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Recipe for Your Summer Health & Fitness

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Can you actually get in great shape with a simple recipe?
Air Date: 6/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins MD, MBA
02 Dr John HigginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC is a sports cardiologist for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Recipe for Your Summer Health & Fitness
Summer can be the best time of the year to get in shape. With the pleasant weather, you can actually enjoy working out and becoming healthier.

But, if you're not an avid fitness expert, it may be hard to come up with the best way to go about tackling your new summer health kick.

Never fear.

Dr. John Higgins, sports cardiologist for The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and one of Train Your Body's favorite experts, shares his best summer recipe with tips to get you in the shape of your life.

  • S ...Show: have a talent show, water fight, tag football
  • U ...Up the fun: hiking, fly a kite, canoe, pool polo
  • M ...Minimize sweets, sodas and heavy alcohol
  • M ...Make someone smile! Volunteer and help someone out
  • E ...Eat healthy: lean meats, fish, vegetables and fruits
  • R ...Rest & Recharge: slow down, laugh and nap

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