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Got Knee Arthritis? Take a Walk!

If you suffer from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and you’ve been avoiding exercise because you fear it may worsen your condition, think again. A study presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting in October 2018 found that people with knee OA who regularly walk at a moderate-to-vigorous

Walking: Key To Staying Active and Independent

Did you get your 10,000 steps today? Many people have adopted this daily walking goal to obtain the recommended amount of physical activity. The 10,000-steps-a-day number comes from the Japanese brand name of a pedometer manufactured in the 1960s, the “10,000 steps meter.” In the Fitbit era, counting daily steps

Benefits of Exercise: Good Medicine for the Body and Mind

Benefits of Exercise: Good Medicine for the Body and Mind

Exercise confers many health advantages. It can help counteract blood vessel diseases that play a role in our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer.
Get Motivated to Get the Benefits of Exercise
We’ve long understood the benefits of exercise. It unlocks the door to better physical

From the Editor: New Year, New You…

The New Year often means a fresh start, with New Year’s resolutions we hope will improve our physical and emotional health and wellbeing. However, many of us go overboard when we make New Year’s resolutions, overwhelming ourselves with what we plan to do during the next 12 months. Then, by

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

2. Getting Started

You know how to walk, right? Walking coach Michele Stanten, member of the Everybody Walk! Collaborative, offers this refresher on form at the American Council on Fitness website:

Stand up tall. Imagine that a wire attached to the crown of your head is gently pulling you upward. Walking erect will keep

Ask the Doctor: PPI Risks; Blurry Vision; Motivation to Exercise

Q: A friend told me she read that heartburn medications can cause premature death. I take a proton pump inhibitor for heartburn—should I be worried?

A: A recent study did suggest that people who were taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) had a slightly higher risk of death than people in a

From the Editor: Exercise is Good Medicine

In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how a deceptively gentle form of exercise called Pilates can strengthen the core muscles that support the spine. Other articles in this issue point to how exercise can help counteract blood vessel diseases that play a role in our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive

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