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6May, 2020

Combat Stress with an Outdoor Workout

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, stress is surely running high. We all are adapting to our new day-to-day routines. Whether that involves working on the front lines clad in new PPE gear, working from home while raising and teaching children, or living in isolation, all of these situations involve higher levels of stress. In addition to the negatives associated with the emotional side of stress, there is also new evidence that stress actually counteracts the benefits of a healthy diet. In short, stress effects the metabolism and causes […]
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2Dec, 2019

EnJOY the Holidays!

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It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, we just weathered a snow storm, and it’s the second day of December. Most of us likely had somewhat of a stressful (even if it was the good kind!) weekend, and we are busy to plan for the next holiday (Christmas — only a few weeks away). For many individuals, the stress surrounding the holiday season and the start of winter only multiplies when they consider their own health goals or their weight gain / loss in general. It seems that everywhere we look there […]
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3Sep, 2019

Functional Fitness to Improve Daily Life

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Are you intimidated by the endless array of exercise equipment, machines, gadgets, cables and tools in the gym? You are not alone. While many of those prove very useful to just about everyone, the more advanced equipment requires assistance from a trained professional and often works by targeting very specific muscle groups, not full-body movements. For many of my patients, they look to fitness as a way of improving their daily lives. Hauling groceries to and from the car, shoveling snow off the walkway several times per year, raking leaves, […]
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29Aug, 2019

Exercise Improves Memory

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Exercise is great for us in a variety of ways. We reduce the odds of developing heart disease, reduce the chances of a stroke, help prevent depression, lower blood pressure, and even keep diabetes at bay. It also makes us feel and look better. With these impressive results, it’s no surprise exercise benefits another vital organ: the brain. Thanks to a study done at the University of British Columbia, “researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, appears to boost the […]
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9Jul, 2019

Drink this, not that! The new dangers of sugary drinks

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Drinks that are high in sugar (think soda, lemonade, artificially flavored fruit juice like fruit punch, and even some sports drinks) are already linked to weight gain, increased risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But that’s not all: a Harvard study from March 2019 recently linked sugar-sweetened beverages to an early death. Researchers conducted two large studies of more than 110,000 men and women “who responded to questionnaires about their lifestyle and health for about three decades or longer.” The results were simple but startling: the more sugary drinks […]
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28Nov, 2018

Core Exercises for Lower Back Pain

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One of the most common symptoms I discuss on daily basis is lower back pain. That’s not a surprise, considering lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal ailment in the United States. Chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic exercise can certainly help relieve and treat lower back pain, but what a lot of people don’t know is that core strength can actually help with pain management and can even assist in preventing lower back pain in the first place.  First, let’s discuss what your “core” actually is. Contrary to popular belief, […]
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2Oct, 2018

Lifting Weights for Beginners

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Summer came and went, and maybe you never got around to completing your “beach body” workout goal in the three months of sun we get to revel in each June through August. Rather than shrugging it off and pulling on a comfortable sweater (as tempting as it may sound), bear with me: you can still jumpstart an exercise routine and set new goals for yourself. Every day is the perfect day to start over and begin a new routine. One of the most effective ways to build muscle, burn fat […]
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6Apr, 2018

Which Supplements are Right for You?

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Our diets aren’t perfect. We can do our best to eat whole foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables and natural sources of protein, but the truth is that our bodies are likely still lacking in nutrients. Vitamins and minerals improve cellular function. What does that mean? It’s not as complex as you think: when our cells are not functioning at optimal levels, we can feel fatigued, have poor memory, and become stressed or anxious. In addition to needing plenty of vitamins and minerals, our bodies also crave probiotics, omega-3 fatty […]
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10Aug, 2017

Keep Your Head Up (Literally)

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “keep your head up” or “keep your chin up,” meaning to maintain high spirits in the face of something difficult and to persevere. Well, guess what? It’s backed by science: maintaining erect posture (sitting up or standing straight, chin raised, shoulders back) actually helps your body respond to stress and manage your moods.  Many studies have been performed based on the hypothesis that muscular states relate to emotions, but these studies have mostly focused on facial expressions (smiling does make you happier, by the way!). […]
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22Jun, 2017

Get Your Cardio Groove Back

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Finally, summer is here and the warm weather came with it (thankfully!). To most of us, this means we are stepping up our workout game and working to be in better overall health for the beach or to enjoy our favorite activities like hiking, swimming, and playing outdoor sports. When you get back into it after a long winter of rest or even a slightly less rigorous exercise schedule, running outside again might feel difficult. What happened? Cardiovascular training brings great benefits, including improvements in insulin sensitivity, better cholesterol, stable […]
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