Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered by many women to be a normal part of aging, and many women feel its effects, such as creaky knees, sore hips, and throbbing fingers, after age 50. Unfortunately, you cannot stop OA once it begins, but you can take measures to slow its progression and
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Deciding which exercise is best for weight loss can be a dilemma for anyone who doesn’t already play a sport or exercise regularly. The very fact that we may be hunting for an answer to that question acknowledges that we want to accomplish our weight loss goal as quickly as
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With a little searching, you probably can find many physical activity experts and community resources to help you on your fitness journey. Whether it’s an exercise class to inspire you or a personal trainer to give you one-on-one instruction, there are a lot of options. Community fitness programs,
Don’t be misled by the “pre” in prediabetes—even though the condition is not yet full-blown diabetes, it’s likely to become so if you ignore it.
Prediabetes and diabetes occur because you have too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, helps transport glucose from your
A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction (“myo” means muscle; “cardial” stands for heart), occurs when oxygen-rich blood is blocked from reaching the heart. Most heart attacks are the result of coronary artery disease, which is a build of waxy plaque in the arteries. This plaque can build up
Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump out enough blood to supply what the body needs. The result is fatigue, shortness of breath, and fluid retention—all classic signs of heart failure. Many people don’t realize that heart failure is not actually a disease, rather it’s the result
Almost every movement we make involves core muscles. When we stand, walk, bend, turn, twist, reach, or simply sit in a chair, our core muscles support and stabilize us. Or they should.
If not, almost every movement becomes more difficult and less efficient. The weakness is often reflected in our posture—slouching
“Aerobic exercise is the most beneficial for the cardiovascular system and will result in a stronger, healthier heart. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, or five 30-minute sessions,” says Pamela Geisel, MS, CSCS, a performance specialist at the Tisch Sports Performance Center
As women get older, they often feel self-conscious about droopy, flabby upper arms and want to know what to do about them. “That flabbiness depends, at least in part, on where your body deposits fat,” says Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, Exercise Physiologist and Sports Dietitian at the Weill
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