In this article we have provided some examples of exercises to perform at home and require no equipment. This weekend in particular would be a great time to implement these movements because you will have a lot of down time during the Super Bowl commercials! Needless to say, any time you are watching TV throughout the…

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1.  Many of us often wonder: Is it too late to start exercising as we reach middle age?  We look at women like Jane Fonda or Diane Nyad and wish we were active like them in our younger days.  Could we have had toned arms like Fonda, or swam a hundred miles like Nyad, if…

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What better time to talk about frostbite prevention than during a week of record low temperatures across the country? Frostbite is the formation of tiny crystals inside the body which damage the cells and the blood vessels. Tiny blood clots form, so when the tissue is thawed, there is not enough blood flow, resulting in…

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Recent news in the prevention of diabetes is that weight training and yoga help decrease the risk of diabetes in women who have already been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Although it does not appear to be as effective as cardio exercise, such as biking, jogging or swimming in that regard,it’s good to know it provides additional benefit. This…

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I heard a piece of news on WTOP yesterday that was very disturbing… By this third week of January more than 90% of all New Years Resolutions have been broken. That is astonishing. I’ve been thinking about it ever since and can’t help but to ask “WHY?” According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, weight…

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Many of our common illnesses are viral. What’s the difference between the common cold and “the flu”? First, “the flu” is not one disease. You can get “flu-like” illnesses anytime, but the REAL flu is influenza virus, the very same one you get a “flu shot” for every fall. The influenza vaccine components are determined…

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Over the years, my patients have gotten older and almost half of my practice now is comprised of women over forty which explains why I often fall behind my schedule by the middle of the morning or afternoon.   Being 40-50 is a fairly tough decade of life, when the “women’s hormones” start changing.  An…

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A Mediterranean diet is a diet front-loaded with vegetables, fruits, legumes, healthy grains, fish, olive oil, and includes lean meats, dairy and alcohol in moderation.  As a Greek-American physician raised with a Mediterranean based lifestyle and routine, I have seen firsthand the positive effects of such a  diet on my own family members and in…

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