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35 Basic National and International Travel Tips

By D. Levi Harrison, MD Orthopedic Surgeon, Author & Veteran Traveler Traveling is one of the greatest forms of education. It gives us an opportunity to learn and explore different cultures, cuisines, and people. Travelling brings geography to life in a truly 3-dimensial way. I enjoy learning about life by visiting places throughout the United…

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Healthy Holiday Tips

By Dr. Levi Harrison Your holiday tips:   1. Continue to exercise during the holidays. In between shopping blitzes, be sure to prioritize a daily 20-30 min. cardio cross-training routine. Incorporate exercise while shopping. Take the stairs at the mall and park further away from the entrance in a well travelled and properly illuminated safe parking…

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Hiking for Couples

By Dr. Levi Harrison Hiking is a great de-stressing date with cardiovascular benefits. This outdoor activity provides an opportunity to really enjoy the company of your partner. Consider hiking on a safe trail with a gradual incline depending on your overall fitness levels. I recommend taking the following back pack items: water, sunblock/ sunscreen, food…

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Common Acute Soccer Injuries

By D. Levi Harrison, MD Orthopedic Surgeon     With the end of the amazing FIFA World Cup 2014, there is an exponential increase in acute soccer related injuries. As an orthopedic surgeon, it is amazing to see such an intrinsic rise in sports related injuries that correlate to the “sport dejour”. During Wimbledon or…

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Battling Ropes Workout

By Dr. Levi Harrison   The Battling Ropes are a great way to increase core and cardiovascular fitness. This type of exercise routine will improve stamina and strength. It is imperative to execute all movements with proper form and focused intention. I use the battling ropes for my personal fitness routines and while training my clientele….

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Cycling for Fitness

By Dr. Levi Harrison   Three Tips For Enhanced Benefits From An Indoor Cycling Class   #1. Stretch before and after your class   Stretching is a critical aspect of any exercise or fitness class. For cycling, stretching your quads, hamstrings and calves should always be done for 10-15 minutes before getting on your cycle….

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Sports Supplements & Nutrition Products

By Dr. Levi Harrison     “Dr. Levi, how do I choose the best supplement?”     “Dr. Levi, are all supplements safe and good?”     “Which supplements do you take Dr. Levi?”     These are the most common questions that my patients ask me on a daily basis. They truly want to…

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7 Daily Health & Wellbeing Tips

By Dr. Levi Harrison, # 1. Look in the mirror for 1 minute in the morning and laugh while loving and appreciating your body.   #2. Drink more water…It does a body good!   #3. Commit to your personal fitness/ wellness plan.   #4. Make a short list of monthly fitness goals and review them…

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Aqua Zumba

By Dr. Levi Harrison   Orthopedic Surgeon, Physician & Fitness Expert   Aqua Zumba is a fun way to dance your way to health. It combines a combination of low impact aerobic dance and core strengthening movements in a swimming pool. The water alone will engender a sense of childhood joy and well-being. Aqua Zumba…

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What are The Surgical Risks for Orthopedic Surgery?

By D. Levi Harrison, MD Orthopedic Surgeon Author: The Art of Fitness:  A Journey to Self-Enhancement www.DrLeviHarrison.com   Surgical risks of an orthopedic procedure should always be discussed at length with your surgeon. She or he must be aware that you understand and accept the risks of surgery. Remember when you are having an orthopedic…

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