Dr. Ann

Simply taking a brisk 30-40 minute walk most days offers the following stunning rewards: A 35% reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. A 30 – 50% reduction in the risk of premature death. A 35% reduction in the risk of heart attacks and strokes. A 30% reduction in arthritic knee pain. Relief […]

Exercise is a godsend for those with anxiety disorders. That was the upshot of a pivotal new study evaluating how a prescribed regimen of regular physical activity impacted anxiety scores.  For this study 286 adults suffering from clinical anxiety syndromes, some for over a decade, were placed in one of three study groups. Group 1 […]

Exercising at any point in the day is great, but here are some reasons getting your movement in early may be best: It begins the day on a positive “healthy” note that can set the tone for the rest of the day. It provides an opportunity to tackle and fully complete an activity critical for […]

In one of the most uplifting studies I have reviewed, researchers reported that as little as a few minutes of physical activity in the great outdoors provides a significant mental lift. In the evaluation, which included over 1,100 people of all ages and genders, scientists determined that just 5 minutes of “green exercise” (physical activity in […]

A clinical trial from the University of Exeter reported that we can eat our way to more energy with the venerable beet.  The 8 young males in the study who consumed beet juice for 8 consecutive days prior to cycling on an exercise bike were able to cycle up to 16% longer than when they consumed […]

Dr. Ann’s Vegetable Lasagna Serves 8 This is one of my favorite ways to get kids that “hate” veggies to eat them! Ingredients 9 lasagna noodles (Barilla “no boiling required” brand is easiest) 1, 8-oz. container of sliced, fresh mushrooms 1 cup pre-packaged shredded carrots 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tbsp EVOO 1, 15-oz. can […]

Maintaining normal metabolic function is at the bedrock for staying healthy and feeling great. Here is the complete list of directives for maintaining, improving or normalizing your metabolic health: Keep your weight in a healthy range (especially belly size) or lose weight if overweight. Exercise most days – a combination of aerobic (brisk walking) and […]

Thanks to a remarkable report, “no time for exercise” may be a poor excuse. In follow-up to an earlier study that found very brief bouts of high-intensity exercise were just as effective as much longer periods of moderate exercise – scientists have now shown that this method, dubbed HIT for short, doesn’t even have to be […]

In what was arguably the most resounding scientific affirmation of the phenomenal power of healthy living to keep chronic disease largely under wraps, researchers reporting in the Archives of Internal Medicine (August 09) found that adhering to 4 lifestyle practices slashes the risk of developing our biggest killers. Based on this powerful study, people who… avoid […]

If you want to burn more fat during your morning workout, do it before your breakfast. Exercise physiologists wanted to see how a morning workout affected food intake and fat burning. To evaluate, they had 12 fit males exercise on a treadmill at 10 AM either before or after eating breakfast. Following the exercise, all […]

Metabolism is the process by which your body uses fuel provided by foods you eat to produce energy at the cellular level. Of all the things you could do to ensure a healthy, robust metabolism – nothing is more effective than regular physical activity. The reason is simple – exercise can enhance metabolism through four […]

If you want to improve your sleep – get moving! In a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation – the results were compelling – exercise is fantastic for sleep. Highlights from this evaluation included the following: 75% of the exercisers reported very good or fairly good sleep quality vs. 56% in non-exercisers. Vigorous exercisers […]