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Exercise and Asthma

Apr 12, 2016 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS This is a condition that can literally take your breath away – and leave you wheezing, coughing and gasping for air. So the last thing you might want to consider if you have this disease is exercise. Yet, if done properly, ...

Exercise and Pain Relief

Dec 14, 2015 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS An estimated 20% or more Americans live with chronic pain, turning routine daily living into an awful daily grind. The solutions usually include prescription drugs, aspirin or derivatives, massage, or balms applied to the area in question. But there is one ...

Exercise and Cholesterol

Jun 23, 2015 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS We all know that heart disease is the number one killer in the United States.  What we sometimes fail to understand is that prevention is possible by managing the risk factors that can lead to this fatal condition. One such risk ...

Exercise and MS

Apr 23, 2015 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS It’s called multiple sclerosis, a name which is pretty scary in and of itself. So is the disease, which affects approximately 300,000 people in the U.S., most of them young, about two times the number of women as men. It ...

Exercise and Fibromylagia

Apr 23, 2015 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS Fibromyalgia can be a very frustrating disease.  There are some who believe it is “all in your head” or, at best, over-diagnosed.  Yet for those estimated 10 million Americans afflicted with this condition, according to Gwen Hyatt, author of Exercise and Fibromyalgia, ...

Exercise and Kidney Disease

Apr 23, 2015 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS Chronic kidney disease affects between 26 and 30 million Americans.  There are many treatment options, such as drugs, machines that perform kidney functions, and organ replacement. But one potential option that can not only relieve some of the symptoms but ...

Exercise and Hypertension

Jul 24, 2014 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS It’s been called “the Silent Killer.” That’s because it has no overt symptoms of its own. Left untreated, however, and it can lead to life-threatening issues such as stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, and many other illnesses. Its medical term is ...

Exercise and Back Pain

Jun 03, 2014 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS Oh, my achin’ back. It’s a saying all too familiar to millions of Americans. If you don’t have low back pain now, you probably have had it in the past or will in the future. The good news is it usually ...

Seniors and Strength Training

Jan 03, 2014 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS In the early 1500s, it is said, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon sailed up and down the Florida coast seeking the “Fountain of Youth,” a magic elixir that would insure one against the ravages of age. The water source he ...

Exercise and Heat

Jul 22, 2013 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS Admit it - you’ve been waiting since last October for this to happen. And it finally has.

The sun is sitting higher in the sky, the days are growing longer and, most important, the temperatures are moving in an ...

Men's Health Issue

Jun 03, 2013 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS Hey there tough guy. Yeah, you. We know you’re the “baddest” dude on the block, with your bulging biceps, your sly, sexy smile; your fast car and your perfect hair.  So if you’re so tough, macho man, how come those weak, little women ...

Exercise and the Brain

May 21, 2013 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS You know it can help your heart and circulation, allowing blood to flow more freely thereby reducing the work your heart must perform during rest and most activities.  As a result, both resting heart rate and blood pressure are lowered.

Diabetes...Are You At Risk?

Mar 18, 2013 • Sharon Galzarano BSPharm, R.Ph. There are two major types of diabetes- type 1, which used to be called juvenile diabetes, and type 2, which usually affects adults. Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common, and unfortunately, it’s being seen in more young ...

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Mar 18, 2013 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS Remember that crusty old high school coach or phys. ed. teacher whose remedy for any injury no matter how serious was a gruff “Walk it off”?

Well, that advice might be well taken with regard to one ...

Should I exercise while pregnant?

Mar 05, 2013 • Frank Claps M. Ed., CSCS That’s a question asked by many women as they move along the path toward motherhood.

Well, the answer is yes. Perhaps a qualified yes after consultation with your physician. But if done carefully, there are a lot of positive ...

The Glycemic Index - Highs and Lows

Feb 19, 2013 • Samantha Gallo Samantha Gallo The glycemic index is a value given to different foods based on the time period in which it takes one’s blood sugar (glucose) to rise once the food has been eaten.  This value is between 1 and 100.  Foods with ...

Work Your Heart Out!

Jan 28, 2013 • Meredith Liss MA, RD, CDN, CDE The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate intensity exercise each week. You can break this up however you choose.  You can aim for 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days ...

Eat Your Heart Out

Jan 28, 2013 • Cynthia A Sanoski Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS We are now well into 2013 and hopefully many people are still committed to their New Year’s goals of exercising more and eating healthier. When trying to stick to a healthy diet, many of us often feel confined to eating ...