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Strength Training for Muscle Health: Use It or Lose It

Strength Training for Muscle Health: Use It or Lose It

For most middle-aged and older adults, strength training evokes images of young athletes lifting heavy weights in a sweaty gym. That image is reflected in the numbers. Only 21 percent of adults engage in any type of strength training activities. The number is even higher in among women and older

2018 HY Index

Bones and Joints

Big Toe Pain/Gout (Feb., 4)
Ankle Sprains, Strains, and Fractures (Mar., 3)
Less Pain, Faster Recovery: Hip Replacement (Jun., 5)
Stem Cell Treatments for Bones and Joints (Nov., 1)

Cancer

New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer (Jan., 2)
Thyroid Cancer Rates on the Rise (Feb., 1)
Gut Bacteria’s Role in Cancer

1. Update Your Program

How long has it been since you changed your exercise routine?
a. Three months
b. Six months
c. One year
d. It’s been so long, you can’t remember

If your answer is a, b, c, or d, it’s probably time to re-evaluate and update your exercise program, especially the strength training component.

Why? Because the demands

Aerobic Fitness: Make It the Focus of Your Weekly Exercise Plan

Aerobic Fitness: Make It the Focus of Your Weekly Exercise Plan

Aerobic fitness is a life-changing gift you can give yourself—one that affects every system of your body. The word “aerobic” means needing oxygen for activity; aerobic exercise provides that oxygen.
If you’re already exercising at a steady pace but ready to pick it up, aerobic exercises and activities may be

Ask the Doctor: Cryotherapy; Pilates for Seniors

Q: What is cryotherapy, and is it an approved treatment for any medical conditions?

A: In medical terminology, “cryotherapy” is the use of very low temperatures to treat injury and disease. For example, putting an ice pack on a sore back is one form of cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy, also sometimes referred to as

Strategy #4: Exercise—The Silver Bullet

The following questions come to mind when considering exercise for depression relief:

Why is exercise so critical to the success of a depression treatment and prevention program?
What if I just don’t feel like exercising?
How do I find what exercise program is best for me and how do I get started?

Exercise—A Critical

Diabetes Medications: Which One Is Best for You?

Diabetes Medications: Which One Is Best for You?

If you watch television, you probably notice frequent ads for diabetes medications. But, if you have diabetes, how do you know if those medications would work better for you than what you’re currently taking?
The answer: Discuss all of the medication options with your doctor, who can explain the risks

3. Preventing Injuries

A risk-reward factor exists between exercise and injuries, but the rewards are far greater than the risks. They range from short-term benefits like feeling better immediately after an exercise session and helping in weight control to long-term gains, such as improved quality of life and longer life expectancy. The risk

2. Getting Ready

Before you begin, you should be aware of guidelines that will make your workouts productive and safe. The suggestions that follow come from weight training experts, hospitals, universities, and organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine.

Get the approval of your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Among the health

Preview

Chapter 1, The Core Connection, explains what the core is and why it is important to every movement you make every day, all day. The chapter also shows you where these important groups of muscles lie, how they work, and why they are essential for strength, flexibility, and balance. And,

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