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Exercises For Senior Adults With Osteoporosis Or Arthritis, Health Channel

Exercises for Senior Adults with Osteoporosis or Arthritis

In an interview with the Health Channel, Dr. Andrew Forster, an Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, talks about the health benefits of exercising for seniors.  Dr. Forster states that exercise helps you live longer. Exercise helps prevent many common causes of mortality such as pneumonia, depression, and heart attacks. “People who exercise, ...
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Can Diet and Exercise Reverse Hypertension?

In an interview with the Health Channel, Brian Betancourt, Exercise Physiologist at Baptist Health South Florida, discusses exercises that can help with high blood pressure and hypertension. Brian points out that exercise only helps with blood pressure when you exercise consistently. One workout session will not help your blood pressure.  Consistent exercise helps because it ...
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Exercises For Back Stress Fractures, Health Channel

Exercises for Back Stress Fractures

In an interview with the Health Channel, Noel Gressner, Physical Therapist at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, talks about how to strengthen your back through exercise and manual physical therapy when you have stress fractures. Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone, usually from overuse such as excessive running or jumping.  Noel says ...
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Dos And Donts Of Core Exercise, Health Channel

Dos and Don’ts of Core Exercise

In an interview with the Health Channel, Brian Betancourt, Exercise Physiologist at Baptist Health South Florida, talks about different abdominal exercises and how to do them correctly. Russian Twists are one of the most popular ab exercises you will see people doing, but Brian Betancourt says that despite its popularity, it is not that good ...
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Best Exercises For Lowering Blood Pressure, Health Channel

Best Exercises for Lowering Blood Pressure

In an interview with the Health Channel, Brian Betancourt, Exercise Physiologist at Baptist Health South Florida, shares what the best exercises are for lowering blood pressure.  Brian suggests that the best exercises for lowering blood pressure are going to be ones that get you moving, but not too fast paced. “You don’t want to feel ...
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Breathing Techniques For Pain Relief

In an interview with the Health Channel, Diana Solares, Physical Therapist at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, describes how controlled breathing techniques can help alleviate chronic pain and promote relaxation.  In our bodies we have the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is more involved with chronic pain. It reacts ...
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Strengthening Exercises For Neck Pain, Health Channel

Strengthening Exercises For Neck Pain

In an interview with the Health Channel, Brian Betancourt, Exercise Physiologist with Baptist Health South Florida, talks about neck exercises and how to do them safely. Brian says that he recommends neck exercises to patients complaining about neck pain but warns to make sure you are doing them properly.  Before delving into different exercises, Brian ...
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