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 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

By Rueben Nair, MD
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 Panek, 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.

By Rueben Nair, MD
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.

Learn more about the types of health and wellness apps made available to you and see why our physicians recommend such tools to compliment your healthy lifestyle.

By DuPage Medical Group Primary Care
A large emphasis is placed on what we eat; however, water is the most important thing you consume each day. Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining good health, which can be challenging, especially during warmer weather or with increased activity levels.

By DuPage Medical Group
Our physicians live the importance of staying active all year long. Discover some of their families' favorite spots to be active in the communities in which they live and work.

By Priscilla Carvalho, MD
Build physical activity into the routine to keep your kiddos active during the school year! Pick up great tips from Pediatrician, Dr. Priscilla Carvalho.

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