Monday, February 27, 2017

Do Bouts of Significant Calorie Restriction Improve Health?

Researchers have suggested that moderate to significant calorie restriction may improve health and longevity. There is some reasonable research to support the concept. Read details of the findings HERE

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Want a Hint to Help Minimize Anxiety and Depression?

Chronic complaining seems to rewire brains and increase the chance for anxiety and depression. Read details HERE

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

Frequently, running gets a bad reputation for damaging joints. I have always told patients it is somewhat controversial, but that running on a normal non-arthritic joint is probably safe. If you have developed arthritis then I believe you should at a minimum cross train with less impact cardio activities such as elliptical, walking, stairmaster, cycling or swimming. If you continue to run on a damaged joint I believe it may accelerate the wear and tear and subsequent arthritis.  A recently published study seems to support the fact that running may not be harmful and actually may be helpful for normal joints. read the details HERE

Friday, February 17, 2017

How Do You Leave Stress at the Office and Not Take It Home?

The weekend is coming. You need to leave your work stress at the office and not take it home with you. Easier said than done. Studies have shown exercise especially longer periods of walking, swimming etc. may help lessen the grouchiness at home. Read details HERE

Thursday, February 16, 2017

How Does Exercise Help the Brain: It May be Genetic

We know that regular exercise is beneficial for many brain functions, but how does it actually work. Read about an interesting study that suggests genetic implications HERE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Exercise Routine Losing Its Effectiveness?

Exercising hard, but not seeing results. maybe your routine needs to change. Not everyone responds to exercise the same way. Read details HERE

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sleep Needs

It's controversial, but some researchers feel you can train yourself to live on less sleep. Others believe it is less programmable. Read details HERE

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

A Neuromuscular Warm Up Program May Help Prevent ACL Injuries

An old study, but still true. A neuromuscular based warm up program may help prevent ACL injuries. Read details HERE . Unfortunately, we don't know the exact dose, frequency etc. It is apparent that almost any program helps. Now we have to determine the easiest applied correct program. The Young Athlete's Center will be trialing programs locally with soccer teams. Stay tuned for results and recommendations

Friday, February 3, 2017

Cheese - Maybe More Nutritious Than You Thought

Cheese sometimes has gotten a bad reputation as an unhealthy food. In reality it has many beneficial aspects. Read details HERE

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Protein Changes for Breakfast May Keep You Full Longer

Some plant based proteins eaten for breakfast will give you a full feeling longer in the day. Read details HERE