exercise

  • Tech/Apps

    Safe Runner

    Turn your phone into a personal tracking device. The app monitors your location with GPS and video and will reach out to your emergency contact should the need arise! Also works to track your distance and calories burned.

    Fitocracy

  • The Truth About Detox

    The term “detox” has turned into a popular buzzword. In some ways, that’s a good thing because it means people are becoming more aware of the dangers posed by the vast quantities of toxins we’re exposed to every day through food, water, household products, our environment, and more.

    What you need to know to do it right
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
  • Understanding Inflammation

    In medical centers and universities around the world physicians and researchers are searching for cures to diseases that plague our society—diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular dysfunction, Parkinson’s, and autism, to name a few. Exciting recent discoveries have shown there may be a common thread running through them: chronic inflammation.

    The trouble with chronic inflammation and what to do about it
    By Jeffrey Hendricks, MD
  • Protecting Your Brain

    Medical science has made wondrous advances to extend lifespan. But, despite our best efforts, long life does not always translate into good health. A worst-case scenario that many people fear is having a functioning body, stricken with dementia. Memory is at the core of who we are in many ways, and losing it is a frightening prospect.

    Finding ways to fight Alzheimer’s and dementia naturally
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
  • Health Tips: Arthritis?

    Those of us who played high school sports remember our coaches giving us one iconic and sometimes ill-advised piece of medical advice: “Just walk it off.” It’s common (and understandable) for people dealing with osteoarthritis to avoid exercise—it hurts, after all.

  • Work Out Without Working Out!

    Imagining an action and doing it require the same motor and sensory programs in the brain. A recent study showed that people who imagined strength training exercises increased their strength by 22 percent, compared to 30 percent in those who actually did the exercises. If the same way, mentally rehearsing in detail a piano piece will also yield dividends in muscle memory.

  • 6 Tips for Healthy Joints

    Most of us probably do not think much about our knees, back, shoulders, and other joints until they become painful or stop working properly. Each season brings its own influx of injuries related to a different set of sports and outdoor activities. When people use muscles they have not used since last year, it can result in painful strains.

    An Owner’s Guide to Natural Joint Health
    By Cathleen London, MD
  • Melt Away the Pounds

    The months between November and February have a tendency to be tough on the waistline when compared to the rest of the year. Starting at Thanksgiving and even pushing past Valentine’s Day, holidays and marketing schemes inundate consumers with savory notions that somehow always place high-calorie foods at the forefront of an “ideal” festive scenario.

    This spring, shed your winter weight and keep it off
    By Cara Lucas
  • Lose More with a Workout Buddy

    The key to motivation in physical activity may be feeling inadequate. One Kansas State University researcher found that those who exercised with a teammate whom they perceived to be better increased their workout time and intensity by as much as 200 percent.

  • What’s Best for Weight Loss?

    For those who are short on time, researches from North Carolina have found that aerobic, not resistance, exercise is best when wanting to lose weight and fat. The study, titled “Effects of aerobic and/or resistance training on body mass and fat mass in overweight or obese adults,” is published in the December 2012 edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.