HealthCorps® is a proactive movement and vehicle for research and intervention, co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz to fight obesity by empowering American students to become health agents of change in their communities. HealthCorps administers a high school mentoring program in 11 states, conducts community outreach through Fit Town™ to enhance residents’ wellness... More
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What exercises can help to alleviate my lower back pain?Recently, researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel discovered that a home-based walking... Full Post 09/05/2013
Can I rate my risk of becoming addicted to prescription painkillers?Having addictions in your family is considered a risk factor for developing addictions. Patients... Full Post 09/05/2013
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How can I stick with an exercise regimen while on vacation?Between jet lag and the disruption of being away from your regular routine, you may be challenged... Full Post 09/05/2013
What are good sources of vitamin D?Vitamin D is associated with helping to maintain bone density, supporting a strong immune system,... Full Post 09/05/2013
Is it true that pain is a sign you’re getting the most from your workout?A little soreness is OK, but significant pain in a muscle or joint can mean that you over-stressed... Full Post 09/05/2013
Is it true that stretching before exercise primes muscles for the workout?Recently, experts have taken a new stance on stretching and workouts, strongly suggesting that a... Full Post 09/05/2013
Can a lack of sleep make me eat more junk food?A recent study in the journal Nature Communications used special imaging to look at the brains of... Full Post 09/05/2013
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- What can my children and I do to keep active, since we live in the city?
- Good news! Being active doesn’t requ...More
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- I never suggest finding a new running part...More
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Are My Flip Flops Causing Me Pain?
Jun 29, 2011
When you wear flip flops your shin muscles tend to work harder. There is also typically a thin sole on... Full Post