In a Pickle and Looking for a New Summer Activity?

Try Pickleball, the Country’s Fastest-Growing Sport Tired of the same ‘ole routine every summer but find yourself in a pickle and looking for a new summer activity? Well, according to American Council on Exercise (ACE), you might want to consider pickleball. As everyone from your next-door neighbor to ACE will attest, pickleball is extraordinarily popular. Its rapid rise to ubiquity …

Exercise Is Good Medicine

Get Up and Join the Movement As we emerge from the doldrums of winter hibernation and COVID-19-related inertia, it’s important to remember that exercise is good medicine and there’s no better time than now, to get moving again. “There isn’t a chronic condition that can’t be better managed with an appropriate dose of exercise,” asserts Dr. Cedric Bryant*, President and …

What Does BMI Really Tell Us?

Definitive Diagnostic Tool or Part of a Greater Health Matrix? It’s an easily understood calculation: Body Mass Index, popularly known as BMI, computes an individual’s measure of body fat as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Levels are defined as Underweight if less than 18.5, Normal weight if between 18.5 and 24.9, Overweight if between 25.0 and …

A Novel Approach to Behavior Change

How to Replace Bad Habits with Healthy, Sustainable Behaviors For entrepreneur physician Kyra Bobinet, MD, the typical reasons behind a failed diet served as the impetus for developing a novel approach to behavior change. “I was doing so well. I knew what to eat, when to eat, how to eat, and then I just stopped doing it…and I don’t know …

Start 2021 off Right by Sticking to your Winter Exercise Plan

A Winter Workout Routine Will Prepare You For Life After COVID  Exercise will reduce pain, improve function and mobility, lower blood pressure and blood sugar,  decrease risk of chronic illness and death from heart disease and many forms of cancer,  enhance mood and focus, and may even help reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. Despite…

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Brain Training and Your Cognitive Abilities

Does Brain Training Increase Your Cognitive Abilities? BY KEVIN GRAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/does-brain-training-increase-your-cognitive-abilities There are lots of ways to work out. You’ve got resistance training, endurance training and high-intensity interval training, among others. Of course, we can’t forget brain training. Which begs the question: What the heck is brain training? Also called cognitive training, brain training involves performing a series of …

Exercise & Quick Weight Loss

Exercise &weight loss: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

8 Ways to Eat and Exercise For Quick Weight Loss There are times in our life when we need to lose weight quickly, either for weddings, reunions, special events, or to boost motivation. Ramping up your workouts is a great way to boost performance and achieve body goals; however, it’s common to increase your fitness routine only to gain weight. …

5 Weight-Loss Numbers You Should Know

5 Weight-Loss Numbers You Should Know: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Weight Loss Goals Daily or weekly weigh-ins can be beneficial and it’s important to keep in mind that sustainable weight loss involves focusing on other numbers too. Scale numbers can be misleading and they don’t always reflect weight-loss progress. Below are five things to keep in mind while working towards your weight loss goals. 60 | Recommended Duration of Daily …

Pro Tips on Running According to Your Body Type

pro tips on running: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

What is Somatotype? A person’s body type — somatotype — used to be defined in simple terms: ectomorphs are thin, mesomorphs are muscular and endomorphs tend to hold onto extra weight easily. But it turns out it’s much more complicated than that. The three somatotypes also provide insight on how your hormones and nervous system react to stressors like food, …

Essential Guide to Avoiding Running and Walking Injuries

Essential Guide to Avoiding Running and Walking Injuries: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

The Research Walking and running injuries are very common but can be avoidable by understanding the signs and symptoms. According to research, anywhere from 20–80% of runners end up injured each year. This number is lower for walkers as a result of the reduced impact forces. However, pavement pounders of every ilk deal with a host of nagging pains — …