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23Oct, 2019

Lifestyle Advice from The World’s Longest Living People

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From clean eating to exercise routines and regular health checks, everyone can agree there’s one underlying goal: to live longer. We want to live a long, full and happy life surrounded by love, adventure and comfort. The topic of longevity has intrigued doctors, scientists and the vast majority of living, breathing people since the beginning of time. So, naturally, we look to the world’s longest living people for some key advice. First and foremost, no one is surprised to learn that the three longest living people in the world give […]
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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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26Jul, 2019

Intuitive Eating

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I talk with patients on a daily basis about their relationships with food. Many of you probably read that sentence and found it comical, as if we really have a “relationship” with food. While it’s funny to think about, it actually could not be more true. Eating is a necessity, a basic need, so naturally we structure our days (if not hours, minutes) around the very act of eating. Whipping up a quick breakfast, meal prepping our lunches, planning our “30 minute or less” dinners and dining with friends are […]
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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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23Jun, 2019

The Unexpected Benefits of Human Touch

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Thanks to the social media craze, one would think we are all closer than ever before. While that could certainly be true in some aspects, one important element is lacking when it comes to all relationships: human touch. What’s the big deal? Well, touch stimulates the vagus nerve which runs through our entire body, and its main purpose is to slow our nervous systems. According to Tiffany Field, Ph.D., the director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, when the vagus nerve is […]
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9Jun, 2019

Gaining Weight to Stay Healthy

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Most of the diet trends these days are aimed at losing weight and then (sometimes) maintaining your “goal” body. But what if your doctor tells you that you need to put on a few pounds to stay healthy? While most people think that gaining weight is easy (and almost unintentional!) doing it correctly can be challenging. It’s not just about eating whatever you want–it’s about eating what you need. For aging individuals, weight loss is very common and can be concerning. Weight loss can be associated with the loss of […]
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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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3Sep, 2018

Comfort Foods (that are GOOD for you!)

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If this weekend’s weather is any indication, the seasons are changing. Fall is slowly coming upon us, but winter won’t be far behind. As we say goodbye to the long days of summer, it’s time to plan our hibernation. Mainly, it’s time to start shifting our focus from light summer barbecues to comfort foods. But wait – not that kind of comfort food. I mean the kind of food that won’t only be delicious, but will be satisfying for your entire being, delivering not only satisfaction but health benefits, too. In the […]
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