Many factors can influence our mobility, particularly our joints and muscles and our balance. Our skeletal system is the scaffolding of our body, providing structure and support. Joints are the parts of the bodies where different bones come together, allowing our skeletons to move. Healthy joints contain cartilage, synovial membranes,
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Q: Our geriatrician has diagnosed my husband with motoric cognitive risk syndrome and recommended regular exercise to reduce his risk for dementia. What is MCR?
A: Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is a newly recognized pre-dementia syndrome that is characterized by a combination of slowing gait speed and cognitive complaints. Research
Wondering how to stop depression, how to prevent yourself from falling into feelings of hopelessness? One solution: exercise. Research reveals that what’s good for the body is also good for the mind. When you go for a run or a swim, your brain releases brain chemicals such as norepinephrine and
Studies published in 2015 shed new light on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The condition, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), appears to be a biological disorder, not a psychological issue, as determined in multiple studies, including recent work by scientists at Columbia University and the Institute of Medicine.
The new findings
Hips and thighs are often the sources of discontent. If you’re a woman, you’ve probably cursed them when life led to weight gain; if you’re of the male persuasion, injured muscles or bursitis may have caused your complaints. But, did you know that the hips and thighs, when working together,
Do you suffer from depression, fatigue, weight gain, and insomnia? If so, you may be experiencing one of the most commonly-ignored causes of depression. Find out what you can do about it.