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.
In today’s culture, we are inundated with conflicting messages about diets, nutrition and our bodies. Many people focus on dieting, but what if we shifted our focus to “intuitive eating,” an approach that hinges on thoughtful nutrition, respecting and appreciating your body, and healing your relationship with food and eating.
During pregnancy, 50 to 70 percent of women will develop back pain and/or sciatica, which is pain from the lower back down the leg. Luckily, there is a lot that can be done to manage this pain.
As a transgendered woman, Lila has already faced plenty of anxiety-inducing scenarios, finding a doctor shouldn't be another one. Read how Lila's experiences with our teams at both Kent Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island were there for her, both physically and emotionally.