your personal best

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…

Your Personal Best: Sunscreen

It's no secret that we're in the middle of a long, hot summer. If you're outside for any length of time and are lacking in the melanin department, odds are good a…

Your Personal Best: Belly Breathing

Let's face it. Life is stressful, and we all need a way to cope. One good way? Just breathe. Dr. Milady Murphy said when you're dealing with life's stressors, the American…

Your Personal Best: Staying hydrated

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick As high temperatures continue to oppress the citizens of Tuscaloosa, Dr. Milady Murphy emphasized the importance of staying hydrated. "Every 20 minutes that you're…

Your Personal Best: Ankle exercises

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick As we get older, our muscles just aren't what they used to be. This has an affect not only on our looks, but on…

Your Personal Best: Seated Exercises

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Sometimes, exercise is the last thing we want to do, especially after a long holiday weekend. Dr. Milady Murphy provided two easy exercises that…

Your Personal Best: Walking Sticks

  Walking is an important component to staying healthy as we age, and there's a way you can stay active and move even if you're having trouble taking an all-important walk.…

Your Personal Best: Brain Foods

Foods and nutrients that are good for our heart are also good for our brain, according to the American Brain Foundation. Dr. Milady Murphy says foods that are high in vitamins,…

Your Personal Best: Straight Leg Lifts

Everyone loses muscle mass as they age, and the process starts pretty early. But there are some useful exercises you can use to help keep or even gain muscle tone,…

Your Personal Best: Shoulder shrugs

Here's an exercise you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle or already existing exercise program, designed to strengthen your shoulders and upper back, improve posture and stabilize your neck. It's called…

Your Personal Best: Fighting Frailty

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller People experience several changes as they age, but luckily, one of them can be reversed through a simple additive to one's diet. According to…

Your Personal Best: Getting Outdoors

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller There's more to good health than being physically fit. Sometimes going outside is essential for mental health. "Being outdoors and enjoying nature has a…

Your Personal Best: Straight Arm Plank

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller Exercise is beneficial for a healthy lifestyle, but it can be difficult starting out. Dr. Milady Murphy has a simple toning exercise that works…

Your Personal Best: All About Fats

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller Although people tend to think fat is bad news, not all fat is weighed equally. According to the American Heart Association, different fats affect the…

Your Personal Best: Salt

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller Although high in sodium, salt is an essential mineral in our daily diet, as it's important for fluid balance and maintaining our muscles. However, if we…

Your Personal Best: Blood Pressure Control

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller As people get older, it's important they know their blood pressure numbers so they can keep it under control and further reduce the…