Treating obesity at ground zeroI found myself in the trenches of the war on obesity in 2000 when I began working as a general pediatrician at a local community clinic in Southern California. I immediately became aware of the day-to-day barriers that my patients were facing and I began to take on the responsibility of making sure that the children I was seeing would not only survive, but also thrive.
A quarter of adults use fitness trackers, but physicians are wary of dataA recent survey from Technology Advice found that 25 percent of adults are using a fitness tracker or smartphone app to track their health, weight, or exercise. But according to a report from Venture Beat, physicians are hesitant of the data produced by fitness trackers.
Youth cardiorespiratory fitness continues to fallThe number of adolescents aged from 12 to 15 years with adequate cardiorespiratory fitness continues to decline, according to the latest research from National Center for Health Statistics.
How starting a patient education, fitness program can improve health‘Walk with a Doc’ program shows you how to model healthy behaviors and strengthen the patient-physician bond
5 fabulous fitness gifts for travelersTreat yourself to these products that columnist Kathy Smith thinks are important for maintaining a positive fitness program.
Improving patient care: Smartphones and mobile medical devicesThe world is a much different place since the iPhone was released this month just 6 years ago in 2007. Because of our smart mobile devices, we talk, text and tweet, shop wisely, travel expediently, and socialize even when alone.
Apps and monitors for patient healthWhen it comes to discussing exercise, it seems that many of us are at a loss for words. What kind of exercise should I recommend? How much exercise is enough? How much is too much? How do I know that my patient is actually exercising? How do I prescribe exercise? As you can imagine, there are apps for this!
Walk it offYou do it every day, but you probably don't think about it. Find out how walking can get you on the road to fitness.
Staying healthy during the holidaysHolidays provide opportunities to spend time with friends and family, but also the chance to overindulge on food and alcohol. Here's a way to keep your consumption in check and keep your exercise regimen on track?
Travelers can learn the wonders of yogaMore than just meditation, this ancient exercise provides an all-around workout.