Resistance training benefits are unique and just as important as aerobic exercise benefits for living longer and better. So what is resistance training and how much do you need?
The 85-and-older age group constitutes the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many of them will remain healthy enough to continue living independently in their own homes, some may not be able to continue managing basic activities
It may begin like a small niggling ache in your buttock. You think perhaps you bumped it and it’s just a little bruise. Then, a shooting pain extends down the back of your leg and into your toes, causing a pinpricking numbness. Sitting is painful. Walking is worse. You limp,
There’s no way around it: As time passes, we tend to lose muscle mass, our organs tend to function less efficiently, and our risk of disease increases. The good news is that there is a lifestyle change we can make to mitigate these risks, and it involves exercise—particularly balance exercises
Q: My lack of mobility is making it difficult for me to get out of the house, and not having anyone to interact with leaves me lonely. What are your thoughts on using online forums for social engagement?
A: It is vital to stay socially engaged as we get older, since
Weight training, aerobics, stability balls, Zumba? The problem for middle-aged and older women is not the availability of exercise programs; it’s finding the right one.
“Before starting any vigorous exercise program, make sure you don’t have health issues that would make it dangerous,” says Polly de Mille, RN, RCEP, CSCS, USAT,
Frontline: Joint Replacement & Cardio Health; Vaginal Prolapse Results; Low Vitamin D & Fracture Risk
Joint replacement linked with better cardiovascular health
If you have severe osteoarthritis (OA) in your knee or hip, having the joint replaced may lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke, along with death that can result from these events, by as much as 40 percent. To reach these findings,
Of all the classic osteoporosis symptoms of the spine, the possibility of “hunchback” should motivate you to a prevention strategy. No matter your age or bone density, there’s much you can do now…
What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion
Q: Can you die from the Zika virus? I’m going to be visiting my daughter in Panama this summer, and I’m concerned, since Zika is a known risk in the region. I remember hearing about an elderly man in France who died due to the Zika virus.
A: It is mainly