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Want to Take Your Workout to the Next Level? These Tips May Help

This is the time of year that many of us choose to upgrade work-out programs or maybe even start a new one. A successful fitness regimen requires thoughtful decision making and pre-workout preparation so you can get started, get the most out of your workouts, and ultimately meet your goals. Here are some tips from [...]

7 Steps That Can Help You Prevent Painful Compression Fractures!

Research shows that one quarter of post-menopausal women eventually suffer from the compression or collapsing of some vertebrae, the bones that comprise the spinal column. Compression fractures can compromise one’s ability to function or cause disabling, chronic back pain. Although these injuries are common, they usually can be prevented, delayed, or mitigated by adopting a [...]

Meal Kits: A Tool Towards Healthier Eating?

Many of our patients struggle when it comes to starting a new diet. In fact, the word diet alone can provoke feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, and even depression about one’s current state of health, hindering efforts to make real lifestyle changes. While most of us know what we should and shouldn’t be eating, impulsive decisions [...]

What the New High Blood Pressure Numbers Mean For You

When the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association (AHA) lowered the numbers that define high blood pressure (HBP) this past November, 46% of the adult population in the United States suddenly met the new criteria – that’s nearly half! What was the motivation for making these changes that placed an unwelcomed label [...]

Seven Ways to Improve Your Health in the New Year

The new year is a blank slate and the perfect opportunity to contemplate and implement positive changes in your life. Because most resolutions require lifestyle changes, it's smart to focus on just one at a time to increase the odds of achieving your goals. In case you haven't thought about your New Year's resolutions yet, several of [...]

Conquer Unhealthy Eating Habits For Life

Do you know what you should, and want to, do with your diet and health, but lack the support, structure, encouragement, and feedback to make it happen? Have you tried a variety of diet plans, but not yet succeeded in making the lifestyle changes that will allow you to sustain a healthy weight and diet? [...]

Yoga: More Than Just A Stretch

Q: How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness? Why does yoga pay particular attention to the spine? Dr. Lisa: Yoga is more than just movement. It is a complex philosophy that has been around for thousands of years, and involves breathing and meditation. Yoga & Spinal Movement One of yoga's emphasis [...]