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Exercise

Nutrition for Excercise

Nutrition for Excercise

Last night, Dr. Bailey gave an excellent presentation on how to properly fuel your body before, during, and after exercise.  This topic can go in a number of different directions, based on your individual fitness goals as well as your body type.  Nutrition protocols and recommendations are and should be different depending on if you want to lose, maintain, or gain weight, and the type of exercise that you are participating in.  This article is going to be more of a generalized recap, with pretty standard tips and recommendations for anyone who regularly exercise. 

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released updated blood pressure classifications and guidelines.  These guidelines come from years of research and are accompanied by updated guidance and management strategies for individuals who may be at risk for a cardiac event.  High blood pressure is known as a “silent killer,” which means it can cause harm without any symptoms.  For this reason, it is important to stay up-to-date on current guidelines, and know where your blood pressure normally ranges. 

Physical Exercise's Effect on Dementia

Physical Exercise's Effect on Dementia

Dementia is a growing problem for our aging population and as the problem continues to grow, solutions are sought after to counter the results. However, this disorder is minimally understood and often affect people on a very individualized basis, so treatment has proven difficult. There are currently no medications and no solution but there is growing evidence that physical activity is beneficial in the risk and prevention of dementia.