By now, most of the population understands the need for physical activity in order to maximize health, physique, and well-being. Your doctor tells you that you need to exercise, but do you really know why it is extremely important for your health and not just for your physique? Did you know that exercise is more powerful than most prescription drugs at curing many preventable diseases (Type 2 Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure)? We feel as though most doctors are reluctant to give any type of exercise prescription because 1. They don’t really know how to – 2. They aren’t able to motivate their patients – and 3. It is much easier to only give a pill (although certain prescriptions and supplements e.g. berberine can facilitate exercise). Our goal is give our patients the best care possible without having to resort to prescription drugs if we don’t have to (sometimes it is too late in the disease process), which always entails prescribing exercise.
Many of you might want to start exercising, but don’t know where to start. As much as the fitness magazines claim they have found the greatest new workout, it doesn’t take an extravagant workout regime to get the results needed by most of our population. The idea is to obviously do it, but do it in a safe manner that will maximize the outcome. Our Exercise Habits section gives our very basic recommendations to beginning an exercise program. They are tailored for our patients and NOT bodybuilders.
Our Exercise Prescription section gives basic exercise plans that we personally created . You will find specific recommendations and exercise plans for your specific goals. We have also included an Exercise Videos in case some of the exercises are foreign or you just want to confirm the correct form of the movement. Finally, we will be writing articles on tips and new findings to help facilitate your new journey or to just increase your knowledge base. Those can be found to the right under recent articles. Be sure to check out past articles too.
Our goal is provide you with enough knowledge to be able to implement your own workout schedule as well as understand the reasoning behind exercise to prevent diseases e.g diabetes and heart disease. We believe that when there is a lack of motivation it is partly because of a disconnect from the actual importance of physical activity. Exercise is not just for athletes and bodybuilders… it is for everyone!
We hope you find this section educational as well as useful. We will be updating it regularly as we seem fit.