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Get Fit, Live Longer
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Monday, 26th December, 2016

There is much discussion in the medical literature about which is more important for a long healthy life, being fit or having a healthy weight. There isn’t a simple answer, so I’d like to thank my colleagues for debating these points with me over the past few days. For sure, FITNESS is VERY important. From a medical standpoint, fitness means being able to perform well ...

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Confusing Information About Marijuana
written by Marsha Seidelman, M.D.
on Friday, 19th August, 2016

Since marijuana has been legalized in some states for recreational and/or medicinal use, it may be regarded as a safe substance that has been proven to have therapeutic benefits. After very high rates of usage in the ‘70s, rates had declined. Over the past 10 years, however, rates have increased again. This is concerning because regarding recreational use, the content of ...

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Join the Action on Super Bowl Sunday
written by Danielle Scheinman, MPH, CHES
on Thursday, 30th January, 2014

In this article we have provided some examples of exercises to perform at home and require no equipment.  This weekend in particular would be a great time to implement these movements because you will have a lot of down time during the Super Bowl commercials! Needless to say, any time you are watching TV throughout the year and a commercial comes on try to stick to this routine, ...

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To Tri or Not to Tri
written by Danielle Scheinman, MPH, CHES
on Wednesday, 25th December, 2013

What’s been my greatest accomplishment recently? As some of you may have already heard, I completed my first sprint triathlon this past week. Given the difficulties I have had with my legs over the past several years, this event proved more than just a mental or physical challenge – the race was a test of how my body has recovered and was able to persist through training. ...

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The Low Down on Cool Down
written by Danielle Scheinman, MPH, CHES
on Monday, 22nd July, 2013

As part of the warm up period, it's a good idea to stretch.  Generally, before exercise, "dynamic" stretching is better and afterwards, "static" stretching is preferred.  Dynamic stretching involves warming up the muscles with gentle, gradual moves, without a prolonged hold.  If you try to maximally stretch a 'cold' muscle, you're more likely to induce a tear.  Just as ...

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In the Long Run, Shorter is Better
written by Danielle Scheinman, MPH, CHES
on Sunday, 7th July, 2013

One of today’s biggest exercise trends? Interval training.  But what is the big hype about it? There are many adaptations that the body makes when put under the stresses of intense exercise followed by lighter exercise repeatedly.  The biggest change that occurs in the body is the improvement of one’s VO2 max – the largest amount of oxygen the muscles can utilize ...

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Sugar Can Be Your Friend
written by Danielle Scheinman, MPH, CHES
on Friday, 21st June, 2013

It seems we're always being told not to eat sugar, but actually, sugar is essential for us -- it is the primary fuel source for our cells.  However, there is certainly a point when too much sugar can overwhelm the body.  What if we could determine the perfect amount we need to help us perform optimally? Science is honing in on what an ideal intake of sugar might be and how ...

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