America's Biggest Health Threats (and How You Can Overcome Them)
Health Risk #5: Your Bank Account
The Culprit: Your bank account. Stress is another thing that makes us eat too much. And we don't need to tell you there's plenty of it going around these days. (Thanks, Wall Street!)
The Fix: A little exercise is one of the best ways to relieve tension. Plus, getting in better shape will help you feel more empowered. "Can't afford a gym membership? Walk or run, and do some calisthenics in front of the TV," Dr. Peeke suggests. Or get an at-home workout DVD. "Eat as much fresh food -- including lean protein like chicken -- as you can, and stay away from the processed stuff."
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, January 2009.
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