Tag: exercise & fitness

Tracking Your Fitness: How to Walk an...

If you want help to follow through with your goal of becoming more active, you may want to invest in...

January 26, 2021

‘Too Far, Too Fast’ — Physician Q&A...

During the COVID-19 pandemic, both experienced and newbie runners have hit the roads and parks to offset the effects of...

January 13, 2021

Top 5 Exercise Motivators for 2021

There are well-proven motivating factors that can help you stay on track, or get you started on a program long...

January 4, 2021

Figuring Your Ideal Weight

A BMI “body mass index” quickly configures a status number (18.5-24.9 considered “normal”) using your height and weight. But a...

December 30, 2020

Roundup: Flu Rates Decline; Fitness Apps Surge;...

CDC: Flu Cases Down as Precautions Against COVID-19 Help Prevent ‘Twindemic’ Higher flu vaccination rates, combined with the social distancing,...

December 24, 2020

Being Heart Healthy is About ‘Eating Patterns’...

As the first “shelter-in-place” orders went into effect in March of this year, the American Heart Association (AHA) intensified its...

December 23, 2020

How Much Exercise Will Offset 10 or...

Too much sitting, or as much as 10 hours a day of not moving around, can increase your risk of...

December 7, 2020

A Side Effect of Working from Home:...

The prolonged, six-month phase of working from home since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on...

September 15, 2020

Quarantine 15: What is it? Why is...

“Quarantine 15” is the new “Freshman 15” — which referred to students starting in college who end up with unwanted,...

August 6, 2020

Getting Back to the Gym? Here’s Expert...

Gyms and fitness centers have started to open up again in South Florida under tighter requirements involving mask wearing and...

July 13, 2020

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Nearly half of adults in the U.S., or about 108 million, have hypertension, or high blood pressure. An even more concerning fact: Only about 1...

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Pfizer, Moderna: Updated Testing Finds Vaccines Highly Effective After Six Months The COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech provide at least 6 months of protection...

Ask the Psychiatrist: Are You Fooling...

“We are living in a time that is quite stressful,” says Rachel V.F. Rohaidy, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist at Baptist Health Primary Care. “Talking about...

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In our culture, alcohol is everywhere. We may have a drink or two at a family dinner or social occasion without even thinking about it. But...

The Importance of a ‘Well-Woman’ Visit...

While women generally seek medical care when they feel sick or experience bothersome symptoms more often than men, that trend has changed over the past...

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So-called “head and neck cancers” don’t involve the brain and spine, but everything else “above the collarbone” is covered by this category, explains Geoffrey Young,...

You’ve Been Vaccinated? Great! Now What?

As the number of Americans who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine grows by the day, so too does the shared sense of relief that comes with...

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A little over a year ago, a massive work-from-home experiment began when the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. Companies across the United States...

Roundup: Vaccines Highly Effective in ‘Real-World...

CDC: Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines Highly Effective in Preventing Infection in ‘Real-World Conditions’ A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...