Fitness & Exercise

Fitness and exercise are extremely important, yet often neglected aspects of a person’s daily life. It is recommended that a person exercise at least four days a week for twenty minutes. Exercise, along with a balanced diet will serve as preventive measures for a multitude of health issues. Exercise is also linked with boosting a person’s mood because it produces serotonin.

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By Brian Ward, MD, MHS
As the leaves begin to fall and the air starts to chill, it’s time to prepare for the fall sports season. Sports are a great way to get the exercise you need while showing some school spirit, however, they are also a common culprit of injury. The best way to lead your team to victory this season is to stay on top of your health. To help you care for your body this fall, I’ve outlined some tips on how athletes can stay safe and healthy in every sport this season.

By Gaurav Vajaria, DPM, FACFAS
From running shoes to bike helmets, your athletic gear is what keeps you on the move. We know it can be tough to say goodbye to your favorite sweat band, but to ensure you remain safe and comfortable during exercise, it is important to recognize when it’s time to make some replacements.
Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise & General Health

By Katherine Parenti, MD
There’s no doubt about it, family schedules are packed with school, sports, play dates and more! Whether your kids are on recreational sports teams or travel leagues, being prepared for weekends full of activities is key to keeping your family healthy, happy and performing at their best.

By Martin Borenstein, MD
Warmer temperatures and sunny days make summertime the perfect time to fine-tune gross motor skills with your toddler. Not only are outdoor activities fun, but they also offer a great opportunity to observe your child’s development. Pediatrician, Martin Borenstein, MD, shares tips to promote both fine and gross motor development.

By Brian Becker, MD
Although there are many steps that women take to prepare for conception, preconception health is important for men as well.

By Winston Rajendram, MD
Whether you’re taking a dip in the neighborhood pool or catching waves at the beach, practicing healthy swimming habits can keep you and your whole family safe this summer.

By Raghu Pulluru, MD
People love riding bikes because it’s a great way to get exercise; it has low-impact on your joints as you rotate your legs thousands of times during a typical ride. But small issues with your biking technique can cause big problems over time, including knee pain, the most common lower body injury in the sport.
Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise & Joints & Tissue

Spring is here and many of us are heading outdoors to exercise. But before you jump into exercise and activities, it’s important to take some simple steps to avoid strains and sprains – some of the most common sports injuries.
Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise & General Health

By Diana Tabor, DPM, AACFAS
Feet are our foundation – they provide us with balance, distribute weight and assist with ambulation of our bodies forward, backward and laterally. With so much resting on our feet – literally – it’s crucial to take good care of them for whole body health. This is especially important when we engage in athletic activities when we put more stress and strain on our bodies for longer periods of time.

Whether from overuse or pitching for an extended period of time, elbow injuries are becoming more common in both professional and amateur athletes. As a solution for such injuries, Tommy John Surgery can be recommended to patients who are experiencing symptoms and who have tried other forms of therapy without success. At DuPage Medical Group, our providers are trained to treat patients from surgery through therapy, helping you get back into the game.

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