Hiking on uneven terrain, or simultaneously reaching for your car door while holding a sack of groceries on your hip, are two examples of using your body’s natural ability to balance and coordinate movements. According to physical therapist Ellen Wilson, director of therapy services, UCLA Department of Rehabilitation Services, as
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According to the American Diabetes Association, one-quarter of Americans age 65 and older have diabetes. The disease can seriously impact health if it is poorly controlled—in fact, it is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Diabetics are 1.8 times more likely than non-diabetics to be hospitalized for
Everything begins with the core. Core muscles stabilize segments of the body, act as a shock absorber for the whole body, maintain functional (working) posture, and allow for motions such as flexion and rotation. Improving your core through regular resistance exercises, experts pledge, can improve overall mobility.
What is “core fitness”?