Need a list of reasons to help keep your “resolution” clients from dropping off the
fitness bandwagon? Here’s a list of medically based reasons to keep an exercise
program in full swing, courtesy of The Methodist Hospital in Houston:
1. Exercise helps keep arteries flexible and malleable for heart disease and heart
2. Weight reduction can reduce blood pressure, glucose, triglycerides and total
cholesterol—all contributors to heart disease.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is trying to rid the country of harmful trans fats, one restaurant at a time. Toward that end, the AMA recently issued a position statement that supports a ban on artificial trans fats in restaurants and bakeries nationwide. The group is in favor of legislation that would ban trans fats so that Americans could lower their risk of developing the nation’s number-one killer, heart disease.
A growing body of research suggests that there is a potent way to fight symptoms of depression that doesn’t involve getting a prescription: Hope. Researchers are finding that hope is consistently associated with fewer symptoms of depression. And the good news is that hope is something that can be taught.
Eating well used to be as easy as counting from 1 to 3:
Until recently, most families followed the traditional pattern of eating three
square meals a day. But now, more and more harried adults and children are
opting for a much more irregular pattern of meal and snack consumption. Some
of that irregularity can certainly be attributed to our hectic lifestyles. ...
Tai chi exercises can improve the control of type 2 diabetes, suggests a small study, published ahead of print in theBritish Journal of Sports Medicine. The research team assessed the impact of a 12-week tai chi program on the T helper cell activity of 30 patients with type 2 diabetes and 30 healthy people of the same age.
members of the medical community acknowledge that the mind-body-spirit
connection plays a role in health care, but they have yet to reach consensus on
how to treat this topic within the context of medical education. More and more
medical schools address spirituality in their course curricula, yet course
content lacks consistency, both abroad and at home.
states now require fitness facilities to have at least one automated external
defibrillator (AED) on-site, along with trained staff. As of press time, there
are 10 of these states—Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana,
Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York (for clubs with more than 500
members) and Rhode Island—plus Washington, ...
Integrative Medicine Center in Durham, North Carolina, provides a unique model
for how medical services can be delivered in a harmonious and integrated
healing environment. Located on the Duke University campus, the center operates
on the principle that mind, body, spirit and community are powerfully
interrelated in both health and disease. The center blends it...