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Health and Fitness for Seniors: Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Health and Fitness for Seniors: Avoid Injury When You Exercise

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

Strong Triceps Needed for Arm Mobility

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 and Your Diet

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

From the Editor: There’s a Lot You Can Do to Tackle Diabetes

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

Central Obesity Is Dangerous, Even for Normal-Weight People

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,

Focus on Food Groups: The Benefits of Balancing Your Plate

Focus on Food Groups: The Benefits of Balancing Your Plate

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

Exercise: The Perfect “Natural Antidepressant”

Exercise: The Perfect “Natural Antidepressant”

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

Focus on Fitness With A Senior Men’s Health Workout Routine

Focus on Fitness With A Senior Men’s Health Workout Routine

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

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