Exercise

Got Cancer? Keep Moving.

Exercise

A cancer diagnosis can be emotionally crippling, and the treatment that follows can be even more crippling both physically and emotionally. Along these lines, cancer patients are often told to hold off on activity during and after treatment so they…
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When Daily Life Is Exercise, Everywhere Is the Gym

Tomato Garden

During the summer, life is always good. With the early rising sun, the warm welcoming weather, and the outdoorsy aspects of Pittsburgh, I am basically pulled out of bed in the morning and out of the house. It takes little…
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Sitting: The Eighth Deadly Sin

Sitting

The explanation of the cardinal or seven deadly sins became popular during the early days of Christianity to help instruct us mortals on how to avoid the deadly trap of sin. Nowadays, most people are familiar with Seven, the psychological…
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Running from Health: The Perils of Jogging

Long-Distance Jogging

In my book, Misguided Medicine, I dedicate an entire chapter to the modern jogging movement. The chapter starts with the storied run of Pheidippides, who ran all the way from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to deliver the message…
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Can Exercise Make You Fat?

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The thought of exercise actually making us fatter is impossible for most people to comprehend. Yet, judging by the continued increase in rates of obesity paralleled with increased rates of gym membership, we are clearly doing something wrong. What if…
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Exercise: When Less is More

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With summer behind us and the days shortening, daily activity and exercise become even more important. No longer does the weather and late sunsets welcome us outside, easily allowing us to engage in sports, activities, and exercise.   Motivation now…
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On-the-Go: Healthy Travel Tips

Pololu Valley, Hawaii

  We have officially reached vacation season. Many vacationers are undergoing crash diets and exercise programs to shape up for the beach or a visit overseas. However, few think about methods to keep the weight off and stay healthy once…
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Sprinting from Lions to Health

Lion

490 BC. The time of year was August. Caveman Doctor was at war with a woolly mammoth, and Greece and Persia were battling each other in Marathon. Greece emerged victorious, and Pheidippides took it upon himself to sprint the nearly 22-mile…
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