Kimberly Smith, a health educator with The Austin Diagnostic Clinic’s Weight Loss and Health Risk Management program, introduces us to stand up paddleboarding, a low-impact activity that can be a fun alternative exercise option.
ADC’s Kimberly Smith, who happens to be a hula hooper, took her hoop with her for stand up paddle boarding! After getting comfortable on the board, she decided to try it out. Quite a crowd gathered on the shore of Lady Bird Lake to watch.
Hula hooping for adults is booming in Austin, and there’s a good reason. It’s great exercise and it’s fun, according to Kimberly Smith, a health educator with ADC’s Weight and Health Risk Management department, as well as an avid hula hooper.
ADC Educator Kim Fry stopped by two chat on twitter about exercise and how to make the most of it.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most or all days of the week for healthy people. But that doesn’t necessarily mean running out and joining a gym or hiring a personal trainer. It can be as simple as putting on your shoes and walking out the door.
Most of us older than 50 have experienced an ache or pain, a mysterious, lingering bit of discomfort that doesn’t seem to go away quite as quickly as it once did. Check the calendar. It could be that the lingering is simply due to the passage of time, and you need to modify or begin an exercise program to help you stay healthy as you age.
More than 80 staff members of The Austin Diagnostic Clinic participated yesterday in the American Heart Association National Start Walking Day.
Physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease, our nation’s No. 1 killer. Start walking at work and start reducing your risk. Let this be your first move toward adopting a heart-healthy work style. You could gain about two hours of life expectancy for every one hour of regular, vigorous exercise.
With so many different exercise plans and differing expert opinions, knowing how and what to do for exercise can be tricky. With this app from the iTunes store, women can have all the tools they need at their fingertips.
The one method that always seems to truly work when it comes to staying in shape is probably the simplest one of all: exercising and eating right.
Healthcare specialists all over the country agree that adopting a healthier lifestyle is the only sure-fire way to successfully lose weight and, more importantly, keep it off.