Experts agree: 150 minutes each week of cardiovascular exercise, plus a couple of sessions of strength training will meet your body’s need for physical activity. Reaching that point improves your health in a wide range of ways, from increasing heart health and bone health to reducing cancer risks and improving mental health. But how realistic […]
Category Archives: MANA Family Medicine
5 Health Benefits of Tai Chi
Is the upcoming New Year the time you take up healthy regular exercise? Or are you looking for a health practice to keep you stress-free and comfortable during the holidays? Tai Chi is an option to consider. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that can be done in groups or individually, sitting or […]
Understanding Strep Throat
Respiratory infections like RSV, COVID-19, and the flu are in the headlines right now. But there are other causes of some common symptoms of respiratory infections. Strep throat is one. Strep throat is a respiratory infection of the upper respiratory tract, but it is not caused by a virus. Unlike COVID-19, RSV, and the flu, […]
MANA Voted the Best of Northwest Arkansas 2022!
Each year, The Best of Northwest Arkansas Reader’s Poll tabulates the votes of thousands of people in Northwest Arkansas. The results show the services that people in Northwest Arkansas love the most. Each year, MANA clinics show up on this list of winners. Here are the honorees for 2022. WINNER – BEST MEDICAL CLINICS MANA […]
The Absolute Essentials for a Healthy Thanksgiving
You’ve made it through Halloween, and you might still be working on that last bag of fun size Snickers bars, but you haven’t yet reached the point where every day includes a plate of Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving is the next big temptation hurdle when you’re trying to maintain healthy habits during the holidays. For too […]
Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Risk
Parkinson’s disease is a lifelong, progressive condition that develops when the brain stops making dopamine, a natural chemical involved with controlling our body’s movements. It is classified as a movement disease, because it affects mobility with tremors, stiffness, and balance problems. It can also show other symptoms that are not associated with movement, such as […]
Is Soy Good for You?
Soy beans turn up in a lot of processed foods, and also in soy-based foods and drinks like edamame, tofu, and soy milk. Soy is also found in soy sauce, miso, and other flavorings. It’s considered a low-fat, low cholesterol alternatives to animal foods. But is soy good for you? Soybeans provide protein and a […]
5 Top Tips for Bone and Joint Health
Skeletons are showing up as our neighbors decorate for Halloween, but our own skeletons are important all year long. The decisions we make every day affect our bone health, so here are our five top tips for keeping your bones strong and your joints supple! Get your cardio Weight-bearing exercise, like walking, dancing, or playing […]
September Is Healthy Aging Month!
What’s involved in healthy aging? First, get rid of some myths about health and aging. 6 Myths about Healthy Aging Next, the CDC recommends a program called “10 Keys to Healthy Aging,” developed by the University of Pittsburgh. 10 Keys to Healthy Aging Lower systolic blood pressure. Track your blood pressure, and work to get […]
Lifestyle Changes for Health…and Reality
Your doctor has probably suggested some lifestyle changes for you. If you have gout, you should avoid red meat, sodas, and alcohol. If you have diabetes, you should count carbs and exercise regularly. If you’re generally healthy, you should quit smoking, get your cardio and eat your vegetables. Chances are you agree when your doctor […]