Tag: hip arthritis

4. Hip Pain

We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the

4. A Variety of Vegetables

You’ve probably heard about so-called “superfoods” and may be wondering how these fit into a healthy dietary pattern. The answer starts with vegetables. Diane L. McKay, PhD, a professor and researcher at Tufts and the Tufts consulting editor for this report, explains: “They’re all super! Eating a variety of vegetables

3. The Power of Vegetables

Potent Phytonutrients
Your mother was right to tell you to eat your vegetables when you were a child—and that’s still good advice for adults, regardless of your age. On the Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults, vegetables occupy more space than any other food group for several healthful reasons.
Some of the health

4. Avoiding Injuries

Warm Up
Step by step, slow walking warms you up for faster walking. The physical stress of exercise—and sometimes even just the anticipation of it—prompts the brain to cue your adrenal gland to secrete the hormone adrenaline, a.k.a. epinephrine. Traveling through the bloodstream, this short-term stimulant signals your heart to beat

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

Total Hip Replacement Precautions: Optimize Your Outcomes

Total Hip Replacement Precautions: Optimize Your Outcomes

Many patients who come to seek hip replacement surgery have reached the breaking point with their hip arthritis. Their pain is nearly incessant, their functionality is greatly diminished, and their quality of life is abysmal. But everything changes once they go under the knife. Indeed, a total hip replacement can be life-altering,

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems

Avocados Could Improve Your Cholesterol—and More

Not so long ago, avocados were a seasonal delicacy in most of the country, and when they were available, their high fat content scared away health-conscious consumers. With loosened import rules from Mexico, however, sales of Hass avocados (about 95% of the US market) have more than doubled in the

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