Physical Activity Improves Brain Health

June 21, 2022

Dr. Mary Rose Strickland When asked about benefits of physical activity, most people can list off that it is good for your heart and cardiovascular health, for your muscle and bone health, but did you know it could keep your brain healthy, too? Physical Activity can improve memory, reduce anxiety and depression, and has even

Focus on Strength, Balance Exercises to Prevent Falls

June 21, 2022

By: Dr. Mary Rose Strickland During a time when the U.S. is so focused on reducing the cost of overall medical expenses there is a staggering number that, according to medical professionals, could be significantly reduced through preventative care: $67.7 billion. That, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was the total projected

Social Connectedness vs. Social Media: How’s your Emotional Health?

June 14, 2022

Being connected to others can do more than just put a smile on your face.  Longevity, health, and physiologic measures, such as heart rate, improve with positive interaction and connection with others where mutual care and concern are present.  Connecting with others and nurturing in a mutual way activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which contrasts

Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

June 14, 2022

By Dr. Mary Rose Strickland It turns out our furry friends have more to offer us than companionship and unconditional love. Multiple studies show that dog owners are generally healthier and more likely to meet national fitness benchmarks than non-owners.  How likely? According to the American Heart Association, dog owners are 54 percent more likely

The Power of Vitamin D

June 9, 2022

Vitamin D makes the list of under consumed nutrients that most of us lack in our bodies. Vitamin D is important for keeping bones strong, absorbing calcium (which further helps to keep bones strong and healthy) and work with parathyroid glands. Deficiency can be associated with mood changes, bone loss, muscle cramps (or weakness), bone