Category: Exercise

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Preventing and Staying Active With Problem Knees

Knee pain and injury are among the most common problems encountered in orthopedic medicine today. Especially common in older populations, knee problems often occur later in life due to wear and tear on the joints and muscles surrounding the knee. Although there are certainly a number of different knee-related injuries and ways that one can […]

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Things To Consider When Running With Diabetes

Running is one of the best ways to combat the effects of diabetes, especially diabetes of the Type II variety. Not only can running help you quickly burn calories, but it also offers the benefits of lower blood glucose levels, less resistant cellular fat, and improved insulin efficiency – all benefits which can better help […]

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Walking Is Life!™ Pedometer Program: Keeping Seniors Moving & Healthy!

A few months ago, RadioShack® asked me if I would like to review two of their pedometers.  Of course, I accepted since I’ve found pedometers to be a good way to motivate people to exercise more.  They shipped them out promptly and I quickly put them to the test.  At first, I tested the pedometers […]

Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be
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Bikram Yoga: Not All It Is Claimed To Be

A few blocks from my house, there is a Bikram yoga studio that I have walked past multiple times on my way to and from work.  And I have always wondered as I look into the steamed up windows whether there were any benefits to the average person of doing yoga in such extreme heat. […]

Living to 100 and Loving It!
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Living to 100 and Loving It!

Living to a ripe old age has always been a goal of mine. For that reason, any news story about someone that has lived to a hundred or beyond gets my attention immediately. I love to see what they did to keep themselves healthy. Infrequently, someone says something surprising like that they drank and smoke […]

Rekindling Your Workout Motivation
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Rekindling Your Workout Motivation

All of us who exercise regularly will occasionally run into a rough patch during which we are simply less motivated to workout. Maybe we’re slightly burned out because we’ve been exercising too hard for too long without breaks, maybe something in our work or personal lives is consuming all our attention, or maybe we’re recovering […]

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Four Ways to Train Lats Fast

When developing a weight lifting regimen, one of the major muscle groups that gets overlooked is the back. Most people get too preoccupied with developing a massive chest and bulging biceps to realize that one of the best ways to look toned and defined is to have a chiseled back (isn’t that what people are […]

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Picking the Best Way to Turn Your Commute Into A Workout

For most Americans, the daily commute is a time to sit in the car, listen to some music, and sip on the coffee they brewed overnight or the water they grabbed from their water softener before rushing out the door. Whether you find your commute highly stressful or surprisingly relaxing, there’s a good chance that […]

APTA Exercise to Fight Obesity Tweetchat
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APTA Exercise to Fight Obesity Tweetchat

The APTA has asked me to answer questions and address issues related to the role of physical activity in staying fit, starting an exercise regimen, and exercise considerations for people who are obese and/or have type 2 diabetes in their next Move Forward PT tweetchat. It will take place on November 3, 2010 at 6 pm-7 […]

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APTA Runner Foot Health Tweetchat

The APTA has asked me to moderate the APTA’s first Move Forward PT tweetchat. It will take place on April 28th, 2010 at 8 pm-9 pm ET. The focus will be on foot health for runners. So, if you’re interested or have any questions, head on over to Move Forward PT next Tuesday and tune […]

BHTV #25 – Speed Up That Metabolism!
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BHTV #25 – Speed Up That Metabolism!

Today’s show was inspired by one of my twitter followers, Pratik Patel, otherwise known as ppatel on twitter.  He wanted to know how to speed up his metabolism. Like Pratik, many people would love to kick their metabolisms into high gear, but some think it’s a losing battle.  They feel like their metabolisms are working […]

Study: Ditching & Keeping Off the Abdominal Fat
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Study: Ditching & Keeping Off the Abdominal Fat

Last year Tracy’s doctor told her that she needed to lose some weight, especially in her midsection (visceral fat).  He said it was an important step towards decreasing her risk of serious health conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, both of which her family had a history. He had been concerned because […]

BH4BP #73 - Stressed? Meditate On This!
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BH4BP #73 – Stressed? Meditate On This!

As you all know, today’s fast paced world can be very stressful.  It pulls us in a million and one directions, and we’re always rushing to meet an unending string of deadlines and the expectations placed on us by our employers, friends and even our families.  I know that it can often be hard not […]

Study: More Protein, More Muscle?
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Study: More Protein, More Muscle?

Jamie was on a quest to gain more weight in the form of rippling muscles.  He was a tall guy, measuring in at 6 foot 4 inches (1.93 m), but only weighed 165 pounds (75 kg).  He wasn’t happy with his wiry look and wanted a stronger, more muscular physique.  In his mission to add […]

BH4BP #72 - Office Injuries Are No Joke
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BH4BP #72 – Office Injuries Are No Joke

Every year, millions of office workers complain of on the job aches and pains.  According to WebMD, one study reported that over 50% of employees who used computers for at least 15 hours a week, reported musculoskeletal problems in the first year of a new job.  That is a very high percentage, don’t you think?  […]

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