Category Archives: Exercise

Exercise and blood sugar

There is no doubt that exercise yields benefits across a spectrum of health: reduced blood pressure,  reduced inflammation, reduced blood coagulation, better weight control, stronger bones, less depression, reduced risk for heart attack. Exercise also influences blood sugar. Diabetics understand this … Continue reading

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Exercise and blood pressure

The media has gotten a hold of a case report from the University of Maryland describing a 51-year old physician who, despite being a long distance runner, had a high heart scan score. An example of the report can be … Continue reading

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Take a walking vacation

If you’re planning a vacation, why not consider a walking vacation? The concept is really taking off. All you need is a pair of comfortable shoes and an interesting locale. More and more services are popping up to help you … Continue reading

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Burn off the fat

If you’ve ever wondered just how many calories you’re burning with various activities like yard work, driving, climbing stairs, etc. go to this great website that will calculate it for you: http://www.caloriecontrol.org/exercalc.html. Here are some examples: Dancing for 30 minutes(fast, … Continue reading

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$4 per gallon gas is good for your health!

Gasoline is now approaching $4 per gallon in some parts of the U.S. But there’s a silver lining in this dark cloud. In fact, I see this as a positive for your health. How can higher gas prices possbily be … Continue reading

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