Zumba Your Way to Better Fitness

Zumba is a great way to stay fit at any age.

Making time for exercise doesn’t come naturally to everyone, not only because of busy life schedules juggling work and home commitments, but also because for some people, exercise is seen as a chore to be avoided at all costs. When exercise is seen as a chore, we spend a lot of energy doing everything we can to avoid it. Live It is about turning many of your daily activities, such as driving, waiting in line, sitting at your desk or your lunch hour at work, into opportunities to work in fitness bursts that add up over time, and then also finding a physical activity you enjoy and want to stick with. [Read more…]

Muscle Confusion and Mixing it Up in Your Exercise Routine

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Do you feel like you’ve been committed to your exercise program and seen results, but that lately, the progression of your results has plateaued? It may be time to incorporate muscle confusion into your routine. [Read more…]

The Cancer Diet and Exercise Program

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As The Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Chair of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center, I am confronted with cancer every working day of my life. While everyone handles a cancer diagnosis differently and every course of treatment is tailored for a patient’s needs, there are some things to keep in mind regarding your diet and exercise program while undergoing cancer treatment. Because ultimately, how well you take care of your body with diet and exercise while undergoing treatment can speed your recovery and limit or lessen side effects. Understanding your malignancy and taking action to address it nutritionally, physically and mentally goes a long way toward fighting it. [Read more…]

4 Ways to Get in the Exercise Habit

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Developing a good habit of exercising regularly is far more challenging than getting rid of the bad habit of remaining stationary that you so easily acquired without even trying. Many of my patients ask me how to go about getting in the routine of incorporating exercise into their daily lives. [Read more…]

Boost Your Body & Brain Performance at the Office

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Exercise used to be a way of life, not a choice. If we wanted to eat and to live, we had to go out and hunt and gather food for our families. With the development of machines and technology advances, we spend less time crouching down and twisting our spines through their full range of motion to pull crops in a field, or pursue game for consumption, and so on and so forth. And when it comes to working in an office, we spend much of our lives exercising only our fingers and sitting passively at a desk.  [Read more…]