Articles relating to 'exercise'

Easy way to lower your risk of falls and injury

tips-to-avoid-falls-and-injuryThe risk of bone fractures and injury as we age increases as we lose bone density and just aren’t as strong as we once were. Even medications we take can put us at risk of falls by causing dizziness and confusion. No one wants to end up in long-term care because of breaking a hip…

Lowering our risk … Read More

Your heart needs this…

your heart needs this...When I’m feeling a little low or under the weather, there’s one thing I know will be a sure pick-me-up – besides chocolate – a walk and cafe latte date with my girlfriend, Becky.

What I love about Becky is that she’s like me, only taller, with better skin. She likes to be active and on the go. … Read More

Post-holiday slump? These tips can help

exercise, healthIt can be hard to stay on track during the eating season with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s in short order. November and December can seem like an extended period of bad-habit building.

For many of us, exercise and healthy eating quickly fall to the wayside when there are presents to buy and parties to attend.

Even … Read More

Feeling depressed? There’s a natural solution without drugs

brain, energy, brain, energyMy elderly aunt, I’m afraid, is not doing well. She lost her husband almost a year ago and has been declining ever since, determined, however, to remain in her home alone.

Her kids say she shouldn’t be living on her own. She’s forgetting things, she shouldn’t be driving and has no friends for support. But when I’ve called … Read More

Reduce your risk of heart failure by half

heart, exerciseEveryone likes to give you their two cents when it comes to what you should be doing to protect your health. Much like parenting advice, it comes whether you ask for it or not.

I’m betting there are all kinds of lifestyle changes and ideas that get pushed on you all the time. It can be overwhelming trying … Read More

Do this one simple thing to manage your diabetes

diabetes, exerciseWithout question, walking is an effective and low-cost form of aerobic exercise that most everyone can do. As a doctor, I try to take a walk every single day. It’s a great way to clear your head and does so much for your health.

Walking fights fat, boosts energy levels and even protects your heart. But if you … Read More

Natural fix for digestion that actually works

DIGESTION, BACTERIA, EXERCISEIf you weren’t finding the time to get in a little extra exercise every day, there is a new reason why you should start. According to a study in the journal Gut, exercise can do wonders for your digestive health.

Why is keeping your digestive system in peak condition so important? For your personal comfort, for one … Read More

This popular exercise won’t solve your health problems after all

shutterstock_18500491Stretching and breathing your way through yoga poses is good for the body and spirit. I’ve tried it myself – getting into “corpse” pose at the end is like floating on cloud nine!

This ancient practice has taken off in North America in various forms, like gentle yoga for seniors, yoga bootcamp and even laughter yoga that taps … Read More

Feel you’re losing your memory? This could be a simple fix

memory, exerciseHave you completed your recommended 30 minutes of brisk walking today?

Regular exercise is a common theme when it comes to protecting your health as you age. It is beneficial in many ways and supports day-to-day brain function. It turns out, getting that heart rate going boosts your brainpower, improving your overall memory and ability to learn as … Read More

Improve Your Sex Life With This One Simple Exercise

erectile dysfunction, exerciseTrouble in the bedroom? It’s more common than you think. As a doctor, I find once patients open up about their sex life, they have so many questions and concerns.

All sorts of factors play into sexual drive and performance, but here’s something you may not have considered: Kegel exercises. Not just for women, but for men as … Read More

Action Plan: Protect Your Eyes With Exercise

87522934It all comes down to diet and exercise.

Believe it or not, exercising could slow down blindness-causing diseases, scientists now say.

A new study, conducted by Emory University and Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, suggests that aerobic exercise may curb the progression of diseases that destroy the eye’s retina and lead to blindness. The research … Read More

Best Medicine To Prevent Heart Disease And Diabetes Is Absolutely Free

153180410Move more, more often! Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease and diabetes, new research shows. It won’t cost you a penny, and it will save you time and money down the road.

The health benefits of exercise have been well established in a multitude of studies, yet more and … Read More

Playing High School Sports Can Lower Doctor Visits In Golden Years

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Being part of a great team or excelling at a solo event can make for some of the best high school memories. Nothing beats the thrill of the winning goal in the last few minutes of play – and the after-game celebrations.

Sports play an important role in the scholastic experience, helping with social and physical development. Now … Read More

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