Living an Active Lifestyle
Exercising has evolved as we’ve grown. We used to play baseball or tennis for fun, and now we play for our health. Whether we opt for gentler ways of stretching and toning like yoga or more intense activities like rowing, bicycling or running, we all need to understand that our bodies are important to every part of our lives and we need to care for them.
We also need to stay in tuned with our bodies – noticing if something aches a little more than it used to or monitoring sugar or cholesterol levels. We can help with every aspect of keeping yourself physically healthy. Our experts – and our patients – can speak to the importance of caring for the body through regular check-ups with a primary care provider, paying attention to chronic conditions like heart disease, and keeping the body in tip-top shape through exercise, strength training and, if needed, weight loss.
Short of spotting you on the weight bench, we’re on this journey together.
According to the American Heart Association, AFib is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Many individuals are unaware that AFib is a serious condition, even though untreated atrial fibrillation doubles the risk of heart-related deaths and is associated with a five-fold increased risk for stroke.
When someone has a stroke, almost two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored. It is important to recognize the symptoms of stroke.
May is National Arthritis Month, a time when we recognize a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. While there are different types of arthritis, the most common is osteoarthritis, or osteoarthrosis, a degenerative joint disease which is diagnosed more frequently in women and older adults.
Although having a PCP is a great first step in your health care journey, it’s not the only important one. You must also be an advocate for yourself.
It’s been reported that nearly 90,000 people die every year from alcohol-related deaths. This month, we take the opportunity to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses, and communities.