Dr. Oz: Taking Blood Pressure in Both Arms
Dr. Oz talked about whether our doctors are doing the right things to keep us safe from heart disease. Dr. Oz polled his audience to find out what their doctors are doing. The first question was whether their doctor took blood pressure in both arms. Only 16 percent said yes.
Linda in the audience said her doctor didn’t do this. Dr. Oz said there’s a benefit to doing this because it helps you know whether there’s a blockage between your arms. If there’s a blockage between your arms, there could be a blockage elsewhere. It also helps give more information about your blood pressure in general.
If you feel rushed, your blood pressure will also go up. It will also go up if you’re worried about your blood pressure. If you think this might apply to you, ask if you can take 5 minutes to relax so your blood pressure can come down.
Dr. Oz: Blood Glucose Test
Does your doctor give a blood glucose test? 59 percent of people in Dr. Oz’s audience said yes to this. Dr. Oz said blood sugar is important because it predicts diabetes. If you do have diabetes, it’s an important risk factor for heart disease. Your blood sugar level should be checked every three years.
Dr. Oz: Don’t Sit More Than 4 Hours Per Day
Does your doctor ask you how many hours you sit per day? Only 20 percent of people in Dr. Oz’s audience were asked this by their doctor. This is an important question, because if you sit more than four hours per day, your risk of cardiovascular disease goes up. Even if you exercise 20 minutes per day, if you sit the rest of the day, you’re not getting the benefit.
Dr. Oz: Love Facts
Dr. Oz wanted to talk about love while he was talking about hearts. So he also shared that although we think we’re the only animals that mate for life, other animals do, too. Penguins, mountain lions, ducks, swans, and wolves are monogamous like humans.
Dr. Oz also shared pictures of the voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, who were married in real life.
When you’re in love, your heart rates start to sync up. Your pupils also dilate when you look in each other’s eyes. On average, a person spends 20,160 minutes kissing, roughly two weeks.