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Working out and gaining weight? HELP!

I get this cry every week…someone starts working out three days a week for about 30 minutes, starts eating larger portions than before, and is then frustrated with me for gaining weight. Hold the phone here…let’s go back. If you intended to eat – say 1,500 calories – and you ate 2,000 before you started […]

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Bust that plateau

Have you been trying to lose weight but seem stuck on a plateau?  This happens to everyone who tries to lose weight at some point.  You feel stuck, and despite doing everything right or just as you have been, the weight isn’t coming off – this can last for days or even weeks. What causes […]

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Why Core Training?

If you have read anything over the past few years about fitness training or athletic performance, then you have heard the term “core training”.  However, you probably have heard it with little or no data to back up why you should add it to your training routine.  Well, a recent French study demonstrated that a […]

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Targeting high blood pressure with exercise

Exercise is a drug free approach to lowering blood pressure.  Regular aerobic or dynamic (moving) exercise depend mainly on the energy derived from consuming oxygen or your increased oxygen consumption helps your heart/cardiovascular system become stronger and more efficient at pumping blood, thus lower/control blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure (the top number) will rise with […]

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The best drug you can take

Written by: Joel Mason, PT with Agnesian HealthCare Bone & Joint Health If you were told that your pharmacy was selling a drug that would forestall aging and treat just about every chronic disease that exists today, would you be interested? What if you were also told that tests on athletes in their 70s were found […]

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Should I, or someone I care for, be using a cane or a walker?

Both canes and walkers are called mobility aids, which can help a person from falling and decrease their risk of losing their balance. A mobility aid can make a person feel more comfortable with walking and standing, which can help people” stay young” as they get older. One of the best things you can do […]

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Exercise-Associated Heat Cramps

Tis the season for all sorts of athletes to get cramps when exercising. Whether you play football, tennis, run or bike, exercise-associated heat cramps (EAHC) can be quite painful and debilitating. As an athletic trainer, I am often called out on the field during a football game to stretch out a calf. Athletes are usually […]

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Changing your attitude to loose that spare tire

Are you carrying around a few extra pounds and not sure how to get rid of it? Have you tried every fad diet, bizarre food combination or late night TV gadget that promises weight loss? Well, you must face this fact – no matter what late night TV fitness guru preaches – gimmicks do not […]

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How to recover after a tough workout

What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout? Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! What you should be doing to recover from a hard workout or training session is called regeneration. Regeneration allows you to “recharge” your batteries. The stress from exercise is good, but not allowing your […]

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Testosterone therapy…is it right for you?

Written by: Robert Santa-Cruz, MD with Agnesian HealthCare Urology Services The possibilities of testosterone therapy are enticing – increase your muscle mass, sharpen your memory and concentration, boost your libido and improve your energy level. As you get older, testosterone therapy may sound like the ultimate anti-aging formula. Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in […]

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