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Exercise for Couch Potatoes – Dr. David Di Paolo

Of all the health problems that most of us are likely to face, the most common and the most persistent are high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The good news is that all three of these chronic conditions can be prevented or dramatically improved through a regimen of low cost, moderate exercise five days a week. The U.T Health Science Center’s Dr. David Di Paolo talks about ways you can get off the couch and on the way to better long-term health.

What is the least amount of exercise I can do and still gain benefit? (first question)

Are there benefits to be gained from just a brisk walk? (skip to 2:04)

If I haven’t exercised regularly in a while, what is the best way to get started? (skip to 2:45)

What are the most common mistakes that people make with respect to an exercise program? (skip to 3:33)

What are the benefits to an exercise program besides looking better in the mirror? (skip to 4:47)

Which is more important, strength training or aerobic exercise? (skip to 5:15)

If you could only suggest two or three exercises, what would they be? (skip to 6:05)

Is any of the exercise equipment we see advertised on TV worth the price? (skip to 7:15)

Childhood Hypertension – Dr. Monique Mills

We tend to associate high blood pressure with getting older. But the fact is, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a growing problem among children and adolescents. Dr. Monique Mills, a pediatrician at the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler, talks about high blood pressure in children.

What is hypertension? (first question)

How common is hypertension among children? (skip to 0:35)

Is high blood pressure among children on the increase? (skip to 0:48)

What is normal blood pressure for a child? (skip to 1:26)

What do the two numbers in blood pressure readings mean? (skip to 2:18)

How do I know if my child has high blood pressure? (skip to 2:46)

What causes high blood pressure in children? (skip to 3:25)

How does high blood pressure affect the health of children? (skip to 4:05)

What is the long-term impact of high blood pressure on children? (skip to 5:03)

How is high blood pressure in children treated? (skip to 5:48)

How much will weight loss affect blood pressure? (skip to 6:58)