By: Tanvi Maharaja Women stand at a strategic, even precarious, point in their lives as they enter the phase of menopause. Beyond the annoying symptoms of hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood swings, there is one aspect of health that menopause touches upon that can greatly impact the quality of life: bone health. Sedentary menopausal … More Exercising in Post-Menopausal Women
By: Tanvi Maharaja It’s that time of the year! When the days are short, festivities and rich food abound, it’s freezing outside, and kids are home for the Christmas holiday! All of that yummy food and lack of stimulating physical exercise can be hard on kids – not just physically (which is an urgent wake-up … More Move It! Move It!
By: Martianne Stanger One of my children has the “gift of ADHD”, and, let me tell you: it does not always seem like a gift. Some days, ADHD wreaks havoc in our home. In fact, last month, we had a string of such days, which resulted in me considering medication. My husband was surprised, and, … More Our Current (Not-So-Conventional) Solution to ADHD
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Regular exercise is important for overall health and wellbeing. It also helps keep your weight down and lowers risks for high blood pressure and diabetes. I encourage all women to engage in regular exercise for at least thirty minutes, three to four times weekly. There are certain modifications … More Exercising During Pregnancy
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer Boy, do I wish spring would hurry up and get here! I miss the opportunity to lace up my sneakers, tune up my iPod, and run like Forrest Gump! You may say, “I wish I could run even to my front door,” or “I wish I had the energy or the confidence … More Preparing For A 5K
By: Martianne Stanger Snow. Glorious snow. My oldest has declared that he wants to see 20 more feet of the white stuff fall this year. Me? I’ll take about 10% of that quite happily, but not all at once. For as I cleared inches upon inches of snow from our walk and driveway during the … More The Snow Speaks: Activity Does Not Equal Exercise
By: Jessica DiRamio Go ahead, judge away. I put up a trampoline in my backyard this week and it has been the best decision I ever made! From the minute the trampoline was ready, my kids have jumped no less than 3 hours each day. Can you say exercise? I even joked on Facebook about … More Bounce, Bounce, Bounce!