We tend to think of exercise’s main benefits as keeping our weight down and maintaining good cardiovascular health. But we can add six more reasons why older adults should exercise regularly: 1) better overall health, 2) improved attention and 3) conflict resolution skills, 4) reduced risk of cognitive impairment, 5)
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Exercise for digestive health? Yes! We all know that exercise is good for us, but did you know that it might actually alter the bacterial composition of your digestive system, helping to prevent disease and maintain overall good health? Recent research shows that exercise can have a positive effect on
Many patients who have heart failure also have other medical conditions, for which they may take numerous prescription medications daily. However, many commonly used medications can cause or worsen heart failure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
The AHA’s list of more than 70 medications that may cause or worsen
Medications, injections, supplements, surgery. They’re helpful treatments that have provided pain relief and improved function for millions of arthritis patients.
But perhaps nothing can do as much for your joints, and possible rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis symptoms as the things you can do yourself—namely, exercise and weight management.
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A recent study (Stroke, April 23) suggests that long-term exposure to air pollution—even at low levels—may result in changes in the brain that are associated with age-related cognitive impairment and other neurological conditions. In the study, people who lived in areas with high levels of pollution had less brain volume