Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Fitness can be measured in different ways, such as testing for speed, heart and lung endurance, as well as muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. In addition to how you feel during physical activity, another way to assess fitness is to determine the amounts of muscle and fat in the body, such as through dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA).  We are one of the few centers in the area with DXA scan capabilities and expertise.

Increased physical activity can improve your body composition, body weight, and body metabolism. Physical activity, including physical exercise is an important component to body health (physical and mental).  The optimal physical activity for you will be dependent upon your medical conditions, readiness, expectations, and goals.  In some cases, we may recommend you first seek an evaluation of your muscles and joints, heart (such as through heart stress tests), and lungs (lung function tests or sleep tests).

All aspects of our one-on-one personalized evaluation and treatment recommendations are targeted towards your individual needs. We personalize our nutritional recommendations based upon the scientific evidence, and most of all, your choices.