Can Your Friends Affect How Much You Run?

Competitiveness between friends can create more fitness success in your life. I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a solo runner. Since my schedule is so hectic with the kids and job, I often find it hard to work in my runs, and thus hard to schedule those runs with other people.Continue reading “Can Your Friends Affect How Much You Run?”

Can you Train Your Brain to Look Forward to Exercise?

The best way to implement a habit is to train your brain. I’m sure if you are reading this and have internet access, you are familiar with how forming habits can help us be more productive in our everyday lives. You train your brain to wake up at a certain time every day, and thusContinue reading “Can you Train Your Brain to Look Forward to Exercise?”

What Causes Chest Pain While Running?

If you experience chest pain while running, don’t necessarily panic. Anyone who has ever run a significant distance knows that sometimes it comes with a little chest pain as an added bonus. As if getting out of bed isn’t hard enough, feeling chest pain while exercises automatically triggers all kinds of worries and could haveContinue reading “What Causes Chest Pain While Running?”

Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of UTI’s and Infections?

New research suggests that regular exercise can help protect you against bacterial infections. If you have ever had a urinary tract infection, you know that they are no walk in the park (no pun intended). I am sure you have been told that you should always pee after sex to reduce your chances, but whatContinue reading “Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of UTI’s and Infections?”

Five Beginner’s Yoga Mistakes to Avoid

How to succeed at yoga, even at the beginner’s level. They say everyone has to start somewhere, and yoga is no exception. Even though I am an orthopaedic surgeon, I truly believe that a lot of health problems in life can be avoided with regular stress relief exercises, and yoga is at the top ofContinue reading “Five Beginner’s Yoga Mistakes to Avoid”

Three Times You Shouldn’t Work Out

Working out isn’t always the best thing for every situation. I know this may seem confusing, since I am pretty much always pro exercise, especially when it can be difficult to fit into our schedules, but working out isn’t always the answer to life’s problems. When it comes to your health you have to takeContinue reading “Three Times You Shouldn’t Work Out”

How to Do a Perfect Squat

Tips on how to achieve the perfect squat. Interestingly, although my main job is operating on bones and joints, I tend to discuss better fitness plans with patients when I see them in my office. I like to focus on preventive orthopaedic surgery just as much as I like surgically creating a new ACL forContinue reading “How to Do a Perfect Squat”

What is the best running surface?

Where would I be without runners? If running wasn’t such a popular activity, my orthopaedic office would be quiet and I wouldn’t get to hear who is training for which marathon! Runners of all types, sprinters, long distance runners, marathoners and triathletes need to focus on their running surfaces every time in order to stayContinue reading “What is the best running surface?”

MOTIVATION: Five Reasons to Get Amazing Abs

  If great abs seem to elude you, maybe all you need is to understand why they are important.   Reason number 1: Abdominal muscles are the “trunk of the tree”.   They help to support your upper and lower extremities, your “branches”. The stronger they are, the more power they can distribute to the restContinue reading “MOTIVATION: Five Reasons to Get Amazing Abs”