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Tips For Healthy Living: Don't Stressed Your Heart Out!
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-966-7200
We know stress can take a toll on our lives and that limiting stress is important for long-term health, but how does stress affect our bodies, and most importantly what can we do about it? A lot, actually, but first things first. How Stress Affects Us According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, long-term activation of your body’s stress response system, along with prolonged exposure to cortisol and other stress hormones, can put you at risk for: Headaches and migraines Depression Heart disease and high blood pressure Stomach issues such as diarrhea, vomiting or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) During stress, as part of the fight or flight response, the body responds with elevated blood pressure in order to increase and redistribute energy, and also activates the immune system. However, prolonged stress over time forces the heart to work harder, which can lead to hypertrophy and adversely suppress immunity, digestion, sleep and reproductive systems. Sudden emotional stress, such as the death of a child, has also been linked to an unusual type of heart attack, called “takotsubo cardiomyopathy,” where the heart takes on a different shape. The two primary triggers of this condition are: physical ones (such as an infection) or an emotional type of “shock.” Because of the latter cause, many have labeled takotsubo cardiomyopathy “broken heart syndrome.” A recent study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference found that stress from traumatic events as well as long-term stress at home and work led to a nearly 200% higher risk of new Type 2 diabetes cases in older women. Diabetes, a disease in which the body doesn’t regulate blood sugar properly, can lead to a host of health problems, including heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. To learn how to Identify and Manage Stress visit: https://www.fountainvalleyhospital.com/your-health-tips/health-tips-details/don-t-stress-your-heart-out
Empanada Tuesday At Cambalache Grill Argentine & Italian Cuisine
Cambalache Grill
8780 Warner Ave Ste 15
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-375-3305
It’s EMPANADA TUESDAY! Come pick up some of our fresh #Housemade Empanadas! 50% off ALL Empanadas you can eat! We are open until 9:00pm
Know Your Stroke Risk
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-966-7200
Take our short quiz to assess your health risk. Click the link below to start: https://profilers.evaliahealth.com/v3/8dc4cf2f-0e08-4fa5-b76b-b4b2be4343d2/
9 Ways To Lift Your Spirits During The Holidays
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-966-7200
The stereotype of the holidays is that they are supposed to be filled with happiness, enjoying quality time spent with friends and loved ones, indulging in delicious food and giving and receiving lots of great gifts. In reality, it can be a stressful or unhappy time for many. If you happen to be experiencing some of the holiday blues or are feeling a bit stressed about this time of year, here are some ways you can lift your spirits during the holidays. 1. Give the gift of your time – Giving to others can be an effective way to feel happy, and giving of your time and/or skills can be the most rewarding. You might, for example, volunteer at a soup kitchen, drop off food at a local food bank or send care packages to soldiers in the military. If you love animals, volunteer at the animal shelter or donate food. 2. Participate in a toy drive – Participate in one of the toys for children programs available in your area. This is a great way to help a child who is underprivileged or whose family is struggling financially receive a holiday gift or gifts. 3. Treat a good friend to a meal – Take someone whose company you enjoy out to lunch or dinner—especially if you haven’t seen them in a while. You’ll not only feel good about treating them to a meal, but you’ll get the added joy of having fun and spending quality time with a friend. 4. Get plenty of rest – Too many of us let our day-to-day lives get in the way of our sleep. It can be even more of a challenge during the holidays. Making sure you get an adequate amount of quality sleep can make a huge difference in improving or maintaining your mood. 5. Visit the elderly – Check with a local nursing home to see if it would be okay to give each resident a token holiday-themed gift or baked treat. If you’re allowed to, personally deliver each gift and visit with any residents who seem like they could use a little bit of social time. They’ll be happy to have a visitor, and you’ll feel good about helping make someone’s day a little brighter. 6. Get physical – Follow an exercise video, go for a walk or run, ride a stationary bike or clean the house from top to bottom. Physical activity releases feel-good endorphins that will brighten your mood and reinvigorate you. 7. Take a yoga class and/or meditate – Practicing yoga can be a great low-impact way to increase your flexibility, increase muscle strength and tone and improve your breathing, but it can also have significant benefits in reducing stress and improving your mental well-being. Taking time to meditate can also help reduce stress by making you clear your head, concentrate on your breathing and focus on being present. 8. Make a list of people and things you are thankful for – Write down the names of people you are grateful to have in your life and all things you are thankful for. By focusing on your blessings, you can put yourself in a position to appreciate and enjoy what you have, helping you feel more fulfilled. 9. Learn something new – Pick a subject that you know very little about or a skill you would like to have and start researching. You could learn a new software program, learn to play an instrument, practice basic carpentry, fix minor issues on your car, take dance lessons, learn to knit…the list is endless. You can even learn many things for free on YouTube. Learning keeps your mind sharp, boosts your mood and gives you a sense of accomplishment.
