Tai Chi Workouts for the Whole Body

By Jeffrey Beck
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A few weeks ago at Channel 2, Mary and I talked about a low impact, slow moving workout known as Tai Chi. It’s a non-violent form of the martial arts derived from the Chinese. The exercises we did work the upper and lower body, help build muscular strength, increase flexibility balance and are quite relaxing. Tai Chi also has many meditative properties. It’s great for everyone but especially the older population.

Simple exercises to get you ready for ski season

By Jeffrey Beck
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As we reach the height of the ski season, you may be experiencing soreness in muscle groups such as your back, glutes, and thighs. In order to get the most out of the rest of your time on the slopes there are several simple exercises you can do at home to strengthen these areas in addition to improving your your balance.

Ask the Expert - Common Myths of Heart Disease Webcast

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John Day, MD, cardiologist with the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center, has compiled a list of common myths he has encountered during his years in practice. Join him on Friday, August 9 at 12 p.m. (MST) for a live Ask the Expert webcast to address these common myths.​

3 Simple Behaviors to Prevent Chronic Disabilities

By John D Day MD
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According to the World Health Organization, the average American is disabled with chronic illnesses by age 68. Given that the average life expectancy in the United States is 78, that means that we can look forward to being disabled with chronic illnesses the last 10 years of our life!  If the average age of retirement is 65 then that means there are just three “golden years” for the typical American. How depressing!​