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
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What’s the magic bullet that can help improve our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer? Here’s a clue: It’s the same magic bullet that can also increase energy and stamina, decrease body fat, and strengthen bones. These benefits—along with better sleep, improvements
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
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
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
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
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
Q. What is high-oleic sunflower oil? I have been seeing it on labels.
A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, explains: “High-oleic sunflower oil is a type of plant oil made from sunflower seeds that have been conventionally bred to be high in oleic acid (a
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