On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness information for all Oklahomans, published three times a week.

Connections: Episode 1

The first episode in our new monthly series, Connections, features the story of Midwest City Firefighter Rex McGee and the simple test that saved his life. SEE MORE

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Hot Yoga: What's So Hot About It?

Yoga is everywhere these days, and its health benefits are touted all over health websites and fitness magazines. More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, according to a 2016 survey. One of the most trendy types is something called "hot yoga." Fans claim hot yoga offers increased benefits, such as cleansing impurities from the body. But is it safe?

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Fitness Opportunities for Oklahoma City Seniors

Staying active and alert helps reduce the risk of many health concerns brought on by aging, while also helping you maintain a better quality of life. Here are some local classes that help keep seniors fit!

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6 Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Breakfast Foods

Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day, but one thing is certain — starting your day with a healthy breakfast can improve digestion and energy levels throughout the entire day. Healthy eating habits are easier to keep when your meals taste good. That’s why we’ve included six healthier versions of your favorite breakfast foods.

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The Health Benefits of Superfoods

Eating nutrient-dense foods can not only make you feel great, but may even reduce your risk of certain chronic health conditions while providing multiple health benefits. It's like they say: "Food IS medicine."

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All About the OKC Boathouse District

The Boathouse District has become a go-to destination for families, athletes, adventurers and thrill seekers. Located right in the center of Oklahoma City, the district is home to boathouses, a high-performance training center and the RIVERSPORT Adventure Center.

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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: The Dangerous Heart Condition New Moms Should Understand

Did you know a healthy expectant mother can be diagnosed with a heart condition that can be fatal, mere days before giving birth? Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an uncommon yet sometimes fatal form of cardiac disease, in which the heart muscle thins and weakens late in pregnancy and following childbirth. Dr. Zeeshan Khan, an interventional cardiologist., tells you how to recognize the signs.

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Everything You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more serious than many people think. Left untreated, it can cause cardiac arrest and possible death due to sudden drops in blood oxygen from an irregular heartbeat. Here's what you need to know.

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What the New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean

It’s time to get your blood pressure checked. The American Heart Association recently issued new guidelines for identifying high blood pressure. This means patients who had previously fallen into a healthy blood pressure range may not be under the new guidelines.

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Oklahoma's Latest Health Rankings

It's early in 2018, which means it’s time for America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. The report, recently released by the United Health Foundation, ranked Oklahoma number 43 in the U.S. in terms of health. We’re breaking down the data and highlighting some interesting facts about Oklahoma.

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Best Foods for a Healthy Heart

Did you know February is Heart Health Month? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. Choosing heart-healthy foods can benefit everyone, even those without a history of heart disease.

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