Tag: physical activity

What Does an Obesity Medicine Clinician Do?

What Does an Obesity Medicine Clinician Do?

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 25, 2019

A specialist in obesity medicine would look to offer a comprehensive treatment plan for those affected by the disease of overweight and obesity, they would offer psychological, behavioral as well as nutrition and possibly pharmacotherapy. The first thing I do is I always assess every patient individually and get their background, their medical history, their […]

The science is in: Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight

The science is in: Exercise isn’t the best way to lose weight

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments October 4, 2019

We have this idea that if we want to lose weight, we join a gym on January 1st, we start working out regularly, and eventually we’ll slim down. Well, here’s some bad news. I read more than sixty studies on this, and it turns out exercise is actually pretty useless when it comes to weight […]

Kinesiology at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, UMass Amherst

Kinesiology at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, UMass Amherst

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment September 25, 2019

[MUSIC PLAYING] I chose to pursue a degree in kinesiology because of my passion to help others in health-related aspects. My area specifically is looking at multiple sclerosis and how exercise interventions can be a non-pharmaceutical way to improve physical balance and quality of life. If you like to be challenged, if you want to […]

Making Health Easier: Healthy Changes Start in Preschool

Making Health Easier: Healthy Changes Start in Preschool

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment September 5, 2019

Inhale. Exhale. Again. Inhale, exhale one more time. Inhale okay, we’re ready to start our day. My name is Claudia Mendoza and for the past five years I’ve been working with preschoolers. Child obesity it’s a problem in the U.S. and it’s a growing epidemic, but what worries me the most, it’s something that could […]

HANDS UP | 2- Exploring Physical & Health Literacy

HANDS UP | 2- Exploring Physical & Health Literacy

By Bryan Wright 2 Comments September 4, 2019

Let’s look at these two people here. We’ll call this guy Marco, and this girl Kim. They’re just random teenagers. Nothing too crazy. Although, really, these are drawings so why be boring, right? There you go, Marco. Have some ‘spring-feet’. They look great. Now, the big difference between Kim and Marco is that Kim leads […]

Physical Activity and Heart Health

Physical Activity and Heart Health

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 29, 2019

exercise helps a damaged heart to work more efficiently exercise also helps to decrease symptoms such as chest discomfort control blood pressure reduce weight and improve diabetes exercise may also lower your stress and make you feel better about yourself it’s a key to lifelong physical independence your exercise goal is at least 30 minutes […]

HANDS UP | 1 – Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy

HANDS UP | 1 – Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy

By Bryan Wright 7 Comments August 28, 2019

Here we have two kids. A boy named Sanjay, and a girl named April. Sanjay and April are kids just like you. Although they are cartoons. I guess they’re not exactly just like you now are they? Maybe I’ll give them jetpacks. Why not? You know what? Maybe jetpacks are a bad idea. My bad. […]

We Know What a Healthy Diet Is.  Now Can We Stop Arguing About It?

We Know What a Healthy Diet Is. Now Can We Stop Arguing About It?

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 18, 2019

I routinely point out that we could eliminate 80 percent of all chronic disease by using what we know. And we don’t do that. We really bog down in bickering about do we know what we know and is this part of what we know more important than that part of what we know. And […]

Complementary Health Approaches: Meditation

Complementary Health Approaches: Meditation

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment August 15, 2019

[MUSIC] DR. RODGERS: Many people use meditation as a way to improve their health and well-being. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the National Institutes of Health. My colleague, Dr. Josie Briggs, director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at NIH, explains: DR. BRIGGS: Meditation is a mind and body practice that […]

Help Patients Take Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

Help Patients Take Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

By Bryan Wright 1 Comment August 9, 2019

[NARRATOR] One in four new prescriptions for hypertension medications are never filled. A major problem when 70% of U.S. adults over 65 have high blood pressure, and only half of them have it under control. Even hypertensive patients covered by Medicare Part D have high rates of non-adherence, too often skipping doses, taking the wrong […]