Whether it’s smoking, drinking too much alcohol or fizzy drinks or even sneaking in too many sweets. Why not try dedicating the rest of this month to breaking a bad habit and see what impact it has on your health.
By taking a pause, not only do you improve your health but it also makes you aware of your ability to self discipline, helping to reduce temptations that may get in the way of your goals.
I personally want to put a pause on having a late night cup of tea so that I can sleep better and feel more refreshed in the morning. What will you try?
We’ve all heard about the Apple Watch but have you heard of Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a medical condition that affects over half a million Australians. It happens when there is a disturbance of the heart’s electrical system and so it beats out of rhythm. Some patients have no symptoms and others may feel faint, dizzy, short of breath, experience chest pain or feel their heart racing.
Healthcare professionals can detect AF by checking your heart rate, listening to your heart or with the use of an ECG. Those diagnosed with AF are at an increased risk of stroke than the general population. Treatment can include medication or a procedure to correct the heartbeat.
Smart watches, like the Apple Watch can detect an irregular heartbeat and if it has, it’s vital to seek medical help. For my full review on the Apple watch head over to youtube.com/drnora.
If you have any concerns or are worried about your risk of Atrial Fibrillation please pop by and see me in clinic.