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Category: Exercise Tips

Jan 17, 2023


There is a very good chance that the cold temps and snow will return soon! Winter in NEPA can be the perfect opportunity to try something new. For example, for those who enjoy running or walking you can continue to do so in the winter, with a few adjustments. Equipment, such as treaded sneakers, allows […]

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Nov 22, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! Be Grateful…it’s good for your health!

The “first Thanksgiving” was in 1621 between the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag tribe in present day Massachusetts to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the previous year. In 1789, President George Washington, at the request of Congress, proclaimed Thursday, November 26, as a day of national thanksgiving. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln […]

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Apr 4, 2022


April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month Part I of II Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, degenerative disease that leads to slowness of movement, balance disorders, tremors, and difficulty walking. PD results from the loss of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. Dopamine is critical to stimulate the nerves of the muscular system in the […]

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Feb 16, 2022

You Are Never Too Old To Exercise!

Part II of II You are never too old to exercise! This is the second of two columns dedicated to appropriate exercise for the elderly. Last week I discussed basic strengthening exercises. This column will address three additional components necessary for independence in the elderly: flexibility, balance and endurance. While it may not be as […]

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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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