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!

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...
November 16

The results of a new study are reinforcing the idea that regular exercise can help prevent cancer, especially in women.
The study by the American Association of Cancer Research reveals women who exercise 150 minutes a week lowered their chances of developing uterine cancer by as much as 34 percent.
Uterine, or endometrial, cancer is the fourth-most common type of cancer among women.

October 18,
Every magazine I read features models and celebrities running, kickboxing, climbing or stretching. You’d think that people are doing nothing but this stuff all day long, and that we're on our way to becoming a society in which everyone is as fit as Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.
But wait a minute. All we really need to do is walk — at a brisk pace while enjoying our surroundings,...
October 8,
Study Shows Vigorous Exercise Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer in African-American Women
Oct. 4, 2010 -- Postmenopausal African-American women who exercise vigorously for more than two hours a week can reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by 64% compared to women of the same race who are sedentary, according to new research.
Scientists identified 97 African-American breast cancer patients...