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Pam Peeke: We all have excuses in issues when it comes to taking care of or health. Just give me two minutes and I’ll help you figure out what to do with yours. Prevention Magazine’s all about health and so am I. So, talk to me. Do you have a health issues? Howie: Yes. I have high blood pressure since I was 30. Pam Peeke: Yeah. So it sounds like it’s in the family? Howie: Of course by me actually, you see I’m really keyed up and I’ve got a high blood pressure Pam Peeke: You still get keyed up? Howie: No. I’m really good now. Pam Peeke: What made the difference? Howie: I started jogging when I was about there at and I would jog every day. Pam Peeke: Physical activities have calmed you down? Howie: Oh yeah. Pam Peeke: All right, big time. Get that message America because that is just not just about getting the baffle off. Howie: Big time. Pam Peeke: Oh, yeah. It’s good for you. Howie: I would probably be very sick right now if I didn’t. Pam Peeke: Awesome. What a message. What about you with health issues? Patricia: I have a controlled type blood pressure. Pam Peeke: Controlled by lifestyle? Patricia: Medication. Pam Peeke: A medication? Patricia: And the same thing with cholesterol and I tend to take this everyday and I don’t jog but I do play tennis. Pam Peeke: Okay. You played tennis everyday and, what about nutrition? Patricia: That’s the problem. I could lose about 50 pounds. Pam Peeke: Okay. When you say that, is that something that’s front and centered in your mind? Is that’s something important to you? What’s stopping you from making a change? Patricia: I think going out to lunch with the girls. Where we live is a very social thing to go at the dinner. So, we go at the dinner a lot. Pam Peeke: I understand. You know, it’s not so much the weight, it’s the kind of weight that you would accumulate when you get later in life. It’s the weight around the tummy that increases your cholesterol, increases your blood pressure and all the rest of it. Patricia: But, you know why this will start. It starts at smoking. Pam Peeke: Got you. Patricia: About 22 years ago, and I just gained weight and I never lost it after that. Pam Peeke: Right. Patricia: It’s not something that I just did. It’s something that accumulated that I’ve been doing over the years. Pam Peeke: Very common. It’s extremely common for people to put on weight. But, most people put on the weight because they didn’t readjust their calories and they didn’t get more physical activity that time may stop. Patricia: That’s right. Pam Peeke: All of our research studies have shown the people who stopped smoking if they already prepare in advance with increased physical activity and watching their calories, they don’t gain weight. Patricia: I didn’t because we didn’t have the same lifestyle. Pam Peeke: Understood and also, we didn’t have the same information in that either. So, that was a long time ago. So, do you know what I would recommend right now? This is what I would recommend, small steps. I’m starting to sound like a broken record. I would say this to everyone, small steps, little steps, all right? The eating thing, portions, if you simply ate the same thing but you brought it down more like you ate two-thirds of what you’ve been eating, you would drop weight immediately. You begin to do that. That’s how simple it is. If you walked more everyday in addition to the tennis, really walk more. Are you lifting weights? Patricia and Howie: No. Pam Peeke: Both of you. You could take her to the gym. Howie: I do. I exercise every morning. Pam Peeke: Exactly. But you know, that would really help you to be able to do this as well. Did that make sense? Patricia: Uh-huh. Pam Peeke: Okay. Eat the portion thing and then finally eating every three to four hours with smaller feedings. It would also help as well. Patricia: As opposed to three meals a day? Pam Peeke: Yeah. Three meals a day or that, nobody does that anymore. Patricia: How about let’s to eat one meal a day, you start at b
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