Items Tagged ‘fitness’

Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

October 24, 2019

Stronger, Faster, More Coordinated

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I didn’t play a sport before, so I didn’t have really good coordination,” confesses 14-year-old Shania Jemison, a ninth-grader at Culver City High School. Culver City High partnered with UCLA Health for the Sound Body Sound Mind Program. “We didn’t have an area to go to the gym after school, and this program is helping […]

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Tags: featured, fitness, fitness gyms, healthy living, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Sound Body Sound Mind


Ask the Doctors - What's the big deal about 10,000 steps a day?

June 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What’s the big deal about 10,000 steps a day?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My New Year’s resolution is to get more exercise and, I hope, lose a few pounds. Walking is an activity I know I can stick with, but I keep hearing that I should aim for 10,000 steps a day. Where does that number come from, and am I wasting my time if I […]

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Tags: 000 steps a day, 10, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, fitness, pedometer, walking


Ask the Doctors - Is running bad for my knees?

March 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is running bad for my knees?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I recently added running to my weight-loss program. Not only do I feel better, but the pounds are also coming off faster. However, I keep reading that running is bad for my knees, so it makes me wonder — am I making a mistake? We’re happy to reassure you that running, when done […]

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Tags: Advanced age, body mass index, Distance runner, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, family history, fitness, heart attack, Joint Health, Joint Injury, Lower BMI


Ask the Doctors - Which is better for running/walking: Treadmill or sidewalk?

March 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Which is better for running/walking: Treadmill or sidewalk?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Is walking or running on a treadmill as good as walking or running on concrete streets or sidewalks? Dear Reader: This is an interesting question, because the definition of “as good as” is quite ambiguous. Good can be defined as having cardiovascular, or other, health benefits, but it can also be defined as […]

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Tags: calisthnics, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, exercise, fitness, gym, outdoor exercise, outdoor running, run, running, treadmill, treadmill running


Local schools get gym make-overs to inspire health and fitness

May 23, 2017

Local schools get gym make-overs to inspire health and fitness

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Getting fit just got easier at a dozen Los Angeles-area middle and high schools. The UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program selected the schools as part of its ongoing effort to bring commercial-grade fitness equipment to underserved schools and, in doing so, help students improve their fitness test scores and establish lifelong healthy habits. […]

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Tags: childhood obesity, community engagement, exercise, fitness, health, physical education, Sound Body Sound Mind, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, wellness


7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

September 13, 2016

7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

By uclahealth uclahealth

After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the fall season right: Hit pause. It’s […]

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Tags: fitness, meditation, mindful mediation, mindfulness, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, school, school-year, seasons, stress, summer, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Why athletes need to know how much they sweat

August 24, 2016

Why athletes need to know how much they sweat

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

We all know it’s important to stay hydrated when exercising, but just how much should we be drinking? It depends. Sweating is the primary way we lose fluid, but each of us loses it at a different rate – which means each of us has a different amount to drink. Instead of winging it, says […]

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Tags: athletes, dehydration, Dr Daniel Vigil, exercise, fitness, sports, sweat, sweat rate, sweating


Tips to get your move on during the workday

August 12, 2016

Tips to get your move on during the workday

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Attention commuters and desk sitters: We’ve all heard the news that sitting is not good for our health. Experts tell us that humans are not meant to be sedentary and inactivity can lead to serious health problems. The good news is that you can lower your health risks by simply moving 30 minutes a day. […]

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Tags: fitness, healthy, heart, movement, sedentary, sitting, stairs, walking, wellness


Tips to get kids moving

July 29, 2016

Tips to get kids moving

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Pokémon Go is getting many kids off the couch this summer, but the online game is far from the only option for physical activity. Here are some ideas from P.E. teachers affiliated with the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and helping students develop healthy fitness habits […]

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Tags: childhood obesity, circuit program, exercise, exercise tips, fitness, overwieight, physical education, physical fitness, summer vacation, wellness


DO sweat it! Exercise for seniors improves health

July 22, 2016

DO sweat it! Exercise for seniors improves health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Many seniors avoid exercise because they are afraid they may fall and hurt themselves. But exercising can actually reduce the risk of falls, a leading cause of emergency room visits for older adults. Sweat-inducing exercise — defined as 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, five days a week — improves your balance and your […]

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Tags: 50 plus, 50 plus program, 50+, active living, cardio excercising, Dr. Daina Danovitch, fitness, healthy aging, senior activities, seniors, seniors excercising, UCLA Health