How to Beat Fatigue in Your Breast Cancer Fight

Contributor: Diane Galvin, PT

“I know I’m supposed to exercise, but I’m just too tired.” This is the comment I hear from so many of my breast cancer patients.

I am a physical therapist who sees women after they have had a mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation — or any combination of those treatments. What …

Treadmill or Elliptical? How to Decide What’s Your Best Workout

Contributor: Katie Lawton, MEd

While treadmills and ellipticals offer many of the same exercise benefits, your goals and physical condition should guide you. Here are several considerations that will help you decide which machine is best for you.

The benefits

Both devices help you improve cardiovascular health, build endurance and lose weight. They …

Living With a Chronic Disease? 4 Best Tips for Exercising

Regular physical activity is the most important thing you can do for your health. The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests getting at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.

But what if you have a chronic condition such as heart diseaseasthma or back pain, and you’re limited in what you can do?…

4 Big Fat Food Lies: Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

Most of the health and weight loss advice out there is misguided, outdated and scientifically inaccurate. Don’t let these myths, debated endlessly in the media, create road blocks for your weight loss and overall health.

Myth 1: All calories are created equal

A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, right? Wrong. This myth just …

10 Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol

We all want to be heart-healthy, and ensuring healthy levels of cholesterol — a fat, or lipid, carried through the bloodstream — is the first step.

Low-density lipoprotein or LDL (bad) cholesterol contributes to plaque buildup along with triglycerides, another lipid. High-density lipoprotein or HDL (good) cholesterol discourages plaque buildup. Plaque can threaten the blood …

Do You Worry About Falling? Try Exercises for Better Balance

Do you feel more unsteady on your feet as you get older? It’s not something you need to simply accept. There are some easy exercises that you can do that take only a few minutes each day — and they can help you move with confidence and better balance.

Why is balance an issue as

6 Smart Tips: How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

As a doctor, a big part of what I do is help people lose weight. If you are overweight and need some practical advice, here are some recommendations:

1. Restrict calories in a tailored program

Not all calories, or bodies, are the same. The right diet for weight loss can be different combinations of carbohydrates, …

How to Stay Fit and Maintain a Trim Weight After Age 40

You have exercised all your life, and this is how you have always stayed trim. But now that you’re past age 40, you find the weight doesn’t stay off as easily as it used to — even though you’re still exercising as much as ever.

Most of us have heard that our metabolism slows down …

Weekend Warriors, Rejoice: Why You Can Still Benefit From Exercise

Busy work schedules, school schedules or raising a family can make it a challenge to fit in the recommended 30 minutes of exercise five days each week. But a new study shows that cramming in all of your weekly exercise on the weekends may still be doing your body some good.

The study, by researchers …

5 Tips to Kick-Start and Maintain Your Workouts

The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but sometimes it’s hard to know how to take the first steps.

Once you join a gym, how do you keep the flame alive with regular workouts? Getting into a routine, finding the fun and also partnering up with others really amps up your success …