More than five million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include heart attack, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, abnormal heart rhythms, diseases of the heart muscle
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It can be difficult to exercise when you are in chronic pain. But studies show that a key piece of advice for how to help migraines and other headaches is to keep up with a manageable exercise plan.
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,
Taking the First Steps
If you’re ready to get more active, start by thinking about what sounds like fun. Remember when you were a kid and it was fun to play hopscotch, jump rope, or ride your bicycle with your neighborhood friends? Most likely you didn’t think about the fact that
Continuing to exercise as you age really can make a difference. Researchers reported in the journal Circulation that even people in their 70s have much lower risk of stroke and heart attack with regular moderate exercise such as walking.
“When older men and women were more active, they did much better—especially
The harder you work, the better the results, right? Not so fast! A new study compares walking to running for lowering cholesterol naturally, and what it finds might surprise you.
What is vertigo? It’s caused by vestibular (balance) system disorders that originate in the inner ear, where balance is regulated. Vertigo symptoms can lead you to three types of the condition:
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): This occurs when tiny calcium crystals in the utricle (one of the structures of the
What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is viewed as a rheumatic condition (like arthritis), even though it doesn’t cause inflammation or joint damage. Hallmark fibromyalgia symptoms include fatigue and chronic pain from “tender points”—places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs that hurt when touched.
Other fibromyalgia symptoms include trouble sleeping,
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