Sat Nov 18 2017

Category: Exercise / Fitness


Mike Manning Talks about Over the Top Parents with Child Athletes

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Sports Safety, Teen Health

Dr. Brian McDonough interviews Mike Manning co-founder of The All Star Baseball Academy in Broomall, PA about parents and child athletes

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New Exercise Guidelines

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, Pharmacy, Women's Health

The new physical activity guidelines for Americans are based on the latest scientific evidence about the health benefits of physical activity.  It's the first such review in a decade.  The guidelines recommend a minimum amount of physical activity to promote health, but the more exercise you get, the greater the health benefits.  Aerobic exercise should [&hellip

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Excess Weight Around the Waist May Be a Major Health Risk

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness

Where you carry your weight could be as important, if not more important, that how much you weigh.  That's what British researchers say.  They point to a study released about thick waists which shows that a thick waist almost doubles the risk of a premature death.  This is not the first study to come to [&hellip

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Women, Exercise, and Knee Injuries

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, The Body, Women's Health

Knee pain is clearly a problem that affects men and women, but one of the problems with women is as more and more women are exercising and playing sports, there's a greater chance for knee injuries.  I think it's very important that if you're a woman who likes to exercise and is out there, I [&hellip

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Weightlifting Helps Burn Calories While at Rest

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness

It is well known in the medical community and among personal trainers that people who lift weights to stay in condition actually burn calories when they're just sitting around.  Most people are not aware we burn calories simply by breathing.  For instance, people who lift weights who are in good condition can actually burn more [&hellip

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Reducing Stress During the Financial Crisis

Posted in Anxiety / Depression / Stress, Exercise / Fitness

I can't give you much help on the financial crisis.  We have to leave that to the experts, but I can give you advice on how to weather it from a health standpoint.  This advice is the same whether you're simply fighting day to day battles over rising gas prices and their effect on the [&hellip

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Physical Activity May Help Reduce Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Teens

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Mental Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Teen Health

Think your kids have too much free time?  It might be a good idea to get them into some activities.  According to a new study out of Finland, inactivity is associated with emotional and behavioral problems.  A study looking at 7,000 teens found that those who said they had less than one hour of moderate to [&hellip

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Exercise and Rebuilding Muscles

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, The Body, Women's Health

When muscles are used extensively, like in weight training or in various types of sports which are more or less exertional, you actually can rip up the muscles.  That's not a bad thing.  Muscles tear and then they rebuild.  It is that rebuilding of muscles that makes us stronger, the so-called healing.  What you need [&hellip

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Exercise Can Prepare You for Shopping

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, Women's Health

If you're going to be shopping a lot, you may want to exercise to get used to it.  You're thinking, "What the heck is he talking about?"  I talking about literally training and getting ready for shopping.  If you do that, you'll actually be a little stronger and a little more flexible.  So try to [&hellip

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Overuse Injuries in Weekend Warriors

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Men's Health, The Body, Women's Health

Overuse injuries are certainly part of the frustration for many of us who try to combine being a weekend warrior with the daily work week, or we try to get that big job done in the garage on a winter weekend.  The bottom line is this.  You have to pace yourself.  But many of us, [&hellip

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