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According to a 2023 report from the CDC, only 28% of US adults met combined aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity guidelines, 150 minutes of moderate exercise and two days of muscle strengthening per week, despite the well-known benefits of physical activity as it relates to
the prevention of chronic disease. Increasing your activity doesn't need to be complicated: taking the stairs, parking in the farthest spot in a parking lot, having a dance party with your kids, or scheduling a walk with a friend all count! The best exercise is one that you enjoy and will motivate you to reach your physical activity goals every day.
A 2022 study shows that taking 8,600 steps per day can prevent weight gain and adding 2,400 steps can reduce obesity risk. Walking 10,000 steps per day can reduce dementia risk by 50%, and even 3,800 steps can reduce it by 25%. According to another study, a brisk pace of 112 steps per minute for 30 minutes can lead to a 62% reduction in dementia risk. This study followed 78,500 people who wore step counters for seven days.
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In these nonaerobic, movement-based therapies, participants learn controlled breathing which helps reduce stress and anxiety often linked to disease and illness. All classes are offered weekly at no cost to patients and their caregivers. Learn more about Integrative Medicine Classes.
These classes help build strength, soothe the mind, improve posture, flexibility, and balance, sharpen concentration and enable relaxation through Yoga. Classes include Yoga for MS and Other Neurological Disorders, Yoga for Cancer, and Gentle Yoga Therapy
These beginner-level classes incorporate slow, comfortable movements and combine breathing, mindfulness, and gentle stretching. Classes include Tai Chi and Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Neurological Disorders.
If you have a passion for yoga, check out our new programs including the Yoga Studies Certificate that focuses on the history, theory, philosophy, and practice of yoga and how it can benefit your everyday life as well as Yoga Teacher Training that prepares you to become a yoga instructor.
Courses include MEDS 2091 Philosophy of Yoga and MEDS 2092 Medication through Movement: The Benefits of Tai Chi
Our goal is to work with you to create a personalized self-care plan that you can implement and sustain with your lifestyle.
At your lifestyle medicine consultation, you will initially meet with your physician or nurse practitioner for one hour. They will learn about your personal, medical and family history; your dietary, exercise and sleep habits; your sources of stress and coping mechanisms, and then will assess your health concerns and evaluate your symptoms, order any necessary tests and create mutually agreed upon lifestyle prescriptions.
To schedule a consultation, call 513-475-9567.
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