Mobility & Fitness

Mobility & Fitness

Use Resistance Exercises to Build Leg Strength

· · Mobility & Fitness

We lose up to 3 to 5 percent of our muscle mass every 10 years. Resistance exercises with bands can rebuild muscle mass, strengthen bones, and improve speed and agility.
How They Work
Resistance exercises challenge muscles by pushing against gravity. Bands are fun to use and work your muscles in ways  … Read More

New Physical Activity Guidelines Released

· · Mobility & Fitness

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, an update of recommendations published in 2008. “The new guidelines provide more evidence-based reasons to be active than ever before,” says Roger A. Fielding, PhD, director of Tufts’ Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and  … Read More

Editor’s Note: Exercise is a “Must” for Every Woman

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If you want to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of chronic disease, get moving and keep moving. Exercise is the only recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception.

Physical activity benefits cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. Getting regular exercise  … Read More

Use Resistance Bands to Build Arm Strength

· · Mobility & Fitness

From dancing with a partner to bike riding, gardening, holding your grandchildren, or simply carrying groceries and laundry, having strong, dependable arms is important to maintaining your quality of life. Arms also play a significant role in fall prevention and maintaining balance.

If you suffer from health issues such as arthritis,  … Read More

Get Cardio-Smart

Should you walk the mall or ride the bike outside? How long should you exercise? How do you know if the intensity is enough or too much? These are among the questions people ask when it comes to aerobic exercise. They are important questions because if you overdo it (too  … Read More

Nutrition & Fitness Newsbriefs

Being Sedentary Is Like a Disease
It’s well established that exercise is important for good health, but a study published in JAMA Network Open in October reported that there is no upper limit for benefits. After administering a treadmill test to 122,007 people and later recording their mortality rates over a  … Read More

Warm-Up Exercises: Don’t Skip

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One of the most important components of working out is often the most overlooked: doing the proper warm-up exercises. Too many times I watch individuals walk into a gym, sit on a bench press machine, and start lifting four plates. Then they wonder why their shoulder is in pain three  … Read More

Yoga Is Ideal for Seniors

Yoga is a centuries-old mind and body practice that has many practical applications in today’s world. Flexibility, strength, body awareness, and a calmer mind are just a few of the many benefits. These benefits are realized through “poses,” which are specific positions done while standing, sitting, or lying down. Breathing  … Read More

Exercise to Boost Your Bone Strength

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About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people have low bone mass density, which places them at risk for progressing to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). It is important to try to prevent osteoporosis because it makes your bones brittle, and this renders them vulnerable  … Read More



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