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Editor’s Note: Exercise: The No. 1 Prescription

If you want to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of chronic disease, get moving and keep moving. Exercise is the only recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception.

Physical activity benefits cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. Getting regular exercise

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring.

Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss of

8. Special Health Concerns

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Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,

Editor’s Note: Exercise: The Best Medicine

Exercise—it’s the only universal recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception. Exercise benefits cardiovascular health and improves muscle function, balance, and coordination. It reduces the risk of certain cancers, too, especially those related to obesity, including endometrial cancer and breast cancer. It’s the only demonstrable way to improve

Build Bone Strength With Weight-Bearing Exercise

If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. The good news is, doing simple exercises can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.

“The effect of exercise on bone health results from the strain on bone

Having a Hip Replacement? Preparation is Key

Hip replacement surgery is becoming more common, with more than double the number of procedures in 2010 than in 2000. Part of the increase is due to more surgeries being performed on younger patients between the ages of 45 and 54, and part is due to the growing numbers of

What You Need to Know About Joint Replacement

There are many misconceptions that patients with osteoarthritis (OA) tend to have about joint replacement surgery, and that’s just fine with Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Trevor Murray, MD.
“It’s definitely not a decision to rush into without understanding the risks. Knee joint replacement isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to OA knee pain,

Five Common Myths About Exercise

If exercise hasn’t been part of your regular routine, you may have some concerns about getting started at an older age. You’re certainly not alone. Exercise, however, is the ideal prescription to help you feel younger and more energetic.

“One of the central principles of geriatrics is that age is just

Understand What a New Knee Can and Can’t Do

It’s been a while since your knees didn’t ache. With every new day and with every step, the pain of arthritis is there, sometimes keeping you up at night. It’s a constant reminder that you, and especially your joints, aren’t as young as you used to be.
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