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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 [...]
By Amy Albin • February 1, 2019
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 5, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 8, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 6, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • February 21, 2017
Attention commuters and desk sitters: We’ve all heard the news that sitting is not [...]
By Amy Albin • August 12, 2016