We can’t ignore it – we need to exercise! But besides helping manage weight, exercise has a lot of positives – from improving your mood and energy levels, to a better night’s sleep. Most importantly, regular physical activity can help prevent some types of chronic diseases.  Speak to your physician to see which exercise plans will work best for you.  It’s time to get up, go out, and get physical!

January 19,
Want to wear out your walking shoes as fast as we do? (Dr. Mike goes through a pair every 12 weeks.) Determined to hit the sidewalk (or treadmill) regularly despite rain, sleet, bad hair days and mismatched tube socks? You can. Just lace up your sneaks and bust through these buts:
Excuse: I’ve got a cold.
Bust it: Walk to avoid sniffles and sneezes.
Every step you take mobilizes immune-...
January 4,
If you are among the millions of people who vowed to start the new year by getting in shape so you can look and feel great, there’s even more good news why you should amp up your exercise plan and stick with it.
Consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer, according to a new study led by researchers at Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of...
December 16
For many, the holidays equal shopping, quality time with family and gorging on cookies, cakes and holiday feasts. While the hustle and bustle of the season may tempt you to take a hiatus from healthy eating and exercise, you can stay fit through the holidays by incorporating exercise into your favorite seasonal activities.
Set Realistic Fitness Goals
The holidays tend to be busy, and it might...
December 10

Just as doctors now know heart attack and back pain patients can benefit from physical activity during recovery, a study published in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) finds breast cancer survivors may benefit from pumping iron after surgery.
The researchers placed 154 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous five years, and who had had at...

December 7,
The holidays create extra duties and extra calories, but U.S. experts suggest exercise be added to everyone's holiday to-do list.
Karen Basen-Engquist, a professor in The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, suggests in addition to the usual recommendations to incorporate daily exercise such as using the lunch break to take brisk walk, scheduling workouts in advance and...