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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

3. Causes of Back Pain

Back pain has a wide range of presentations and causes. Pain differs widely from person to person for reasons that are puzzling. This makes back pain one of the most challenging conditions for both the patient and healthcare provider.
Some individuals feel a constant ache across their lower back when

Exercise Can Help Ease the Discomfort of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects up to 10 million Americans, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. Widespread pain is a characteristic of the condition, along with tender points that hurt if pressure is applied, fatigue, and headaches. Fibromyalgia also is associated with depression, poor sleep, problems with thinking and memory, and digestive conditions

Water Aerobics: Easy on the Joints, Good for the Heart

Water Aerobics: Easy on the Joints, Good for the Heart

Splish-splash, you were taking a class! Remember that water aerobics lesson you used to make fun of while sitting poolside on vacation? Turns out it could make a huge difference to your health. “Water exercise is both fun and functional,” says Julie See, Director of Education for the Aquatic Exercise

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

3. Choose The Right Program

There is not a “one-size-fits-all” program of aerobic fitness. Instead, dozens of methods and combinations of methods have been proven effective.
The key is to find a program that works for you, one that takes into consideration your age, health status, physical condition, personality, fitness goals, and living circumstances. This chapter

Senior Citizen Help: Hips, Knees, and the Aging Process

Senior Citizen Help: Hips, Knees, and the Aging Process

Many factors can influence our mobility, particularly our joints and muscles and our balance. Our skeletal system is the scaffolding of our body, providing structure and support. Joints are the parts of the bodies where different bones come together, allowing our skeletons to move. Healthy joints contain cartilage, synovial membranes,

Ask the Doctors: Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation; PPI and Heart Attack Risk

Ask the Doctors: Tricuspid valve regurgitation
Q. I’m 89 and have moderately severe (3+) tricuspid valve regurgitation. But I enjoy a good quality of life. I have always exercised, but I’m wondering if that’s still safe, given the valve regurgitation and the higher heart rate that comes with exercise. My cardiologist

Ask the Doctors: Post-Traumatic Arthritis

Q. What is the difference between post-traumatic arthritis and regular arthritis?
A. The most common cause of osteoarthritis (OA) is the wearing out of joint surface cartilage over time. But, sometimes injuries from sports, a vehicle accident, a fall or any other physical injury can accelerate the wearing out process and

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