Tag Archives: exercise

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THE PYRAMID MODEL OF HEALTH AND DISEASE

As a physician passionate about health, I constantly search for answers to discover why so many people live a “DISEASED” life. After creating the following pyramid, I realized that good quality health produced a broad base to this structure, but occupied a much smaller vertical component. The four bottom rows qualify as the “HEALTHY” foundation. […]

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CREATING ACCOUNTABILITY

When it comes to our jobs, accountability often determines whether our paycheck reflects an increase or not. Knowing that someone or some group will evaluate job performance adds a level of accountability to the work performed. When it comes to exercise, ACCOUNTABILITY is another concept that helps incentivize people to stay on track. For most […]

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HOMEWORK & HEALTH

If you go to your doctor for your annual physical, what do you expect? height and weight check blood pressure reading auscultate (listen to) heart sounds with a stethoscope maybe auscultate the lung fields review prescription medications blood and urine test SOUND ABOUT RIGHT? . Then we wait for the lab reports and the “thumbs […]

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Santa Claus’s Transition

Originally, this story was going to be based on modern day times. In keeping with the latest trends, Santa Claus’s transition was going to look something like the following: . As a traditionalist, I decided to avoid such controversy and to instead reveal the “TRUE STORY” of Santa’s health and weight transition. Santa Claus, like […]

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“KNOWING” vs. “UNDERSTANDING” DETERMINES PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY OUTCOMES

When it comes to health, most people already know (to a large degree) the basics. Exercise more, eat less, yada, yada, yada… So why don’t more people follow this accepted protocol to living? It is my opinion that: “KNOWING” vs. “UNDERSTANDING“ is a major reason for non compliance. “KNOWING” the basics doesn’t explain WHY the […]

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How Do We CREATE (CAUSE) Disease And Dysfunction?

Most people think of disease as something we “CATCH.” The flu, chicken pox, sinus infections, are a few examples. Then there are diseases that are non communicable like diabetes, obesity and cancer. Dysfunction is a term that applies to the loss of muscle, vital organs (ex. heart, liver, gastrointestinal tract, etc…) joint, tendon or ligament […]

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HOW GULLIBLE ARE WE?

In the United States we recently had an election. Platform differences between Republicans and Democrats included how to deal with: Social Security Medicare Health Insurance Veteran’s health care Taxes …as well as other topics… Are these not the same topics that have been discussed each and every election for the last 40+ years? What makes […]