Exercise

Heart Rate Variability: What It Is and Why It’s Important

When a doctor measures your heart rate, he or she will usually give you a number, typically between 60 and 90 beats per minute. Yet your heart does not beat like an unchanging metronome, i.e., the intervals vary between one heartbeat and the next. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is the beat-to-beat variation in consecutive heartbeats…

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Why I Love the Dailey Method Spin Class

Spin class may not be the first place you think of when it comes to alignment and strengthening your pelvic floor. Until now. Recently I tried the Dailey Cycle spin classes, part of the Dailey Method barre class franchise, and was delighted by what I found. If you’ve heard of Tabata, it’s another version of…

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To Run or Not to Run? Dr. Sara's Report Card: Running Earns …

Oh, the love-hate relationship with running. On the one hand, you get to exercise outdoors, up close with the trees or on the beach while burning calories and increasing cardiovascular fitness, unless you’re confined to a treadmill in your garage or gym. Running is efficient, which became increasingly important to me when I had kids. On…

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Dr. Sara's Top 3 Questions: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Sara's Top 3 Questions: for Good Health

When it comes to female hormonal conditions, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is probably one you’ve heard of. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age have PCOS. That means someone in your female tribe – sister, friend, co-worker –…

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