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…]