30 Day Wellness Challenge: a Relaxed Finish.

Note: This post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. Learn more here and if you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges. Last week you increased your veggie consumption, today we look at a simple way to bring more relaxation into your…

30 Day Wellness Challenge: Week 3 part 2

Note: This post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. Learn more here and if you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges. Rewarding Exercise This week’s exercise reward is about making your exercise experience more fun. One easy way to do this…

30 Day Wellness Challenge Week 2

Note: This is post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. Learn more here and if you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges. The Reward and Mantra Workouts This week we have two exercise challenges where you learn to use the brain’s…

30 Day Wellness Challenge Week 1

(Note: This is post is part of the New York Times Wellness 30 day challenge. If you want to join in- sign up here. Each week I will post about the daily challenges.) How the Challenge Works Each day you will receive a new challenge (don’t worry, they are designed to be short and fit into…

Join the Trainers

Just like eating a healthy diet, we know that regular physical activity promotes health in a myriad of ways. At the San Francisco Free Clinic, we advocate exercise as a key component of a healthy lifestyle for the prevention and treatment of disease. We offer our patients support in making and achieving exercise goals- from education to…

Step Into Health

Fitbit, iPhone Health App, or old-fashioned pedometers- tracking steps boosts your exercise. Or at least that is what a new study out of England indicates.  Published in the journal PLOS Medicine, researchers tracked physical activity levels of over 1,300 adults 3-4 years after they completed interventions to increase daily steps using pedometers and education. What the…

Protein: Should You Double the Van-Damage?

A recent headline from the New York Times says yes: Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially if You’re Over 40. This is based on a review of the evidence published this month in The British Journal of Sports Medicine. What Did the Study Find? The researchers looked at 49 studies including 1683 participants, lasting at least…