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Category: Exercise Tips

Oct 11, 2021

Exercise May Improve Breast Cancer Survival

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there is good news to report! A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association from Harvard has found that regular exercise can improve the survival of patients with breast cancer. I have discussed these findings with local physician, Dr. Christopher Peters of Northeast Radiation […]

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Aug 25, 2021

EXERCISE: It’s More Than Just Physical

As the country prepares to return to school and work this fall during a new wave of infections from the Delta variant of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to find healthy ways to control stress and anxiety. While exercise is important to trim our waistline or to speed up our metabolism, there may […]

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Nov 11, 2020

Don't Let COVID Get You Down

Exercise and be Happy! Part II of II Last week in Part I on Depression I discussed the importance of laughter for the prevention of depression. In this column, I will discuss one of the most understated benefits of exercise – mental health! Specifically, aerobic exercise (exercise that increases your heart rate for 30 minutes […]

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Jul 27, 2020

Exercise Tips for Those with Osteoarthritis

OA is not an excuse to avoid exercise but it is important to be smart about it. Regular exercise is essential to maintain a normal lifestyle for those with OA. However, if you do the wrong exercise, use poor technique, or are too aggressive, you could flare-up your joints and do more harm than good.

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Jun 17, 2020

Postural Tips and Exercises to Prevent Pain during COVID-19 Confinement.

Part II of II I think we would all agree, technology is a wonderful thing. However, like all good things, it comes at a price. Students and workers alike are suffering from the many physical effects of sitting for too many hours...especially with COVID-19 home confinement! Studies show the impact of prolonged sitting, especially with […]

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May 11, 2020

Ten Most Common Exercise Myths!

One positive outcome of the home confinement during the pandemic is that many people are spending more time than usual getting fit. However, when it comes to exercise, like many things, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. And, as with many topics in the health and fitness world, there […]

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May 5, 2020

Stuck Indoors? Start a Yoga Practice (Part 2 of 2)

Guest Columnist: Catherine Udomsak, DPT Read Part 1 here... Patients frequently ask me about the merits of yoga, from relaxation to flexibility. Many say, they are too busy or they don’t know enough about it. Well, in light of the fact that everyone has been forced to spend more time indoors, slow down and try […]

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Apr 27, 2020

Stuck Indoors? Start a Yoga Practice (Part 1 of 2)

Patients frequently ask me about the merits of yoga, from relaxation to flexibility. Many say, they are too busy or they don’t know enough about it. Well, in light of the fact that everyone has been forced to spend more time indoors, slow down and try new things, now may be a good time to try yoga.

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Apr 6, 2020

Get out of your chair safely to prevent falls

By special request, a guide to help prevent falls and help you get out of a chair safely.

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Mar 30, 2020

Help Maintain a Healthy Immune System with Exercise: 10 Best Exercises Using Resistance Bands (Part 2 of 2)

Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy immune system. With the closing of fitness centers, school gyms and exercise classes due to COVID-19, it may be a good time to begin a home exercise program that is quick and easy.

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