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Dr. Phil Shares: 6 Must-Dos After Every Walking Workout

While walking is an excellent low to moderately intense workout that’s easy on the joints, you’ll still need to recover properly to improve fitness and avoid injuries. Here, seven steps to include in your post-walk recovery routine: 1 COOL DOWN Whether you’ve gone for a long endurance walk or thrown in some intervals, it’s important to take time to let your body cool down before […]

| July 19th 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: Does Your Water Need A Boost?

Since the body is 60% water, drinking H20 is “crucial for so many of the most basic biologic functions. Cells need to be hydrated with water or they literally shrivel up and can’t do their job as efficiently,” says Robin Foroutan, MS, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. That includes an impaired ability to […]

| June 26th 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: The Surprising Connection Between Obesity and Artificial Light

Before you crawl into bed tonight, turn out the lights and power down your devices. Exposure to artificial light — from sources such as overhead lights, smartphones and televisions — was associated with higher rates of obesity, according to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study included almost 44,000 women between the ages of 35–74 […]

| August 14th 2019

Dr. Laura: Sugar Ages the Brain

Vulnerable populations with long term unmanaged blood sugar levels are subject to brain atrophy (shrinkage) and accelerated brain changes including memory loss and cognitive decline. Those with Diabetes type I and II monitor sugar regularly and those with metabolic syndrome or cardiovascular disease plus those at risk over 40 and after age 50 are regularly […]

| August 13th 2019

Dr. Kaitlyn: How to increase lean muscle mass

There are several health benefits associated with increasing lean mass: Greater basal metabolic rate (amount of energy you use at rest): This means that you use more calories each day which will likely result in decreased fat mass. Protein reservoir for your immune system: When you get sick your immune system needs significant amounts of […]

| August 9th 2019

Dr. Kyle: What You Need to Know About Stretching

When recommending a stretching routine for a patient you must first consider their lifestyle and fitness/performance goals. If someone is a dancer or gymnast, they will require more flexibility and therefore need a more intensive stretching routine. If someone is a powerlifter or explosive athlete, they might require more stiffness and elastic recoil in their […]

| August 9th 2019

Dr. Laura: Strengthen Super Powers of the Immune

What you’ll learn Build your immune super powers to stay strong and healthy. Once you get a cold or flu virus, most remedies only lessen the severity of symptoms. The real trick is to build an army of defense and prevent the invading virus or bacteria from taking hold. This is important year-round, but especially […]

| August 7th 2019

Rick Shares: The Importance of Hydrating Before and After a Massage

If you’ve ever gotten a massage, chances are that your massage therapist recommended drinking plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. But have you ever wondered how massage and hydration are connected and how much water you should drink before and after your treatment? The Science Behind Hydration When your muscle tissues are healthy, […]

| July 28th 2019

Dr. Laura: New tests in mental health

Are imbalances in your brain chemicals and hormones affecting your sleep, work and pleasure in life? Check each of the following that apply to you: I wake feeling unrested Sleep is difficult for me I am always tired, fatigued or lack lustre for life Concentration and focus are a challenge My motivation is low I […]

| July 22nd 2019

Dr. Phil Shares: How Long Should Workouts Last?

How long should a workout last? It seems like a question that should have a straightforward answer, but the truth is, there isn’t one. You could spend as little as four minutes on a workout: “There is no minimum,” says Marie Urban, regional group training coordinator for Life Time. “You can get a great workout […]

| July 3rd 2019

Dr. Kyle: High Intensity Interval Training!

I’m sure you’ve heard the hype about high intensity interval training (HIIT) – bursts of exertion separated by short periods of recovery – sound tough, right? That’s because it is. The attention around HIIT has provoked researchers to further investigate it’s physiological benefits, which have been promising. The problem with most workout programs is lack […]

| July 3rd 2019