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Exercise

Information about all of the latest exercise programs. Cardio workouts for your heart’s benefit, strength programs for your bone and muscle strength, and yoga stretching programs for flexibility.

BMI doesn’t measure health. Exercise improves health. What measures should you pay attention to?

Curvy woman running in the woods
In 1970, a 23-year-old Austrian named Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger became the youngest ever Mr. Universe. The Guinness Book of World Records once called him “the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world.” Standing at 6’2” and weighing 235 pounds, he could bench press more than 500 pounds and barely had a ribbon […]

Fight arthritis pain by exercising

man swimming in the ocean, exercise to prevent arthritis pain
If you live with arthritis, the first few minutes of your day can be agonizing. The aches, pains and stiffness in your hips, legs and feet when you walk down the stairs. The throbbing pain in your wrists and fingers as you grasp your cup of coffee. The stiffness and aches in your neck and […]

Gardening for Health

At some point we’ve forgotten how fun it is to play in the dirt. Numerous studies show that gardening is not only a tremendous source of happiness, but also a fountain of youth for your body and mind. It’s one of several “green activities” I love to do in the spring, when our bodies are […]

Run to Improve Bone Health and Prevent Osteoporosis

man tying his shoe before a run
Bones are not the rigid “pillars” they appear to be. Bones are actually a type of tissue, ossified tissue in fact. And like all tissues in your body, bones are constantly regenerating – shedding old cells and replacing them with new ones. I say that because many of my peers in the medical field treat […]

Health Benefits of Exercise

What if I told you that I know of a 100% natural way to keep weight off and lower the chances that you’ll develop heart disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer, dementia, diabetes, and more? Further, this natural remedy does not involve a pill, fad, or spending a lot of money. Yes, you’ve probably heard this song […]

Exercise: Natural Remedy for Arthritis

It probably sounds like the worst idea ever. If you’re one of the quarter of Americans with arthritis, your joints are swollen and tender. Sitting hurts. Standing hurts. And here I come, promising relief—if you’ll just give those joints a workout. What? Exercise? That’s right, exercise. Don’t think I’m crazy or have a sadistic streak. […]

Healthy Habits Work, No Matter Your Age

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…but that isn’t necessarily true. It’s never too late to get healthy. I know lots of patients—and friends!—who don’t want to change unhealthy habits, or adopt healthy ones. After all, I’m often asked, “What good can it do? I’ve done X my whole life, so changing […]

12 Healthy Habits to Adopt for 2017

Today, I want to share 12 simple, life-changing habits for maximum health…and happiness. Habits get a bad rap—we often think of the bad ones out there. But the truth is, habits form the backbone of about 95% of what we do every day—the good and the bad. And that’s why it’s so important to fill […]

5 Tips to Stop Aging Now

Except for a few kids currently in middle school, no one wants to grow older. Our bodies are miraculous, self-healing machines built to last 80 years or more. Still, over time, your body will slowly break down. It’s inevitable. But the time it takes to get there isn’t inevitable—not at all. In fact, there’s plenty […]

You Can’t Burn Calories Fast Enough to Lose Weight

If you’ve been reading my thoughts for awhile—or, really, if you’re just aware of health in general—you know that exercise is extremely important. In fact, for the vast majority of maladies we get, the best preventive medicine we have comes from the benefits of exercise alone! However, exercise is not a total panacea for all […]
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