Take A Free Health Assessment And Get Started On Improving Your Health.
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-966-7200
Click the link below and Complete one of our quick and free online health assessments to discover important information about your health, including: * Learn your risk category and factors * Find hidden health risks * Uncover potential health concerns * Get helpful tips to reduce your risks Start Here: https://www.fountainvalleyhospital.com/our-services/health-assessments
Clean Your Clothes The Green Way
Green Spot Cleaners
18449 Brookhurst St Ste 12
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-964-7336
Traditional dry cleaning methods can be extremely detrimental towards the environment, not to mention irritating for those with sensitive skin and eyes! Contribute towards the Green Movement by taking your clothes to Green Spot, where your delicates will undergo a non-toxic, all organic cleaning that will leave your clothes smelling fresh and looking bright. Green Spot in Fountain Valley also does alterations and shoe repair, taking care of you and your outfit from head to toe! For more information, please call (714) 964-7336.
Experimac Goes Above And Beyond
Experimac
18597 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-716-5005
The talented staff at Experimac are very good at what they do. Highly qualified and knowledgeable, they get your devices working in no time. But that's not all they can do. The teams at Experimac are also fortified teachers, taking everything that they know as a collective mind, and putting it all in one place: right at your finger tips. On Experimac's website, you'll have access to their blogs, giving you over 150 articles on tips, tricks, and straight up knowledge that'll keep you on top as the world walks further and further into the technological future (https://experimac.com/resource-center/blog/?store=huntington-beach-ca). So have no fear! Experimac is here, and they're here to help. Technology can be daunting, so it's nice to know we always have a tech savvy friend at Experimac.
Huế Ơi Wins Oc's Favorite Restaurant Of The Year
Hue Oi Vietnamese Cuisine
16537 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-531-1305
Huế Ơi, one of Fountain Valley's hidden gems, has yet again been recognized for stealing our hearts - and our stomachs - by winning a grand total of four awards from the Best of OC 2018 Reader's Choice Awards. Huế Ơi has been appreciated for Best Vietnamese Coffee, Best Phở, Best Vietnamese Restaurant, and overall, Best Restaurant, setting the bar high for kitchens all across Orange County. Not only are they recognized as an amazing restaurant, but as a dedicated participant in the community; relentlessly striving to promote local involvement and cultural diversity city-wide. Come visit Huế Ơi and experience their generous hospitality, famous phở, and the myriad of other unique Vietnamese dishes they have to offer! For further information, please call (714)531-1305, visit their Fountain Valley location at 16537 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, or visit https://ocweekly.com/best-of-2018/food-drink/#readers.
Factory Tours
Yakult USA
17235 Newhope St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714-434-6500
CALIFORNIA FACTORY Want to get to know Yakult? Come take a factory tour in Fountain Valley, California. Take a trip through our state-of-the-art facility, see how Yakult is made and learn more about probiotics! You’ll also get to see how our factory makes, fills, seals and packages our iconic little bottles. Reservations are required. Please fill out a Tour Application, and send it to us via email at Factorytour@yakultusa.com or fax (714) 434-7300. You can also give us a call at (714) 434-6500 (option 4). For more information please refer to our Tour Brochure. We look forward to seeing you!
An Old Time Cal Mex Favorite Has Risen From The Grave!
Naugles Tacos & Burgers
18471 Mount Langley St # M N
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
657-845-7346
Finally, after 20 long, unbearable years, Naugles is back and here to stay! In 2015, after a long custody battle over the franchise name, Christian Ziebarth at last gained the rights to resurrect this precious piece of nostalgia to its original form after being inspired by members of his food blog community speaking out about how dearly missed this restaurant was. Come enjoy the Cal-Mex favorite and it's original recipies, reverse engineered from pure memory by Christian, his head chef, and members of the Naugles fanclub.