Your Personal Best

Your Personal Best: Smoothie options

When you're making or buying a smoothie, make sure it contains the things you need and not the things you don't. Here are some ideas for nutrient rich smoothies. Electrolytes are important,…

Your Personal Best: Side leg lift

As we get older, it's so important to strengthen our leg muscles, especially the lower extremities. This simple exercise can help you do just that, and all you need to do…

Your Personal Best: Exercises for balance

As we get older we tend to lose strength. When that happens, mobility is lost as well. Here are two simple exercises that can counteract that negative process, and how…

Your Personal Best: Holiday Stress

The holidays are meant to be joyous but can also bring stress and anxiety. Besides exercise, good nutrition and getting enough sleep, the American Psychological Association recommends three major coping techniques.…

Your Personal Best: Staying Hydrated

As the weather gets cooler, you may not be thinking about the importance of hydration with water. According to the U.S. Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, men should be consuming…

Your Personal Best: Seated Leg Lift

  Sitting for long periods of time can decrease overall body strength, but there are some simple exercises you can do to help. This exercise is called the double leg lift, and here's…

Your Personal Best: Antioxidants

  During cold and flu season it's important that you get plenty of nutrients in your diet, especially foods high in antioxidants known as flavonoids, said Dr. Milady Murphy.…

Your Personal Best: Exercise and breast cancer

Exercise can be an important tool in reducing the risk of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. "Exercise regulates the hormones insulin and estrogen," Murphy said. "And…

Your Personal Best: Heel-toe exercise

As we get older, we tend to lose muscle endurance and strength. Dr. Milady Murphy has an exercise that can counteract that negative process, especially in the abdominal area and legs.…

Your Personal Best: Digestion and fiber

  As we age, our digestive and immune systems tend to slow down. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, one way to build up the immune system and increase motility…

Your Personal Best: Side Bend Stretch

This simple side bend stretch helps with back flexibility and offers relief for lower back pain. Here's how you do it: While seated, widen your feet to hip-width apart Bring…

Your Personal Best: Chair squat

  These days, most people are sitting down longer than they should. But you can do a little something to counteract the negative without moving away from your chair, said Dr.…

Your Personal Best: Cholesterol

  Cholesterol is a waxy-like substance that we make in our body. It is comprised of two types: HDL and LDL. HDL is known as the good cholesterol, or high-density lypoprotein. It's…

Your Personal Best: Blood pressure

As we age, it's important to know our blood pressure numbers as part of monitoring our health. Dr. Milady Murphy said knowing the systolic, or top number, and the diastolic, or…

Your Personal Best: Heel lifts

It should come as no surprise that prolonged sitting isn't good for you. In fact, it can increase the risk of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association, and elevate…

Your Personal Best: Healthy snacking

Most snack foods come packaged and processed, loaded with sodium, fats and sugar and contain little to no nutritional value. But there are healthy snacks out there, especially if you learn…

Your Personal Best: Balance exercise

As we get older, we lose muscle. As we lose muscle, we lose our strength and balance. But Dr. Milady Murphy has a simple exercise called walking the tightrope that can…

Your Personal Best: Upper back stretch

Many of us are using laptops, tablets and phones for long periods of time, which often means hunching forward and putting strain on neck and back muscles. Dr. Milady Murphy…

Your Personal Best: Fighting inflammation

  Inflammation is brought on through arthritis and overuse injuries to our bodies, but certain foods can aggravate or increase inflammation. Foods that are high in trans fats, processed foods and foods…

Your Personal Best: Anti-inflammation foods

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Many people with arthritis or overuse injuries know about inflammation. But many may not know that certain foods can make inflammation worse. "Foods that are high…