Exercise and Hormones for Women over 40

80% of adults don’t even get the minimum recommended amount of exercise recommended by the CDC and similar public health organizations - 2 days per week of strength training and 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic exercise.(1)  Exercise for women over 40 is essential.  But, it's important to consider a number of factors before starting a fitness program. Starting with an intense spinning, Cross Fit, or other training program…

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Healthy Fats for Female Athletes

Over the last few decades, there has been a lot of confusion about how much fat female athletes should eat and what types of fat are healthy.  When it comes to dietary fat recommendations for female athletes, there is a lot of good data that demonstrates the cardiovascular and performance benefits of eating the "right size" amount of healthy fat, not too much and not too little. Additionally, the latest…

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Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout?

Healthcare and wellness providers have been through so much in the last few years, and burnout and compassion fatigue are more prevalent than ever. Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout? I want to share with you The 5 Root Causes of Women’s Health Professional Burnout. But first, let me tell you a little story… It was January of 2007.  I had just started a new job working as…

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An Interesting Pilot Study on Diet and Exercise to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

It is well known that eating healthfully and exercising can help to reduce breast cancer risk.  But, there are still many questions about what specific influences diet and exercise can have on cancer risk factors.  Researchers performed a pilot diet and exercise intervention to look at lifestyle factors on breast cancer risk markers in seven obese postmenopausal women (Carpenter, et al., 2012.)  Each woman was prescribed a calorie restricted diet.…

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Back Pain | Integrative Pelvic Health Institute

How to Prevent and Relieve Back Pain: Guest Post from Dr. Joe Tatta

As clinicians we often think about how to treat a diagnosis.  But, as we shift to thinking of our patients as clients and empowering them to take more responsibility for their health, we shift to thinking about how to help them build resilience in their physiologic systems, lifestyles, and emotional-spiritual lives. My friend and colleague, Dr. Joe Tatta, DPT, has just released a new program to help those who struggle…

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#BeTheInspiration | IPHI

Be the Inspiration in 2015

It's a cold, rainy day here in Houston.  I find myself with a quiet moment in the midst of this holiday week of celebration, and I felt inspired to write to you about how 2015 can be the best year yet for you and the women in your practice and in your life. #BeTheInspiration "Be the inspiration!" is the idea that The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute is built on. "Be…

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Stealth Fitness: An easy way to fit more movement into your day

I'm thrilled to share this guest post with you from one of my top students, Dr. Brianne Grogan, DPT.  Now that I spend so much time writing and so much less time running around the hospital floors, this is an issue that's become very important in my own life.  I just read a study yesterday that showed that standing and taking a walk for just five minutes every hour can…

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