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Signing up for PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. When asking your question on HealthTap, just click on the icon for a Live Consultation to link to PRIME. The sign-up screen will appear. The PRIME doctor can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be reached from anywhere in the world. ...Read more
No, not exactly...: HealthTap PRIME began in the summer of 2014, and is a Primary Care service. A patient pays one fee each month (~$99 in August 2014) so one consult would be ~$99, but 2 visits come out to ~$49 each, 3 is ~$33 each, and so on. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. A patient using PRIME has live, one-on-one visits with the doctor. ...Read more
Fish,olive, veggies: Olive oil, veggies, fish are the staples of the mediterranean diet and they are all packed with healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Of course the way of preparation is also important. Raw, stewed, or lightly grilled without butter or heavy sauces. My personal favorites are lentils, okra, eggplants, tomaties, peppers and wild mushrooms. Studies have shown that medi diet decreased cardiac mortality. ...Read more
A well rounded diet: Is key for healthy bone growth. Outside of that specifically focusing on calcium intake is beneficial. Younger people typically don't need calcium supplementation but it doesn't hurt. Furthermore vitamin d intake is also good and or getting a outside a little bit everyday so your body can make its own vitamin d. Eat dairy foods for calcium, spinach, green leafy vegetables and enjoy outside. ...Read more
Don't.: Don't commit to "losing weight." this is the wrong focus. Besides, if it is truly weight loss you want, just have your leg amputated. This will result in at least 30-40 lbs of weight loss. A better idea is to commit to "getting healthy." this is a much better goal, has a better sound to it, and will result in weight loss, better heart health, better mental health, etc. The key is...Exercise. ...Read more
Some you love: I have discovered that what works best is something you will stick with for the longest period of time. Jogging, walking, cycling/ spin class are great options. So is zumba if you love to dance or hot yoga if that is your thing (personally my favorite). Sustainability for the long run. Mixing up your routine in order not to get bored is helpful. Weight training to build muscle is beneficial. ...Read more
Are there any foods or simple exercises i can use to counter the tiring effects of sitting at a computer all day?
Try these: Shake your feet or legs every few minutes to maintain good circulation, do slow deep breathing every now and then, look at lovely scenery /pictures of your family in front of you to stimulate your senses and minimize boredom, listen to soft background music of your choice, do some neck exercises- side to side, up and down and rotation motions, think of jokes, get up and talk with someone etc. ...Read more
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