Health

EM and Fitness

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Being a doctor means being an advocate for good health. As an Emergency Medicine physician, I care for multiple patients with a variety of complaints, everyday. Whether I’m evaluating a patient with chest pain, high blood pressure, anxiety, or who is pregnant, I counsel them all about important lifestyle factors that I believe can help prevent worsening of current or future disease risk. One of the most important of these lifestyle factors is regular exercise. It is well known that regular aerobic activity can increase energy level, improve mood, and decrease risk for many medical conditions. Despite knowing this association…

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The truth about naps

Monday, March 14, 2016

Who’s ready for a nap? Did you know there is a National Napping Day, in the United States? Let’s talk the truth about naps. Research shows that taking naps can reduce stress and fight fatigue. A short nap can improve performance, alertness, and can help increase your ability to stay awake longer, if necessary. Some tips for proper napping: Nap in the afternoon, if choosing to do so Timing is important; there are many resources out there, but 10-30 minutes seems to be the best length of time to nap and still enhance instead of harm performance later Set an…

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