Tag: muscle mass

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

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,

Balance Exercises for Seniors

Balance Exercises for Seniors

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

All Protein Types Benefit Muscle Health

Dietary protein from any food source—plant or animal—can improve muscle mass and strength, researchers say. A food-frequency survey was used to estimate total protein intake of almost 3,000 men and women aged 19-72 years old, from 2002-2005. Dietary protein was grouped into fast food and full-fat dairy, fish, red meat,

Benefits of Exercise: Good Medicine for the Body and Mind

Benefits of Exercise: Good Medicine for the Body and Mind

Exercise confers many health advantages. It can help counteract blood vessel diseases that play a role in our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer.
Get Motivated to Get the Benefits of Exercise
We’ve long understood that exercise unlocks the door to better physical function

Be on the Lookout: Diabetes Symptoms in Men

Be on the Lookout: Diabetes Symptoms in Men

Diabetes symptoms in men can mirror those in women, but there are some differences, as we discuss here. It helps to first understand what diabetes is: a condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, which can lead to a number of serious complications.

In people without diabetes, the pancreas produces the

Exercise is Key for Long-Term Health

Exercise is the one lifestyle change that seems to benefit almost any condition, physical or mental. And it’s never too late to start, or to refresh your exercise regimen.

We know that vigorous cardio exercise helps prevent heart attacks and strokes, and improves cognition and balance. It also lowers body fat

High-Protein Foods Are Essential to a Healthy Diet

High-Protein Foods Are Essential to a Healthy Diet

Protein is a nutrient your body needs in order to maintain its structures, including muscles, bones, skin, and hair. Protein also is a key element in many compounds that your body needs to function properly. When you don’t get enough high-protein foods, many damaging effects can occur, such as loss

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