Friday, January 03, 2003

January 2003 Newsletter

FHN Complementary Medicine Monthly Newsletter January 2003

Its after the Holidays and time to get serious about your health!!

Let's talk exercise!

Current studies show that 10 minutes of aerobic exercise twice a day is as effective as 20-30 minutes at one time. So for you that can't get to the gym or can't afford 30 minutes at a time, this is great news! Be creative--aerobic can be a fast walk, bouncing on a mini tramp or large exercise ball, jump rope and of course any aerobic exercise equipment, or any combination of the aforementioned.

Further studies indicate that breathing exercises are very effective in weight management and health and healing. This can be as simple as lying on your back with knees bent and controlling your inhale and exhale. Start at a 4 count and work up to a ten count.

January starts the Get Fit Program. For those who like the discipline of classes, Fitness Lifestyles is teaming up with FHN and allowing non-members to use the facility (including all classes) for a small monthly fee.

I will be teaching an interval class (aerobic and weight training) as well as Qi Gong-a Chinese form of movement similar to Tai Chi, incorporating stretch and breathing. Please check with Fitness Lifestyles for times and dates.

Exercise is part of your daily life and should not be looked upon as a chore. I encourage you to find what works for you and stick to it!!

Good luck

Drs Julie and Glenn Smith

Complementary Medicine

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