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Category: Exercise Tips

May 7, 2009

Living With Diabetes: Definition, Causes, Treatment, and Exercise - Part 2

Exercise is a critical component of diabetes management. Studies show that pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics can prevent or reverse their condition through diet and exercise. However, it is important that you do not jump into an extreme diet or exercise program without proper professional medical advice.

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May 7, 2009

Lung Disease, Exercise, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become the fourth leading cause of death and is one of the only major chronic diseases which has seen an increase in mortality rates. COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.

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May 7, 2009

Safely Return to Play after a Concussion

Concussions occur when a person’s brain is violently rocked back and forth inside of the skull because of a blow to the head or neck. Severe concussion, although rare, can lead to brain swelling, blood vessel damage, and even death. There are serious repercussions of early return following even a mild concussion due to the long term effects of multiple mild concussions.

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Apr 24, 2009

CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC Video Games Can Be Problem and Solution!

Last week, a mother from Old Forge asked me if I thought video games contribute to childhood obesity in this country. I told her that a recent study suggests that video games can be the problem and the solution!

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Mar 28, 2009

Post Exercise Muscle Soreness? Use Caffeine

Did you ever wonder how Lance Armstrong gets back on his bike at the Tour de France every day after several days of intense biking without time for recovery? How can he pedal another day? Aren’t his quads sore? Exercise enthusiasts often inquire about the best method to reduce muscle soreness following intensive training from lactic acid buildup.

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Mar 11, 2009

Exercise May Improve Breast Cancer Survival

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association from Harvard now shows that regular exercise can actually improve the survival of patients with breast cancer.

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Mar 11, 2009

Boomeritis: Sports injuries of the baby boomers

As baby boomers continue to enjoy sports with the same vigor and intensity as when they were younger, they are finding that their older bodies just can't keep up. While these individuals often succeed in finding the balance of fitness and craziness, they have had times when they took it too far.

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