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Staying Festive and Fit this Holiday Season

January 1th, 2016

Judy Mitnick, MS, RD, CSSD, CDE Registered Dietician/Certified Diabetes Educator Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics   It’s getting to be that time again; the time for parties, family and friends. The time for food, food and more food. Often my clients tell me they feel like someone else takes control of their eating during this […]READ MORE

Nine out of 10 Americans Eat Too Much Sodium in Diet

January 1th, 2016

January is a popular for time for Americans to count their steps and how many calories they’re eating in their diet, but a new report suggests they need to track another category: sodium. That’s because nearly all Americans are consuming more sodium than they should in their overall diet, according to researchers from the Centers […]READ MORE

Weight Loss Can Slow Degeneration of Knee Cartilage, Study Shows

December 12nd, 2015

People who are obese can slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage and help protect their knees from osteoarthritis by losing 10 percent of their body weight, a new MRI study finds. The best results were experienced by patients who lost more than 10 percent of their body weight during the study, according to lead author Alexandra […]READ MORE

Develop Strong “Foot Core” to Prevent Overuse Injuries

November 11th, 2015

Before you reach for a cozy pair of slippers to keep your feet warm this fall, you may want to try going barefoot around the house to strengthen what some call the “foot core.” Not only can barefoot activities improve a person’s balance and posture, but they can also help prevent shin splits, plantar fasciitis, […]READ MORE

Flexibility Exercises Improve Sports Performance, Reduce Injury Risk

November 11th, 2015

When it comes to exercise, most people think about burning calories and building muscle. Just as important, however, are flexibility exercises. Not only do flexibility exercises help the body recover from aerobic activity, but they also help lower a person’s risk for injury while improving sports performance. In fact, flexibility exercises, which benefit bones and […]READ MORE

High-Intensity Exercise Helps Manage Type 2 Diabetes, Research Shows

November 11th, 2015

People who have type 2 diabetes and want to improve their blood sugar levels and cholesterol through exercise may want to try short bursts of high-intensity workouts. New research shows that this type of exercise regimen appears to have better results than working out at a lower intensity for a longer period of time. Researchers say […]READ MORE

Does Your Child Eat Whole Fruits? Try Apples

November 11th, 2015

Parents who struggle to get their children to eat more fruit may want to try offering apples. This simple fruit, which comes in a variety of flavors and colors, was by far the most favorite fruit of more than 3,100 children ages 2 to 19 surveyed for a study recently published in the journal Pediatrics. The […]READ MORE

Female Athletes May Face Injury Risk, Low Bone Mineral Density

November 11th, 2015

Bon Secours In Motion, female athlete triad, injury, risk, bone, stress, Female athletes – no matter their age – who have low energy levels and abnormal menstrual cycles may be at risk for bone stress injuries and fractures as well as sports-related injuries, according to a new study. The symptoms – known as “the female […]READ MORE

Exercise More Than 150 Minutes Weekly to Lower Risk for Heart Failure

November 11th, 2015

People who exercise enjoy many health benefits including a lower risk for heart failure. But for those who want to significantly lower that risk, they will need to increase their physical activity beyond regular health guidelines. Currently, federal health guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week. That may change since new […]READ MORE

Physical Therapy and Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

November 11th, 2015

There can be many varied reasons as to why one may have leg pain, particularly when walking. In regards to Peripheral Vascular Disease, one of the most common symptoms is lower leg cramps occurring with activity that stops with rest (intermittent claudication). These symptoms may occur in one or both legs. The symptoms of PVD […]READ MORE