physical activity

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), Lifestyle Medicine is

The study looks at "walkability" – how conducive your neighborhood is to walking around.

We all need to participate in physical activity to improve our general health and functioning.

As a glass half full and “why limit your world view to a glass anyway” kind of person, I am always partial to common sense tips that allow us to enjoy holidays by keeping us safe while not preoccupying us with endless worry.

Sure, we all know that it's important to be physically active to help achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and perhaps diminish the risk of heart disease, some cancers and overall mortality. But how much is enough?

Listen up, slackers: You can no longer use 'work' as an excuse to avoid burning calories during the week. It turns out, you could get your best workout in over the weekend, without lifting a finger Monday through Friday.

imagesThe good news about obesity is that recent trends suggest that its rate of increase in Americans has stabilized.

641177_97982899You may want to stand up before you read this.