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Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself. Melanie Cole brings you the best tips from lifestyle and fitness experts, including guests from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Weekend Warrior Benefits & Drawbacks

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: How can you get fitness benefits while staying safe as a weekend warrior?
Air Date: 8/1/17
Duration: 11:02
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Ken Redcross, MD
Dr. Ken RedcrossDr. Ken Redcross, MD, is founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of healthcare services and holistic and wellness counseling.

As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States, Redcross’s patient portfolio includes executives, athletes and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life. His focus on developing the patient-doctor bond is a unique characteristic of his concierge services that allows for a more strategic and customized approach to each patient’s healthcare plan.

Redcross earned his medical degree from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. He has extensive on-camera experience with major national television shows including The Doctors, HLN’s Nancy Grace, The Insider and E! Entertainment Television.
  • Guest Facebook Account: : www.facebook.com/KenRedcrossMD
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrRedcross
About one in three Americans get the Center for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) recommended amount of exercise each week. It can be tough to fit in fitness with all of the demands of daily life.

What if you’re a weekend warrior because you can’t keep a daily fitness schedule?

You can get the same mortality benefits from two days of fitness per week. But, you need to follow some guidelines to prevent injuries caused by intense workouts.

DO:
  • Stretch and warm up properly.
  • Cool down by slowing down with the same exercise you were doing.
  • Find a way to deal with muscle aches, like with an arnica montana gel or cream.
  • Eat restorative foods. Blueberries, boiled eggs and salmon are great for restoring your body.
DON’T:
  • Have intense back-to-back workouts both days.
  • Obsess with one activity.
  • Push yourself too far because of your ego.
If you choose to walk for exercise, make sure you walk briskly enough that you can’t talk while you’re moving.

Be sure to find something you love to keep you engaged with fitness.

Listen as Dr. Ken Redcross joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to avoid injuries as a weekend warrior.
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