Category Archive: Exercise

Jul 12

The Worst of Screen Time

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Just last week, we mentioned the danger of too much “screen time” and how it contributes to obesity-related diseases. The June 26 edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association focused on a particular kind of screen time: watching TV. The study from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute followed almost 3,600 Mississippians …

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Jun 24

Where Does the Weight Go?

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Have you ever wondered what happens to the weight you lose? Where do those lost pounds go, anyway? This might seem like a strange question, but it should be near and dear to the hearts of many doctors. Before going to medical school, a lot of physicians and surgeons began their undergraduate studies as biochemistry …

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Jun 14

Take a walk

Every good doctor wants to encourage the concept of “wellness.”  Wellness is more than the absence of illness. It is an active process of making healthy choices about the way we live and care for ourselves and others. It means taking active measures to build and maintain good health. You can start this on your …

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May 01

Summer Is Almost Here

Today is May 1st, not quite summer according to the calendar, but in Florida that is close enough. If you have not been taking advantage of our “Sunshine State” status, now is a great time to start. Water aerobics offers an alternative way to exercise for people who might otherwise have difficulty. It reduces the …

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Apr 12

As If We Did Not Know

Doctors are like all people; we like to read or hear about new evidence that supports our old beliefs.  Sometimes this is a bad thing, because it strengthens misconceptions or outright fallacies; at other times, it serves a good purpose. There was a great example of serving good purposes In the March Edition of the …

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Mar 01

Spring Has Sprung, So Go for a Walk

Well, maybe spring will not officially be here until 5:58 Eastern Daylight Time on March 20, but in Florida we can say spring is already here. Don’t wait for the astronomical first day of spring to exercise one of your most important options: go for a walk today! Wellness is more than simply the absence …

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Feb 08

Yoga and Weight Loss

Yoga does not burn calories as fast as walking, swimming or aerobic exercise does, but it can offer an activity that is both low impact and non-competitive. Even severely overweight people can practice many forms of yoga without fear of injuring joints, feeling self-conscious or appearing inferior to fitter competitors. Yoga can be done in …

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Dec 28

A community resource for health and wellness

Our website has often published articles advocating the proven value of exercise in maintaining health and wellness. If you want to Commit to Exercising Every Day, there are several choices. You might want to Walk for Wellness or consider the Value of Yoga. Our residents here in the Volusia-Flagler and Central Florida areas are fortunate …

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Nov 30

A daily walk can do wonders

“The Best Things in Life Are Free,” or so goes the familiar old saying. When it comes to fitness, weight control and your general health, the habit of a daily walk can do wonders for people of all fitness levels. Surgeons are doctors first, and every good doctor wants to encourage the concept of “wellness.” …

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Oct 02

Change Your Exercises for Safe Weight Loss

Are you bored with doing the same exercises over and over while trying to lose weight safely? Are you showing signs of mental and physical stagnation? If, yes, you should change your exercise routine often for better results. Top Reasons to Exercise Regularly for Safe Weight Loss We all know how important it is to …

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