Category: Exercise

BH4BP #71 - Exercising In Cold Weather
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BH4BP #71 – Exercising In Cold Weather

I’m happy to announce that Being Healthy for Busy People was a finalist in the health category of the Podcast Awards!  That’s two years running and I owe it to all of you.  Thank you so very much!  For anyone interested in voting for the podcast, voting opens at podcastawards.com on November 13 and runs […]

BHTV #21 – Exercise Intensity
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BHTV #21 – Exercise Intensity

Most people who are trying to get fit or lose weight, understand that aerobic exercise is a key component of reaching their goals.  The question isn’t: “Should we do aerobic exercise?” It’s: “How intensely should we do aerobic exercise?” The answer that we usually hear is that working out at a moderate exercise intensity enables […]

BH4BP #70 - Tai Chi: A Healthy Exercise for All Ages
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BH4BP #70 – Tai Chi: A Healthy Exercise for All Ages

Today’s show was inspired by a trip that I took to Beijing, China with David about 3 years ago. I was reminded of the trip a few days ago when I was looking through some of my photos and came across some of the many photos we took during that trip. It was a wonderful […]

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 […]

BH4BP #66 - Listener Q&A Special #3
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BH4BP #66 – Listener Q&A Special #3

Today I am bringing you another Q&A show.  Since the last two have been so well received, I’m going to continue putting out one of these Q & A shows every month or two, as long as I keep getting lots of questions. Answering them in a podcast seems like the best way to go […]

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 […]

Running In Hot Weather: Can't Take the Heat?
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Running In Hot Weather: Can’t Take the Heat?

Larry is an avid runner training for his first marathon, which is coming up in September.  Unfortunately, he is having some difficulty with his training.  The weather is just too hot where he lives, making it hard to run.  Lately, the temperatures have been over 100 F (38 C). Despite that, Larry needs to train […]

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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