Want More from your Exercise Program? Add Balance Training. Part 2

2011-10-26 / Fitness / Comments Off on Want More from your Exercise Program? Add Balance Training. Part 2Comments

Balance is also crucial in sports like snowboarding, downhill skiing, surfing, tennis, basketball and baseball

Balance is also crucial in sports like snowboarding, downhill skiing, surfing, tennis, basketball and baseball where maintaining a center of gravity determines how well you can move. “Balance means being able to stop on a dime to hit a shot on the tennis court,” Ellison says. Read the rest of this entry »

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ACL Diary. Part 2

2011-09-09 / Sports Injury / Comments Off on ACL Diary. Part 2Comments

I first felt it in my toes, ever so faintly and ever so shortly before the rest of my extremities joined in. I did not just fall asleep per se but blurred out. I imagined the outer boundaries of myself disappearing. There was a soundless hum as my atoms dissipated out into the room. Then my torso melted, and finally, slowly from the outer edges in, my eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Exercise and Diabetes Post 1

2011-08-12 / Diabetes / Comments Off on Exercise and Diabetes Post 1Comments

“Diabetes is essentially a self-management disease in which patients must learn to integrate blood glucose monitoring with nutrition management and physical activity and, if needed, oral agents or insulin. This almost always requires behavior change. The American Diabetes Association diet is no longer a meaningful prescription, because recommendations are now based on individualized nutrition assessment and treatment goals. Physical activity recommendations, as an adjunct to nutrition management, should also be individualized.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Juice for Osteoporosis

2011-07-07 / Health / Comments Off on Juice for OsteoporosisComments

Q.I am a 58-year-old woman and have recently been diagnosed with severe osteoporosis in my left hip, although I do not have any pain. Yes, I am a smoker. I hate milk, and I have very bad dietary habits. I love chocolate, and I would die for my sweets. So to compensate, I recently purchased a juicer and have been forcing myself to drink carrot and apple juice. Is this really beneficial, or is it a complete waste of time? I get confused from all the hype out there. Read the rest of this entry »

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