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8. Special Health Concerns

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Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,

Build Bone Strength With Weight-Bearing Exercise

If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. The good news is, doing simple exercises can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.

“The effect of exercise on bone health results from the strain on bone

Leisure Time Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk

Rise up, couch potatoes, and toss aside those remotes. Whether you’re overweight or you’ve smoked before, it’s still not too late to beat back some of the ravages of time, and this includes preventing cancer.

New findings show that engaging in some physical activity (PA) during your leisure moments—perhaps mindfully setting

Choose the Right Exercises to Increase Bone Strength

Bone fractures and osteoporosis can happen to anyone, but the risks increase if you are one or more of the following: female, Caucasian, postmenopausal, older, small in stature, getting insufficient calcium and/or vitamin D, and physically inactive.

You can’t do anything about gender, ethnicity, age, or body frame, but you can

Frontline: Hysterectomy; Metabolic Syndrome; and Hot Flashes

Explore Other Options Before Undergoing a Hysterectomy
Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,300 women who had undergone a hysterectomy found that nearly 20 percent had benign (non-cancerous) conditions for which other, less invasive treatment may have been more appropriate. The findings were published in the January 2015 issue of

Dos and Don’ts for Strengthening Bones If You Have Osteoporosis

If you’ve lost bone mass due to osteoporosis, you need to do all you can to preserve and build the bone you have.
This means regularly engaging in an exercise program that includes resistance and balance training, as well as low-to-moderate intensity aerobic activity, depending on the severity of

Seeds of Change

Seeds are proof that Mother Nature works in remarkable ways. The bearers of life from the ground up, seeds contain all the makings for an entire plant. And in turn, these little powerhouses are packed with nutritional treasures. “As a group, seeds offer healthy doses of fiber, protein, beneficial fats,

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