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9. Exercise Resources

Your Exercise Toolbox
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,

2. Essential Exercise

What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on

5 Weather-Proof Workout Strategies

Physical activity tends to dip in bad weather. Skipping exercise for long stretches could cheat your health. “Maintaining your fitness level through regular exercise confers a multitude of benefits ranging from im-proved insulin sensitivity to better cognitive health,” says Jennifer Sacheck, PhD, an associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School. “Exercise

Keep Active to Protect Your Brain

Two new studies provide important evidence of how physical activity might reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline. One study reported that participants who were most active showed the least decline—the equivalent of 10 years of mental aging. In a second study, the most active

Reduce Your Chances of Falling

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that, each year, one in every three adults age 65 or older suffers a fall. It’s thought that about six percent of these falls result in severe injuries, such as head traumas and fractures. Hip fractures are particularly common—and they

2014 Index

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)

Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)

Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)

New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)

What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health

Exercise as Medicine for Older Women

“Moderate to vigorous intensity activity can have mental and physical health benefits, particularly when part of broader positive health changes,” says Debra Anderson, Professor at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and co-author of a recent meta-analysis of 21 selected studies and 10 randomized,

Newsbriefs: MRSA; Flu Drugs; Muscle Mass; Fall Prevention

Single-dose antibiotic could provide new treatment option for MRSA.
Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center found that a new drug, oritavancin, appears to be as effective as vancomycin, a twice-daily infusion drug now given for up to 10 days to fight MRSA (methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus). MRSA has become more common

5. Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is by far the more common type of sleep apnea. In OSA, breathing is interrupted when the upper airway is blocked by the collapse of excess soft tissue in the back of the mouth during sleep (see Box 5-1, “The Anatomy of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”). The

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