exercise to manage Type 2 diabetes

Get moving to help manage your Type 2 diabetes

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disease that affects the way the body utilizes glucose (sugar), which is the essential fuel our body needs to function and survive. Insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas, is necessary to help deliver glucose to our cells.…

exercise for breast cancer survivors

The benefits of exercise for breast cancer survivors

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN Over the past two decades, exercise-oncology research, particularly with breast cancer, has made great strides and revealed very positive results. The research confirms that “exercise plays a vital role in improving cardiopulmonary function, psychological events, muscular strength, and endurance in breast cancer survivors” (1).

Pilates Reformer

By Danielle Johnson, RDN, CDN Pilates is a physical fitness system whose benefits include improved flexibility, increased muscle strength (specifically abdominal, low back, hips, butt – AKA the core muscles), and improved balance/stability. Pilates focuses on using intense concentration during exercises that are performed in slow, small sets and can be modified for any persons…

Swim your way to good health

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CSOWN, CDN We all know that being active and exercising are essential to good health. The benefits of exercise include weight loss and maintenance, better glucose control, bone health and stress reduction. The American College of Sports Medicine’s guidelines recommends that healthy adults should get at least 30 minutes…

Staying Active at Home

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CDN Life gets hectic sometimes, and there are many things that demand our attention. Work, school, commuting, and family obligations can be overwhelming at times. Often it’s our physical activity that suffers, although being active and exercising is one of the best ways to reduce stress. Fortunately, even if…

Exercise is Medicine

By Helaine Krasner, RDN, CDN Exercise is defined as bodily exertion for the sake of developing or maintaining physical fitness. We don’t typically think of exercise as a valid treatment for our medical issues, but an overwhelming body of research supports this important component for health. Exercise in the proper dosage is an effective prescription…