Although many people view exercise as a way to lose weight, it plays a key role in the wellbeing of the body beyond weight loss. Research strongly supports its benefits across a range of physical and mental health conditions for people of all ages. However, busy lifestyles and an environment that induces sitting for most … Continue reading "New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans"
A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve overall health.
A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, adequate essential amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and adequate calories. The requirements for a healthy diet can be met from a variety of plant-based and animal-based foods. A healthy diet supports energy needs and provides for human nutrition without exposure to toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming excessive amounts. Where lack of calories is not an issue, a properly balanced diet (in addition to exercise) is also thought to be important for lowering health risks, such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
The common cold is an infection of the respiratory (breathing) tract. This includes your throat, nasal passages, and lungs. More than 200 different viruses can cause a cold. Rhinovirus is the most common cause. As a family doctor, I see patients every day who have cold symptoms, especially in the fall and winter months. Usually, cold symptoms develop slowly and […]
Concussions can happen to anyone, during any physical activity. And you don’t have to get hit in the head or lose consciousness to have a concussion. If you suspect a concussion, don’t let your child return to the game until they’ve been medically cleared. With concussions, prevention is key, and safety should always be the first priority. Watch this familydoctor.org […]