Most of us value health and fitness, so a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may surprise you: About 27 percent of adults age 65 and older don’t exercise. The study (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Sept. 15, 2016) revealed that the numbers are even worse
Whether you’re swinging a tennis racquet, picking up a grandchild, or grabbing a cup of coffee, you’re using your triceps, the muscles that run along the back of the humerus, the bone in your upper arm.
The triceps are a primary mover in elbow extension and are involved in tasks such
Diabetes is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published in PLOS ONE, Jan. 25. But while the condition can wreak havoc if it goes untreated, it is manageable if blood sugar is adequately controlled. “Medications can help with this,” says
In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how diet can influence blood sugar and your risk for diabetes. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to metabolize sugar, either because the pancreas produces little or no insulin (type 1 diabetes), a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar from the bloodstream into
Normal-weight people who carry their weight around their middles are at highest risk of death from any cause compared to people who are overweight or obese, but who carry their weight elsewhere, such as in their hips and legs.r
Why Does Central Obesity Matter? Visceral, or intra-abdominal, fat surrounds internal organs,
You probably know that regular exercise lowers the risk of mild cognitive impairment, or “pre-dementia,” and Alzheimer’s, but do you know which exercise is best for brain health? Step off the treadmill and pick up some iron because newer research shows strength training outperforms aerobics when it comes to improving
If you own a blender, you may already know that healthy smoothies make a perfect meal to start your day or to fuel your afternoon. More and more restaurants are offering smoothies these days, too.
When fruit and veggies are blended with yogurt or milk, they combine to boost your vitamin,
Do you find it challenging to maintain a balanced eating plan? It may help to think of nutritional balance not just in terms of the meal in front of you, but of your eating pattern over the course of a day, a week, a month, a year. In the short
Wondering how to boost your mood with a natural antidepressant? The best starting point is regular exercise. Physical activity releases endorphins, which are brain chemicals that help you feel good while also promoting nerve cell growth, as noted in the University Health News report Overcoming Depression.
Go Natural: Antidepressant
A busy executive. A truck driver. An accountant. A computer programmer. Four seemingly different occupations, yet they do have one thing in common: For the most part, they entail hours of sitting at a desk or behind the wheel of a vehicle. If you’re retiring after working the last 30