John A Popp, MD
Location and Office HoursBrigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
- HMO Blue (BC/BS of MA)
- Brigham & Women's Hospital
What is the relationship between high IQ and vegetarianism?
Evidence shows that children with higher IQs are more likely to become vegetarians by age 42. This has been supported in the UK; however, the data in the United States does not support this assertion.
How can I exercise safely if I have peripheral neuropathy?
Keith Chittenden , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
Peripheral neuropathy will decrease your body's ability to sense pain or discomfort from a relatively strenuous workout. Therefore you will need to monitor the intensity of your exercise with an external measurement. An example would be a heart rate monitor. A heart rate monitor will tell you what intensity you are exercising at. You should be at a heart rate reserve of approximately 50-70% for optimal performance and to be safe. Do not try to exceed 75%HRR in one session. Another more simple measure is known as the talk test. If you are working out with a partner, you should be able to carry on a conversation without feeling winded or out of breathe. Try doing exercises that are multi-jointed such as walking, jogging, bicycling, body weight squats, wall push-ups and planks. This will reassure that you are not relying on a specific region of your body and you will get a complete overall work out. If you choose to run out side, inspect the bottom of your sneakers for any holes or wearing down of the shoe that you may not be able to feel. If the soles of the shoes are worn, replace them with a new pair and use clean socks.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What is serotonin?
Discovery Health answered
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps elevate mood. The brain produces it when the body perceives sunlight. For people whose serotonin levels need to be regulated, a class of anti-depressants called SSRIs keep higher levels of serotonin in the bloodstream.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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