Tag: "Exercise"

Diabetes Awareness Month:  Exercise to Control Those Sugars!
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Diabetes Awareness Month: Exercise to Control Those Sugars!

Blair sighed as she closed the door behind her and dropped her keys on the hall table.  The news from the doctor had not been surprising, but it had not been what she had wanted to hear either.  Dr. Nguyen had come right out and said that if she didn’t change her sedentary lifestyle, she […]

BH4BP #68 - The Facts About Tendinitis
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BH4BP #68 – The Facts About Tendinitis

You just started exercising and you felt great, so you dramatically increased the intensity and duration of your workout.  While doing that you felt a dull pain.  Over the next few days the pain recurred intermittently, but it wasn’t bad enough to interfere with your exercise.  So, you pushed on, ignoring the pain.  As time […]

If the Shoe Fits, Buy It: Choosing the Right Shoes
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If the Shoe Fits, Buy It: Choosing the Right Shoes

Paula had gained 20 pounds since she moved to San Diego 6 months ago.  She knew that she had to change something or her weight would get out of control.  Convinced that running would do the trick, she grabbed a pair of walking shoes out of her closet and started running for 20 to 30 […]

October Is Also National Physical Therapy Month!
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October Is Also National Physical Therapy Month!

October is National Physical Therapy Month. I know October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Black History Month, but with only 12 months a year, every month has at least a couple subjects associated with it.  But since I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I can’t pass up this opportunity to build awareness for […]

BH4BP #65 - The Truth About Stretching
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BH4BP #65 – The Truth About Stretching

Many people believe that stretching before and after a workout prevents injuries and minimizes muscle soreness. That’s because the recommendation used to be to stretch before and after exercise.  In recent years, these commonly held beliefs have come under scrutiny and the recommendations have changed.  So, today my goal is to help you understand what […]

BH4BP #63 - Gardening: Getting Dirty is Good For Your Health!
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BH4BP #63 – Gardening: Getting Dirty is Good For Your Health!

Having and working in a garden can play a powerful role in how we feel. The sights and scents of our gardens can soothe us and distract us from everyday stressors.  Gardening has a way of connecting us with nature and the rhythm of life, rejuvenating us and disconnecting us from the more hectic parts […]

BH4BP #62 - Swimming: A Great Alternative for Everyone!
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BH4BP #62 – Swimming: A Great Alternative for Everyone!

Swimming is a great fitness activity for almost anyone, especially those who have physical limitations.  For those who have had a hard time finding an activity that is not painful for their joints, swimming may be the answer. In today’s show, I will go over how swimming is a great exercise choice, whether it can […]

Cholesterol? Don't Forget the Triglycerides!
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Cholesterol? Don’t Forget the Triglycerides!

Darla felt good about her health when she went to her annual checkup. She had monitored her cholesterol and blood pressure for over a year and both were in desirable ranges.  So, she was surprised when her doctor told her that her triglyceride levels were high and had to be monitored also. When Darla thought […]

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BHTV #8 – Watch That Posture! Stand Tall!

Have you ever been to a party where you didn’t know many people, but you were looking to meet that special someone?  While most people focus on getting their hair and clothes just right, did you know that posture also plays a key role in how you are perceived and in getting that special someone […]

BH4BP #57 -  Listener Q&A Special #2
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BH4BP #57 – Listener Q&A Special #2

I received a lot of feedback about the First Q&A show 7 weeks ago.  Since it was so well received, I’m bringing you another one today.  I’m planning to continue putting out one of these Q&A shows every month or two, as long as I keep getting lots of excellent questions.  I love answering the […]

Sign Me Up for Yoga!
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Sign Me Up for Yoga!

The past month has been the worst of Kate’s life. First, her job cut her hours by 15% and her hourly pay by 20%. Next, her boyfriend of 7 years left her for her best friend. To add insult to injury, she had to move out of her apartment because she couldn’t afford the rent […]

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BHTV #5 – Strength Training: It’s for You. Yes You!

It feels so good to lift weights and get stronger.  Back in the day, when I owned my own physical therapy clinic, I also did personal training.  You have no idea how many of my clients, especially females, would come in and say, “I don’t want to lift weights, because I don’t want to get […]

BH4BP #54 - Strength Training: Not Just for the Big Boys!
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BH4BP #54 – Strength Training: Not Just for the Big Boys!

Many people decide to start a weight training routine every day. But many are not sure how to go about it. They don’t have any idea where to start. They are not sure how often to train, how much to lift, how many sets, etc. That’s why I am dedicating this episode to helping you […]

BH4BP #53 - Jumping Rope: Time to Hop to It!
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BH4BP #53 – Jumping Rope: Time to Hop to It!

When most of us think about jumping rope, we picture boxers at the gym or little kids playing double dutch at the playground.  But do you jump rope?  Well maybe you should.  For some of us, the thought of jumping rope brings back wonderful memories, but those memories aren’t the only benefit that jumping rope […]

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BHTV #3 – Is It Time to Exercise, Yet?

A lot of the listeners to my audio podcast “Being Healthy for Busy People” have told me that I’ve motivated them to get off the couch and start moving.  And some of them have told me that they’re excited to start an exercise program, but wanted to know what the best time of day to […]

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