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Hand-Eye Coordination Declining? Here’s What You Can Do to Maintain It

Hand-Eye Coordination Declining? Here’s What You Can Do to Maintain It

In his high school and college days, Rick was an outstanding basketball player—good shooter, prolific scorer. He was even better at ping-pong (table tennis, for purists)—good hands, quick reflexes, great hand-eye coordination.

For Rick, playing ping-pong eventually gave way to work, family, church, and other responsibilities and interests. Decades years

From the Editor

Welcome to Easy Exercises for Bones & Joints, the seventh and latest Special Report in the UCLA Health Stay Fit Series. Legions of people like you throughout the U.S. have been using the Stay Fit reports to maintain good health and fitness. With the publication of this new report, now

You’re Using a Fitness Tracker—Is it Worth It?

You’re Using a Fitness Tracker—Is it Worth It?

Fitness trackers are popular! In fact, the fitness tracker market will reach $30 billion by 2020, according to industry estimates. When these fancy little devices were initially produced, they were elementary: basic step-counting tools. But the companies who make them began releasing more and more upgrades over time, meeting consumer

Health and Fitness for Seniors: Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Health and Fitness for Seniors: Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Most of us value health and fitness, so a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may surprise you: About 27 percent of adults age 65 and older don’t exercise. The study (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Sept. 15, 2016) revealed that the numbers are even worse

Less Pain, Faster Recovery

If you have pain that interferes with daily life, difficulty going up stairs, walking, or getting out of a chair, if you feel pain at rest or during sleep, and/or these symptoms aren’t alleviated by NSAIDs, physical therapy, steroid injections or use of walking device, you may be a candidate

8. Exercise Resources

Whether you choose to exercise at home; go to a local park, pool, or community center; join a Y or health club; or even hire a personal trainer, there is no wrong way to be physically active. There are plenty of options to get you moving, track your progress, and

Appendix II: Resources

America Walks americawalks.org America Walks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit national organization, advocates for walking and walkable communities with federal agencies; provides strategy support, training and technical assistance to statewide, regional, and local organizations; and convenes the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative of 700 allied organizations.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) orthoinfo.aaos.org/main.cfm OrthoInfo provides

Appendix II: Resources

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 9400 West Higgins Road Rosemont, IL 60018 847-823-7186 www.aaos.org
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 200 Rosemont, IL 60018-5701 847-737-6000 www.aapmr.org
American College of Sports Medicine 401 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233 317-637-9200 www.acsm.org
American Council on

2. Before You Begin

Before beginning any new fitness program, including resistance training, check with your doctor. Explain what the program will involve in terms of exercise type, intensity, instruction, and supervision. You will likely get one of these three responses, although not with these exact words:

Great. It’ll be good for you.
Go with the

1. Strength & Power Training Decision

Decades of scientific evidence have made clear two important health and fitness issues: 1) At some point—probably in our mid-30s—we begin to lose muscle mass, muscle strength, and muscle function if we don’t engage in a program of strength training that involves all of the body’s major muscle groups. 2)

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