Why Kids Heart Health Matters : Dr.Kim Blog

Why Heart Health Matters In Kids

Why Heart Health Matter In Kids

It is no surprise to find the American Heart Association promoting the importance of exercise for our younger generation. While the obvious might be right before our nose, we can minimize or overlook the absolute importance. 

Sedentary lifestyles create apathetic body systems; quite simply we are made for movement. Lack of physical activity is a major risk for stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, low levels of the good cholesterol (HDL,) diabetes and contributes to the development of coronary artery disease. Continue reading “Why Heart Health Matters In Kids”

Easy Ways to Ease Muscle Soreness : Dr. Kim Blog

Easy Ways to Ease Muscle Soreness

Easy Ways To Ease Muscle Soreness

Even when you feel great mentally after a strong workout, your muscles may be sore. This soreness is inflammation of the fibers. There are some easy ways to help ease the discomfort and avoid potential injury.

REST

The body is the most effective healer but to accomplish this it needs time and space to mend. Doing so will give you added strength when you pick up your exercise routine again, creating better results.  Exercise is wonderful, but don’t push yourself to the point of injury.  Listen to your body.  Continue reading “Easy Ways to Ease Muscle Soreness”

The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes : Dr Kim's Blog

The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes

The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes

The number of athletes is growing daily. There are approximately 36 million people who run on a regular basis in the United States. Manhattan, NY boasts that in 2010 there are about 200,000 people who ride their bike every day! These numbers are truly amazing and will continue to grow with the popularity of triathlons, marathons and cycling events just to name a few. The participation in and the number of club sports teams for basketball, hockey, baseball, softball, tennis and volleyball continues to grow every year. With these growing numbers of participants comes a growing need for better nutrition and orthopedic care and even personal fitness programs. Continue reading “The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes”