In celebration of World Health Day, AZTV asked Dr. Janice Johnston to appear on set and discuss the Top 5 Habits of Healthy People. Dr. Johnston, who has been practicing family medicine for over 20 years, certainly knows a thing or two about being healthy. Here they discuss healthy habits such as a food prep, regular daily exercise, and more! [Read more…]
From Sofa to Sidewalk – Taking That First Step to Running
Ever watch marathon runners cross the finish line, secretly wishing to be part of that adrenaline-packed crowd? Whether your goal is to raise your fitness level, reduce stress, lose weight, improve cardio health or complete, it’s never too late to trade in your couch-spud status for a runner’s high – regardless of age or fitness level. We at Arrowhead Health Centers know what kind of struggle it is to staying to active. Let us get you started on that first step to running. [Read more…]
7 Tips for Keeping Kids Active, Fit, and Healthy
Tips for Keeping Kids Active
Keeping kids active can be a real challenge, especially when the heat in Arizona climbs into the 90F°+ territory and electronics offer ready entertainment inside our air conditioned homes. But exercise for children is critical for the health and well-being, both in the short term and in the years to come.
Prediabetes Diet and Exercise Plans and Tips
So, you have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic? Don’t sweat it too hard, an estimated 79 million Americans have the same diagnosis and experts predict that one in three Americans will be diagnosed by 2050. Now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do something about it. You don’t want to progress to having diabetes, a disease that severely impacts your quality of life. Instead, follow some of these prediabetes diet and exercise tips to help you on your journey to a healthy, diabetes-free life. [Read more…]
Injury Prevention Methods of NFL Trainers
Sports medicine is a fast growing field. The opportunity to work for a professional sports team and not only interact, but care for sports stars is pretty enticing. Although the life of an NFL trainer is rough, there are many that love their jobs. Trainers are responsible for educating athletes on injury prevention, advising athletes on proper recovery techniques, and how to maintain a healthy body for the long haul. We’ve got the inside scoop on all of these and more. [Read more…]
How Olympic Athletes Keep Healthy, High Calorie Diets
While watching the top Olympic athletes of 2016 compete, have you ever wondered how they can stay healthy while consuming so many calories every day? An Olympic diet varies for each athlete and the event they’re competing in. The types of meals they’ve eaten since over time have also evolved into healthier options that truly benefit their bodies. Here is how the olympian diet can be used to win gold medals. [Read more…]
Managing Sports Induced Asthma
Sports induced asthma is nothing to scoff at. Anyone suffering from the ailment knows that a sudden flare-up can be frustrating to the say the least. If you’re wondering if you should avoid exercise because you have sports induced asthma, the answer is NO. We’ll give you 5 tips on managing your asthma so you can continue to enjoy sport and life.
If I Have Sports Induced Asthma, Should I Avoid Exercise?
In short, you don’t have to avoid exercise if you get sports induced asthma. Exercise is a key element of health. Luckily, there are exercises and measures you can take to prevent asthma attacks. In fact, there are plenty of athletes that compete with asthma including Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jerome Bettis, and Greg Lougan. Rather than be limited, employ these precautions to help manage sports induced asthma. [Read more…]
Post Sports Injury Treatments
Ouch! We’ve all seen that athlete bite the dust so hard it makes the onlooking crowd gasp in unison. There’s nothing like watching an athlete compete, whether professional or amateur; the physical excursion and skill is something to be admired. But those falls, wow! Like pro athletes, weekend warriors like you and me also get injured. However, we don’t have a team of professional trainers around to help minimize the damage of our injuries and immediately begin the healing process. Be it a weekend, an out-of-town event, the office is closed; sometimes you have to wait a few hours or a few days to the doc. But that doesn’t mean you have to be in pain the whole time. Today, we’ll give you some tips on sports injury treatments you can do until you can make it to the doctor or physical therapist. [Read more…]