The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 20, 1996 · Page 51
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 51

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 20, 1996
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Your future is too valuable a thing to risk with high cholesterol. If you do something now, you may improve your chances of being there to play your part. High cholesterol can lead to heart disease (and death). If you've been trying to lower your cholesterol with diet and exercise, and still haven't reached your goal, ask your doctor about adding ZOCOR. More than 3.1 million people around the world have taken ZOCOR. It works by reducing potentially dangerous levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the bloodstream. Results can vary, but ZOCOR is the only medicine that's actually been proven to help save the lives of people with high cholesterol and heart disease. A landmark five-year study among heart disease patients with high cholesterol demonstrated dramatic results for ZOCOR: fewer cardiac procedures, fewer heart attacks, and 42% fewer deaths from heart disease. ZOCOR is a prescription medication and only your doctor or health care professional can determine whether you should take it. In clinical studies, liver abnormalities were experienced by 1% of patients. Some people should not take ZOCOR: people with active liver disease or possible liver problems, women who are pregnant, likely to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, or people who are allergic to any of its ingredients. When you talk to your doctor about ZOCOR, be sure to mention any medications you are taking, to avoid possible serious drug interactions. Be sure to tell your doctor if you experience any unexplained muscle pain or weakness while taking ZOCOR, since this could be a sign of serious side effects. Finally, discuss any other side effects with your doctor. To get your free copy of "Surviving High Cholesterol," call 1-800-296-5915. Visit our Web site at Please read the next page for a summary of prescribing information and discuss it with your doctor. f°Tr) • ,**. \^. , Ask your doctor about ZOCOR- the Only cholesterol medicine proven to help S3.VC 11V6S among people with high cholesterol and heart disease. • Does my high cholesterol put me at risk? • Should I consider adding ZOCOR to my diet and exercise plan? • Could ZOCOR reduce my chances of having a heart attack? • What are the side effects of ZOCOR? « What type of results can I expect from ZOCOR? ZOCOR is indicated as an addition to diet for patients with high cholesterol when diet and exercise are inadequate. ZOCOR. The cholesterol medicine that helps save lives. ^ MERCK Q: My friends and I (ages 3342) are new in-line skaters. How many calories do you bum per hour? And how does it compare to walking or jogging? Kerri Kitchen Crystal River, Fla. Foreman: I have tried in-line skating, and the main thing I've learned is that you have to be careful. My kids do it, and my IN-UNE SKATING * Safety first This week your coach is George Foreman. biggest priority is that they wear safety gear: knee and elbow pads, helmet, wrist guards—even mouthpieces. They go out looking like Robocop. Safety equipment is not just for decoration. It's a necessity. As for the workout, in-line skating works the hamstrings, glutes (butt muscles), quadriceps and calves. But you also work your upper body, because you swing your arms and use it to balance. I've really seen my kids' legs, thighs and balance develop (especially those of my three youngest boys). The International In-line Skating Association tells me a 140-pound person would burn from 306 to more than 900 calories an hour while in-line skating (depending on speed, from 8 to 15 mph). That compares aerobically to running. It's a great exercise, but you'd better wear safety gear. Pottscript on my kids: It can be confusing when I mention my kids in the column, because all my sons are named George. So I use nicknames: The eldest is George Jr., 22. George HI, 9, is called "Monk" (my nickname as a kid). George IV, 8, the big shot of the family, is "Big Wheel." And George V, 5, is "Red" — as in stoplight (no more kids). And one of my five daughters is named Georgetta; she's 19 and in her second year studying journalism at Pepperdine University, d George Foremen and Florence Griffith Joyner take turns answering questions on staying in shape In this exclusive weekly column. Write: "Fitness,* 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22229 (e-mail:; fax: 703-276-5518). & ONUN& Stretch your potential in the Body Smarts area of USA WEEKEND. AW. keywnt USA WEEKEND. USA WEEKEND • Oct. 18-20, I9V6 11

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