Exercise

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For some of us, the 'endorphin high' we get

from exercising is all we need to keep us coming back day after day. For others who need some convincing that the time they spend moving is worth the trouble, there's lots of data to support it. Particularly, over the past decade, there have been many studies showing the health benefits of exercise. It is easy to observe the outward effect of exercise on muscle tone and weight, but it's not as easy to see the impact on the inside of your body.

In the Time of Coronavirus: Social Distancing and Exercising

While being forced to stay home can lead to boredom and lethargy, it does not need to be the case. As a society we spend a lot of money on health clubs, gym memberships, fitness centers, etc.  I do the same, mostly because I find I push myself harder when in a class with an…
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Exercise is the Key to Healthy Aging

As defined in our mission statement, LadyDocs is committed to sharing information to help ourselves and others live healthier lives. To that end, we are planning programs for groups, to present in person a complement of exercises that cover four major goals of fitness. Today, Jody Miller (exercise physiologist), Aruna Nathan (lifestyle medicine and internist) and Marsha…
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Exercises for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Prevention – part 3

Building (excuse the osteoporosis pun!) on the two previous articles, this next series of four exercises focuses on strengthening your legs and hips by using your own body weight. Photos of the exercises are below and a link to the video demonstration is above this article. Other lifestyle adaptations that can help prevent osteoporosis were…
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Exercises for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis prevention – part 2

In addtion to building bone, these routines can help improve endurance, strength, posture and balance to help with decreasing the risk of falls and fractures. The previous article and video demonstrated a series of body weight bearing exercises including push ups and planks. These exercises require no equipment, just some floor space and can be done anytime anywhere.…
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Exercises for better bones and healthier bodies

Today we’ll be talking about exercises that focus on prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Aside from being beneficial for bones, these routines can help improve endurance, strength, posture and balance and in so doing, decrease the risk of falls and fractures.  Dr. Aruna Nathan’s recent article described lifestyle measures to maintain healthy bones, such as…
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A Few Fitness Faves for 2019

Fitness should be fun! The more we enjoy the activity the more likely we are to be consistent and stay with it for the long term. It’s also really important to diversify our fitness to work the whole body in a variety of ways. Whether you are just getting started as a new exerciser, or…
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The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise

most days of the week. Of course, as every good TV commercial will tell you, if you have a history of heart disease, smoking, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or have not been exercising, check with your doctor before pursuing a new exercise regimen.

The women in our Lady Docs group

feel so fortunate that we have been able to combine community, exercise, and fun. We would like to include you in our quest for overall good health. Over time, in this exercise section, we plan to cover everything from balance and flexibility to high-intensity interval training. If you're not enjoying exercise, then we hope this section will help spark your interest in a different activity or a different place to walk to, or inspire you to ask a friend or two to join you try something new. That's what Thu did for us years ago - and looks what's happened since!

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