Latest Articles by Ashley Maltz, M.D.
Dream Big: Meditate Daily
Meditation has a bunch of benefits, but the one all of us could probably use right now, is its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. So, if you try this step-by-step 30 day challenge for no other reason, try it for your peace of mind and the break that a mindfulness practice gives your over-worked nervous system.
Dream Big: Hold a Plank for Two Minutes Straight
The longer you hold a plank, the more benefits you get, which of course is easier said than done. But, our month long plan will help.
Dream Big: Eat the Entire Food Pyramid
Feel like you've been eating (you fill in the blank with the food) for 232 days in a row...because it's quick and easy and it gets the job done? Hit the reset button with this four-week plan designed to get you eating from every section of the food pyramid (or the MyPlate). Bonappetit!
Dream Big: 40 Pushups in 90 Seconds
This 4-week plan will take you step by step through form, function and a few brilliant tricks, so that you can go from 0 to 40 push-ups in a week.
Dream Big—and Get There This Month
Welcome to our HealthCentral series, where we challenge you to a big goal every month—then help you get there through actionable steps on Move-the-Needle Mondays each week. Whether your dreams of self-improvement involve fitness, food, or feeling your emotional best, we’ve got something for you. Let’s get started!
Should You See a Pelvic Floor Therapist?
This little-known powerhouse of medical intervention can help people with urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, or pelvic pain.
Ready, Set, Move-the-Needle Monday!
Are you ready for week two of your Dream Big challenge? Let’s get serious about more pushups, less sugar, and better sleep, starting now.
6 Awesome Health Apps for Virtual Care
Plan a family, share a symptom with a doctor remotely, do an EKG reading at home, and more.