Monthly Archives: September 2015

Are You Strong Enough?

Last month, in the post titled “Going The Extra Mile,” we talked about one of the five components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance. As you will remember, cardiovascular endurance is the best type of exercise to directly benefit your heart. This type of exercise also touts benefits such as reducing blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and…
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Going The Extra Mile

Commonly referred to as the “Five Components of Fitness,” there are five pieces to the fitness puzzle that exercise professionals consider when developing the best exercise program for each individual. The five pieces are: Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility and Body Composition. Each of these pieces is equally important to your overall health.…
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Are You My Doctor?

First of all, let me say that I am so excited to be a part of the first ever class of Emergency Medicine residents at Southeastern Health. Starting three new residency programs (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine) is a huge undertaking, and I have been impressed by how welcoming the hospital staff and…
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The Smoothie Lady

All-too-often we reach for a smoothie thinking we are making a healthy choice. Little do we know that these easy drink options can quickly become a calorie bomb. Do you really know what's in that mixture from Starbucks on your way to work? What about your post-workout shake from your local gym? If smoothies are…
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Bariatric Surgery – Is It a Process or a Journey?

Most individuals have considered or tried fad diets only to regain any lost pounds. When this happens, self-esteem, motivation, and pride in one’s accomplishments disappear. Fad diets and exercise programs simply do not work for some. Bariatric surgery for weight loss is one medical intervention for morbid obesity. What you do in months and years to come will…
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