Exercise Blogs

Walk Your Way to Better Health

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you’re like most people, you take about 1,000 to 3,000 steps per day—walking to and from the car, strolling outside, and moving around the house. But if you bump this number up to 10,000 by adding some brisk walks to your routine, your health will benefit enormously!

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Filed Under: Exercise

The Health Benefits of Gardening

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

May is here, and in most areas of the country spring flowers are in full bloom. Many of my neighbors are outside tending their gardens, which as you can imagine is great exercise. But did you know that there are very specific health benefits you can get from gardening, especially as you age?

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Filed Under: General Health

Diabetes Tip: Get Wet!

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Water supports your weight so your joints don’t take the pounding they receive when you exercise on land, making it ideal for people with arthritis or musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, you can swim or exercise in water regardless of your age or physical condition.

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Filed Under: Diabetes