Items Tagged ‘exercise’

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

February 1, 2019

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

By Amy Albin amyalbin

If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other steps are important for achieving a heart healthy lifestyle. “Diet, […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, calories, diabetes, diet, Dr. Gaurav Banka, Dr. Sheila Sahni, exercise, family history, healthy lifestyle, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, heart healthy


How lifestyle changes can improve your health

January 14, 2019

How lifestyle changes can improve your health

By uclahealth uclahealth

We are all at risk for developing health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer in our lifetimes. In many cases, that risk increases with age alone. But other factors are also at play. Non-modifiable risk factors are things that you cannot change, such as family history, genetic profile, ethnicity and gender. Modifiable risk […]

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Tags: annual physical, exercise, Family Medicine, healthy living, internal medicine, lifestyle changes, pcp, plant-based diet, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician


Helping Patients Feel Good

December 12, 2018

Helping Patients Feel Good

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I got into the exercise world because I wanted to make people better,” says Ernest Sacco, manager of cardiac and pulmonary rehab at UCLA Health. “We have three different types of programs: we have traditional cardiac rehab, we have pulmonary rehab and we have the UCLA Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program. I think this is a […]

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Tags: cardiac and pulmonary rehab, cardiac rehab, exercise, heart disease, pulmonary rehab, UCLA Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program


Health Tips for Office Workers

November 29, 2018

Health Tips for Office Workers

By uclahealth uclahealth

No matter how robust your office’s wellness program is, it still takes personal dedication to maintain a healthy lifestyle at work. These health tips can help you beat fatigue, eat better and move more during your workday. Pack a healthy lunch to fight off work fatigue When you consume healthy foods, you offer your body […]

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Tags: ergonomics, exercise, healthy lifestyle, healthy lunch, work fatigue, workplace health, Workplace wellness


October 17, 2018

Former Bruin football player tackles life following heart transplant

By Amy Albin amyalbin

A lifelong athlete, Michael Coulter shares advice on getting through a major health hurdle As a defensive back on UCLA’s 1976 Rose Bowl championship football team, Michael Coulter went on to play professionally with the Oakland Raiders. Later, after leaving football, he would rejoin his alma mater and begin a 20-year career with the UCLA […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, Bruin football, congestive heart failure, Dr. Eugene DePasquale, Dr. Mario Deng, exercise, heart transplant, hospitalization, surgery, UCLA Bruins


The Link Between Exercise and Mental Health

October 17, 2018

The Link Between Exercise and Mental Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

A new study suggests moderate exercise is not just good for your body but improves mental health as well. Researchers concluded this after analyzing the responses of 1.2 million adults who participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey. Physical activity improves mental health The study, which appeared in the peer-reviewed medical […]

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Tags: exercise, mental health, mental health benefits, mindfulness, mood, physical activity


Ask the Doctors - How can I lose weight while using a wheelchair?

August 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I lose weight while using a wheelchair?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: Can you give me some ideas on how to lose weight while using a wheelchair? I’m 66 and need a wheelchair to get around or, when the distance is short enough, crutches. I’m on a tight budget but try to work out as much as I can, with very little results. I’m getting […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, weight loss, wheelchair


August 1, 2018

7 tips to get into an exercise groove after having a baby

By uclahealth uclahealth

Before you start training for that next half marathon or dedicate yourself to a new kettlebell routine, there’s one thing you should do first, says Philip H. Cohen, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician, and that’s to clearly define some health and fitness goals. Women who have recently given birth, are pregnant, or are […]

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Tags: Dr. Philip Cohen, Encino, exercise, healthy lifestyle, postpartum, pregnancy, primary care, sports medicine, UCLA Health Encino, working out


Ask the Doctors - Can working out too much affect your libido?

July 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can working out too much affect your libido?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: A new study said that working out too much could ruin your sex life. I like to be in shape – but not at that high a price. What’s the deal? Exercise is unequivocally good for men’s libido.  Compared with sedentary individuals, men who exercise regularly have higher testosterone levels, greater libido and […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, exercise, libido, sex drive, testosterone, working out


Ask the Doctors - How can I ease bursitis pain?

July 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I ease bursitis pain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I played a pretty rough game of tennis a few weeks ago and developed an ache in my right elbow that turns out to be bursitis. What can I do to ease the pain? Our skeletons are marvels of mechanical engineering. They create a scaffold for our muscles, skin and circulatory system, shelter […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bursitis, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, joint pain, yoga