Tag: physical activity

Is Twitching While Sleeping a Problem?

Is Twitching While Sleeping a Problem?

Twitching while sleeping is a common occurrence, but many people who experience these brief muscle movements aren’t even aware that they’re happening. Sometimes, however, the sudden twitching or jerking of your hand or foot is enough to awaken you. Or your spouse.

Twitching while sleeping also may be a symptom of

Regular Exercise is Good for More Than Just your Waistline

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)

The Best Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

While memory lapses occur throughout our lives, they become more frequent—and more worrisome—as we get older. The good news is that you can take action to keep your memory intact and possibly even prevent future cognitive decline. For optimal functioning, your brain needs proper nutrition, adequate exercise, regular stimulation, minimal

The Benefits of Exercise for Digestive Health

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

What Does Inflammation Mean? Understanding the Link Between Inflammation and Disease

What Does Inflammation Mean? Understanding the Link Between Inflammation and Disease

The word anti-inflammatory has practically become a household word. From herbs like turmeric and oregano to foods like berries and cruciferous vegetables, there is a myriad of products that have anti-inflammatory properties.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet or supplementing with anti-inflammatory substances has become more popular than ever. But what does inflammation

Get Relief from Hemorrhoids

Get Relief from Hemorrhoids

Let’s be honest: Hemorrhoids are not an easy topic of conversation for most people. However, they’re very common. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, about 75 percent of us experience hemorrhoids sometime during our lives.
If you have ever suffered the pain, itching, burning, or

Chronic Fatigue Symptoms, Risks, and Causes

Chronic Fatigue Symptoms, Risks, and Causes

Day after day, you find yourself struggling to overcome exhaustion, find energy, maintain a steady effort at work, maybe even to stay awake. If you can relate, then you may be battling what’s known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

What exactly is CFS? It’s debilitating disorder involving unyielding fatigue that doesn’t

The Best Treatment Options for Painful Knees

You may not be able to totally eliminate knee pain, but you have plenty of weapons to reduce the discomfort enough to carry on normal daily activities.

“Today, a variety of effective interventions are available for persistent knee problems, and many of these can greatly improve pain, mobility, and quality of

Ask the Doctor: Bulging Disk; Sodium Deficiency; Walking

Q: I was told I have a bulging disk in my lower back. Is that the same as a herniated disk?

A: No, but those two terms do get misused frequently. Bulging disks are quite common, especially as we get older. Disks are jelly-like cushions with hard outer layers between the

How to Stop Depression: What’s Good for the Body…

How to Stop Depression: What’s Good for the Body…

Wondering how to stop depression, and how to prevent yourself from falling into feelings of hopelessness? One solution proven in studies to help: 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

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