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Use Core Strategies to Stay Healthy during Life’s Ups & Downs

By Dr. Kushner / February 15, 2021 /

You are probably all too familiar with the drill – you lose weight and feel good but when life throws you a curveball, you stop doing the healthy lifestyle behaviors that kept your weight under control. Though the specific life challenge can vary from person to person (examples may include a new illness or injury,…

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Budget Friendly Healthy Eating & Exercise Tips

By Dr. Kushner / January 10, 2021 /

Is a healthy lifestyle expensive? Because we live in a world where tasty, tempting foods high in calories, fat, salt and sugar are abundant and cheap while a physically active lifestyle seems out of reach for those unable to afford an expensive fitness club membership or home exercise equipment, many people think it is. But…

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Use Exercise ‘Snacks’ to Feel Better, Improve Health

By Dr. Kushner / December 6, 2020 /

It’s no secret that we all sit too much – working at our desks, driving in our cars and relaxing on the couch. A small study published online in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, looked at the effects that stair climbing exercise ‘snacks’…

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Improve Energy Level and Mood to Help you through the Holidays

By Dr. Kushner / November 21, 2020 /

Holiday times are usually a time when you need high energy for all the family get-togethers, gift buying and cooking that are piled onto your day-to-day routine. But this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, family gatherings will be smaller, big meal festivities will be downsized and gift buying…

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Build Skillpower, Not Willpower to Manage Weight

By Dr. Kushner / September 10, 2020 /

If you’re like many of my patients, you may blame yourself for being overweight and feel your lack of success is due to a lack of willpower. But just as I tell patients, I will tell you also. Being overweight is due to multiple factors, is not your fault and cannot be wished or willed…

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3 Tips to Overcome Health Habit Fatigue

By Dr. Kushner / June 13, 2020 /

When you start something new, whether it’s a healthy eating plan, a new workout program or even pandemic-related safety practices, many people tend to be gung-ho. But as time goes on, motivation can wane along with those new health practices – especially if they have not become ingrained as daily habits. When my patients experience…

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Tips to Boost Movement (and Mood!) despite Disrupted Schedules

By Dr. Kushner / May 13, 2020 /

My recent telehealth visits reveal that changed schedules during this stay at home pandemic have uprooted exercise programs for many. No more health club visits, workouts with a personal trainer, spin classes, morning walks with a friend or exercising at home while kids are at school. Working remotely can also lead to more sedentary behaviors.…

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Manage Stress during Stay at Home Order

By Dr. Kushner / April 20, 2020 /

With emotions high during the Covid-19 pandemic, feeling stressed may be your new normal. You may feel overwhelmed, have a lack of focus and concentration, have worrisome thoughts that cloud your head or be aware of tension in your neck and shoulders. This may lead to trouble sleeping, turning to food or alcohol for self-soothing…

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5 Ways Getting Support will Support Healthy Weight Loss

By Dr. Kushner / February 4, 2020 /

Getting healthy should not be a secret mission. Changing your mindset from “I have to do this by myself” to “Let’s do this together” can go a long way to moving you in the right direction toward weight loss and improved health. Losing weight and getting healthier take commitment and motivation – 2 things that…

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Don’t Deprive Yourself, Give to Yourself: 5 Ways to Give your Weight Loss Program a Boost

By Dr. Kushner / January 12, 2020 /

It’s the time of year when articles with diet deprivation tips abound, telling you to ‘ban all sugar from your diet’ or ‘eat all foods between noon and 8 PM’. And because losing weight and getting healthier are really important to you, you challenge yourself to follow these rules in hopes that this year will…

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