Items Tagged ‘walking’

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

February 1, 2019

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

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


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 - 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


Ask the Doctors - How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

March 6, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I stay steady on my feet as I get older?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m just about to turn 60, which — from what I’ve read — is when balance begins to become an issue. What can I do to stay steady on my feet? Although good balance is important to all of us who face the world on two legs, it’s particularly vital to our well-being […]

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Tags: Balance, cane, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, equilibrium, geriatrics, good balance, head trauma, muscle strength, old age, senior citizen, spatial orientation


Concussion care: Helping your child heal

February 21, 2017

Concussion care: Helping your child heal

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain function – especially for athletes who resume playing before […]

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Tags: athletes, brain injuries, coaches, concentration, concussions, contact sports, Dr.Christopher Giza, memory, mood, parents, pediatric neurologist, physical activities


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