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Find wellness and disease-prevention tips about food, fitness, lifestyle, mental attitude and more from our Wellness Institute, led by Chief Wellness Officer and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen.

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Complementary Therapy Helps Cancer Patient’s Mind, Body

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, exercise, yoga

Most cancer patients leave their medical treatment plan in the trusted hands of their oncologist, but complementary therapies allow patients to play an active role in regaining control of their own health and wellness.


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Use These 5 Tips to Kick-Start Your Fitness Routine

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, fitness

The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but do you know how to take the first steps?


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Keep Moving: Best Fitness Tips from Former Dancer/Physician

Tags: dancing, exercise, weight gain, weight loss

With our busy lives, it can be challenging to make time for exercise. We asked Kim Gladden, MD, how she does it. Before she was a physician, Dr. Gladden enjoyed a rich career in dance. She offers tips to staying fit for life.


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Be Inspired: Best Bicycling Tips from Physician Turned Bicyclist

Tags: bicycle safety, exercise, fitness, summer

Maybe you haven't ridden a bicycle for years, or perhaps you ride regularly and would like to do it more. Richard Kratche, MD, offers bicycling tips and explains how this sport became a big part of his life.


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Are You Interested in Running? Here’s How a Physician Got Started

Tags: marathon, running, weight loss

Even when you're deeply involved in healthcare, extra weight can sneak up on you. Nearly four years ago, Lutul Farrow, MD, was climbing a flight of stairs and he became short of breath. Then he took up running. You can too.


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How Losing Weight Lowers Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, kidney, kidney health, video

Watch Michael Roizen, MD, demonstrate how a small drop in weight can have a big impact on high blood pressure.


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6 Do’s and Don’ts for Athletes Losing Weight

Tags: athletes, calories and weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, sugar, weight gain, weight loss

If you're an athlete who wants to lose weight for a performance edge, find out the best ways to go about it -- and what to avoid.


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Injured During Marathon Training? Here’s How to Get Back In Stride

Tags: marathon, marathons, runner, running, sports medicine

Marathon runners push the body’s limit to increase their exercise capacity. But they shouldn't ignore recurrent pain or discomfort that lasts after adequate rest. Find expert tips to recovering from injury.


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5 Best Tips to Get Started Doing Yoga

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Some people think as they get older, they just get less flexible. But yoga can counteract this tendency and do so much more to keep you feeling good. Find five tips to getting started with yoga at any age.


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5 Best Exercises for People with Diabetes

Tags: dancing, diabetes, diabetes treatment, exercise, ketoacidosis, swimming, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, walking, yoga

If you have diabetes, regular exercise offers surprising benefits. As it lowers your stress levels, it lowers your blood sugar level. Find the five best exercises for people with diabetes.