Exercise: Cardiovascular

When I left my internship in 1969, I went to the Air Force Flight Medical Officer’s training program in San Antonio, Texas – in August. Another Air Force doctor was also in San Antonio – Dr. Kenneth Cooper. He was training astronauts – and Air Force personnel – using the aerobics program – aka cardiovascular…

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Stretch to Stay Fit

Do you remember those long nights studying for tough exams?  Remember how good it felt to stretch, arms overhead, fingers interlocked? It turns out that stretching is one of the four types of exercises essential for a good workout.Stretching, like all other types of exercise, relaxes the body and the mind, helps you lose weight,…

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Exercise: Balance

“Exercise – how do I do that?”Many people think exercise means a basketball game or mowing the lawn once a week – or a strenuous workout on Sunday followed by several days of regret. Back in the nineteenth century exercise was how you lived your life. Every activity of daily living required fairly strenuous and…

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Exercise: Strength Training

Magazines of all kinds are full of articles about exercise. They proclaim its fantastic benefits – weight loss, relaxation, controlling blood sugar, lower bad fats and increasing good fats, more efficient immune systems, increased bone density and muscle strength, better sleep efficiency.But too often everyone talks about exercising and never does anything about it. It…

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