If you’re new to running, a 5K race — that’s 3.1 miles — may sound daunting. But with the right training, you can conquer the course. Use these 10 tips from Lakshmi Nandiwada, M.D., a pediatrician with K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, to move from taking your first step to crossing the finish line.
Exercise / Fitness
When done properly, cardio workouts can lead to improvements in blood pressure, metabolism, overall energy, body fat, and heart and lung strength while simultaneously reducing stress, depression, anxiety, and the risk of heart disease. When done improperly, though, cardio can have negative effects on a person’s health. Individuals can cause injuries from repetitive use such as chronically sore joints, knee injuries, and shin splints.
If your heart is racing as you’re sitting reading this article, it’s possible your body is trying to tell you something. A high resting heart rate, or a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute, means your heart is working extra hard to pump blood through your body.
Angela Jones, M.D. shares insights on a topic of concern that she addresses quite often with her patients: the health and safety of exercising during pregnancy. Despite some arguments and myths against the lifestyle, Dr. Jones believes that physical activity is not only safe, but it is bursting with benefits.
Researchers already know that lowering body mass index (BMI) can decrease the risk for urinary incontinence in middle-aged adults. But a new study found that lowering BMI may also help lower the risk for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women ages 70 and older.