March 16, 2018

Time to Get Outside – Safety Tips for Outdoor Exercise and Activity

With spring weather comes the opportunity to be more active outdoors, like hiking, running and biking. Regular exercise can help increase your energy and improve your balance, health and mood. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Before you put on your […]

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February 23, 2018

Skiing vs. Snowboarding – Is One Safer than the Other?

By Marc Haro, MD, MSPT As snowboarding took effect as a mainstream sport in the 90s, the sport has seen an astronomical increase in participants, especially with the X generation and millennials of today. Albeit, as access to more equipment became available and ski resorts retrofitted their facilities for use by snowboarders, more and more […]

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January 10, 2018

Demystifying Metabolism – The Science behind the Weight Loss

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator We’ve all heard the complaint “I have a slow metabolism” when someone feels frustrated with weight management. To break this feeling of powerlessness, it’s helpful to understand metabolism to influence it in a healthy way. Weight management shines the spotlight on energy metabolism, which continuously shifts up and down […]

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December 27, 2017

New Year’s Goal to Lose Weight? Why a Focus is Better than a Resolution

By Marit Weikel Behavioral Health Specialist Ah, the end of the year. Time for a brand new calendar and a reinvented life. But most of us who make New Year’s resolutions do not keep our resolutions past February. Our resolutions fail because we set too many, we were too vague, or the resolutions were unrealistic […]

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December 20, 2017

Get in the Zone – Do You Know Your Target Heart Rate?

Everyone knows exercising is a key to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle – but did you know managing your heart rate can help you maximize your efforts? “People starting an exercise program such as jogging or cycling will often over exert themselves, which is not needed and can be detrimental,” said Johnathan Davidson, MD, […]

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December 14, 2017

Expert Advice – Avoiding Weight Gain over the Holidays

By Cassy Scott & Elizabeth Holmes Mission Weight Management The average American gains 5-10 pounds during the holiday season and often ends up keeping the weight on permanently. Here are some ways to stay healthy, help keep the pounds off and reverse weight gain and still enjoy the holiday season. It’s a holi-day, not a […]

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November 17, 2017

Get Moving – How Zumba and Other Movement Classes Can Help the Body and Mind

By Rebecca Alexander Finding the motivation to workout can be difficult, but what if there was a way to get in a great workout while dancing? Movement classes, such as Zumba, are a fun option. Good for the body Dancing to the beat of the music and constantly moving gets your heart rate up and […]

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October 24, 2017

Ask the Doctor – Heat vs. Ice when Treating Sore Muscles

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about treating sore muscles. Q: For sore muscles, when should I apply heat vs. cold? A: Ice is a good choice to reduce pain and inflammation in acute injuries. Examples of such injuries might include an […]

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September 14, 2017

Nutrition for Exercise – How to Fuel Your Body to Maximize Results

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator This week’s high-profile release of The TB12 Method, authored by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has shined a light on how elite athletes fine-tune their diet to help their bodies perform at the highest level. While most of us will never take the field in the NFL, there are many […]

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August 4, 2017

Practical Tips for Weekend Warriors – Five Ways to Avoid Injury

By David Brough, MD In the midst of summer and nearing autumn and its blissful glory, the seasons beg us to explore and venture out. From golfing to hiking, cycling to gardening, or any of the numerous outdoor activities you love, the warmer weather undoubtedly brings with it ample opportunities to enjoy your favorite pastimes. Many […]

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