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Autism and Exercise

by Dean Heller MD July 30th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Medical
Q: My son is autistic, he is now 14, and I have noticed that when he comes with me to go out jogging, that he seems to be more focused later that day.

He also seems to be in a good mood the entire day if we run in the
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Exercise Programs for the Elderly

by Dean Heller MD July 2nd, 2014| Fitness Expert, Medical
Q: My grandmother lives in a facility with older people, but she is still in pretty good shape. I told her that she should have them start an exercise program there.  What would you recommend for them?

A: There is a growing movement to help older people exercise using technology. 
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Weekly Exercise For Health

by Dean Heller MD June 4th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Medical
Q:  I am 61 and have been taking care of my sick husband for a few years.  I want to start to exercise, so I can be healthy.  How much exercise do I need to do to get the most benefit health wise?

A:  Great question!  Many people exercise to
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Help Losing Weight

by Dean Heller MD May 7th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Medical
Q:  I exercise 5 times a week, and spend over an hour each day at the gym.  I have good muscle tone, and I spend at least half my time doing cardio, but I still have trouble losing weight.  While I feel pretty good, my doctor says I am
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When a Child Should Start a Fitness Routine

by Tom Seman MD FAAP April 23rd, 2014| Fitness Expert, Medical
I am frequently asked about child health and fitness by parents during a child's physical exam. The most common question is when the child should get into a fitness routine. The answer is, earlier than you think. As soon as the child is moving around, the parents should be
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Exercising With Arthritis

by Dean Heller MD April 2nd, 2014| Medical
Q:  I am a 67 year old previously very active woman who has developed arthritis over the past 6 or 7 years.  I was an athlete when I was younger, and even in my 50's I was very active, and frequently ran in triathlons.  This arthritis has really kicked
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Exercise After Being Sedentary

by Dean Heller MD March 5th, 2014| Medical
Q:  My mother is 73 and all winter she stays indoors and then in the spring she goes out to do her usual exercise.  However, she seems to always get hurt early in the spring.  Since this winter has been particularly bad weather wise and she has spent so
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Exercise Options for Older Adults

by Dean Heller MD February 5th, 2014| Medical
Q:  I am 75 and live in Florida, so it is very hot for most of the year.  In addition, I am fairly certain that I have some degree of arthritis, as I cannot chase my dogs as fast as I was able to do previously, especially in the hot

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