exercises. Put your right hand on your stomach, inhale, and count to 8. Do 10 deep breaths -- it will take 80 seconds.
Check your blood pressure on a regular basis. If you don't know what your blood pressure is, assume that it's high, because for 1/3 of Americans, it is. Find out where your blood pressure is and be sure to take the steps needed to keep it at an optimal level.
Instead of choking down healthy foods that you can't stand, eat foods that you love that also happen to be good for you. Explore which healthy foods you like, and eat them often.
French fries are the #1 source of obesity in America. Fried foods should not be on your agenda.
Red wine is especially beneficial to your body. If you are a drinker, two glasses a day is the optimal amount.
Walk! Use the stairs -- incorporate activity into your life. Do something that makes you joyfully able to move.
Always apply sunscreen to your face and hands -- these areas of the body show the first signs of aging. When selecting a sunscreen, be sure to choose a zinc or titanium based sunscreen, because they protect your skin for longer.
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