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First-Rate Pulmonary Rehab Program Helps 9/11 First Responder Get His Life Back
NYU Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Opens Urgent Care Center
U.S. News & World Report Names NYU Winthrop Among the Best in the New York Metro Area
At NYU Winthrop, No Man is an Island
Spotlight on Community Gifts Campaign
Hospital Participates in Major International Trial
Generous Grant Supports Alzheimer's Research at NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Opens New Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
New Treatment Improves the Lives of Patients With MR
Swimming with Purpose: Annual Event Raises Pivotal Support for Child Life Program
A Cause to Celebrate Raises More Than $147,000 for Child Life Program
A Celebration of Life: NYU Winthrop's 16th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day
Unique Partnership Supports Families Facing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
29th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $649,000+ for NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center
Eighth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $270,000 for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Eight and Forty Makes Donation to Department of Pediatrics
Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Long Island Foundation's Generosity Changes Lives at NYU Winthrop's Hempstead Pediatric Clinic
Running for a Reason
National Awards Recognize Quality Breast Health Care
Once Again, NYU Winthrop Earns Designation as a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
New Patient Family Advisory Council
The STAR Program: Enhancing the Hospital Experience for Children With Special Needs
NYU Winthrop: A Pioneer in the Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Care and Safety
NYU Winthrop Debuts New Ambulances
Nurse Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
NYU Winthrop Receives "Found Money"
Garden City Foundation Continues the Tradition of Making 'Miracles' for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Twinkle Town Makes Colorful Donation to NYU Winthrop Kids
Milestone Golf Outing to Benefit the CCFK is a Record-Breaking Success
WiSH Clinic Opens
Surviving the Holidays
Hospital Celebrates Expansion With Dedication of New Specialty Center East
NYU Winthrop Unveils New "Welcome" Sign
NYU Winthrop Opens Manhattan's First and Only CyberKnife® Center
 

Surviving the Holidays

 

Tips from The Cardiac Chef and the Center for Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine at NYU Winthrop

Tips from The Cardiac Chef

Kevin Marzo, MD, Chief of NYU Winthrop's Division of Cardiology, is an accomplished cardiologist and interventional cardiologist skilled in the latest treatments of cardiovascular disease. He has dedicated his life's work to caring for and educating individuals of all ages about heart disease risk and heart-healthy prevention strategies. Dr. Marzo also dedicates a great deal of his personal time as The Cardiac Chef TM - providing hands-on educational seminars that demonstrate heart-healthy cooking and discuss healthy lifestyles.

With the holidays fast approaching, Dr. Marzo and the members of the Center for Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine share some important, heart-healthy tips that are good habits to practice year-round.

A Message from The Cardiac ChefTM

The holidays are right around the corner, and with that, we typically increase our unhealthy behaviors with increased stress, less physical activity and more high-fat, high-calorie foods. It can be a vicious cycle, and New Year's resolutions can quickly turn into broken promises. If you feel you need a pre-holiday boot camp, here are some tips to get you started:

  • Begin today: Start walking most days of the week
  • Moderation is the key to life: Allow yourself to splurge on some holiday foods that are meaningful
  • Watch portion sizes
  • Go to holiday parties almost full
  • Remember that most liquids are calories and make your liquid of choice water
  • Alternate a glass of water for every alcoholic drink
  • Replace white foods with brown foods (sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, for example)
  • Avoid unhealthy foods (fried, fast foods, processed foods, salt and fat)
  • Reduce the amount of added salt - use herbs and spices to enhance flavor
  • Reduce bread intake
  • Make the salad serving the largest of the day
  • Eat lots of vegetables
  • Indulge in only one dessert
  • Talk a walk after Thanksgiving dinner (after the clean up)
  • Avoid midnight leftovers

Remember, to successfully adopt a healthy lifestyle, begin today and make every attempt to maintain it for life - your heart will thank you.