COMMON RUNNER’S INJURIES

I can remember running my first half marathon 9 years ago and I definitely feel like my body today is different than it was when I first engaged in this sport.  Over time, I got busier with my career and running around as a mom. I just can’t simply spend the time training as I used Read More…


KEEPING THAT KNEE FIT

Knee pain is a common complaint that is heard from people of all ages and affects both sexes.  Knee pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions such as an injury, arthritis, infection, a torn meniscus or ligament or gout.  Certain sports, excess weight, and previous injury are risk factors which can increase Read More…


Benefits of Jumping Rope

We are almost at the end of February and although National Heart Health Month is almost over, we should be caring for our hearts and continue being fit all year round.  Last weekend, I participated in a great fundraiser sponsored by Sweat For Smiles honoring Kaboom, an organization that raises funds to go towards building Read More…


Heart Health

During my medical internship, I’ll never forget taking care of a young female with lupus who was admitted to the hospital.  She had vague symptoms of fatigue, body aches, mild chest pressure and generally not feeling well. During her hospital stay, she was admitted to the coronary care unit and eventually passed away.  She suffered Read More…


DISCOVERING YOGA

I discovered my enthusiasm and love for yoga several years ago when I was going through a rough transition in my life.  Before that period, I had always be an avid runner and loved any type of exercise that focused mainly on cardio like running, skating, tennis, and kick boxing.  Honestly, I always thought that Read More…


Benefits of Yoga

In addition to having positive effects on the mind, stress, sleep and mood, yoga can also benefit the musculoskeletal system. YOGA CAN -Strengthen the muscles supporting the joints. -Improve balance and physical function. -Increase bone strength. -Reduce joint stiffness. -Improve joint flexibility and range of joint motion. -Reduce pain by increasing the range of joint Read More…