Doing a cleanse doesn’t have to be a complicated process involving complex instructions and multiple supplements—a liver detox tea along with the Elimination Diet makes for a simple, effective, DIY New Year’s detox program.
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No matter what your current fitness level, it’s never too late to start moving and become more physically active. If you’re already active, keep it up; if you’re not, start now. Research shows that there are significant health benefits even in progressing from no physical activity to a little activity.
If you have injured yourself—be it a sprained or strained muscle, a torn ligament, or a broken bone—or if you have a physical condition that affects your joint flexibility and mobility, you may be tempted to take to your bed in order to alleviate your discomfort and recover your strength.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) disrupts communication between the brain, nerves, muscles and other parts of the body. It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath—the protective covering around some nerve cells which speeds transmission of nerve signals. This results in slowing of nerve impulses and
The dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle are many. By staying stationary, you’re setting yourself up for cardiovascular disease and the conditions that contribute to it, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. You allow your muscles to atrophy and your bone health to deteriorate, among other health problems.
Most people are familiar with the term dementia, but few of us know about a specific condition called frontotemporal dementia. It is one of 10 categories of dementia and is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease or a psychiatric problem. (See box, “Differences Between FTD and Alzheimer’s,” page 6.)
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
You’ve read the recommendations of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in Chapter 2 and learned how to fuel your activity in Chapter 4, now it’s time to explore some exercise routines to get you started on the road to a longer, healthier life.
As discussed in detail in Chapter 2,
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is traditionally thought of as a movement disorder characterized by muscle rigidity and slowing, which are called “motor symptoms.”
However, research has also revealed several non-motor symptoms that are associated with PD. These symptoms include sleep difficulties, constipation, drooling, changes in bladder function, and mood changes. Some of
Frontal lobe dementia or frontotemporal dementia (FTD) represents a unique group of neurodegenerative disorders that account for approximately 10 percent of all cases of dementia and tend to occur in people between the ages of 45 and 64. The symptoms of each disorder can vary, depending on the part of
Taking the First Steps
If you’re ready to get more active, start by thinking about what sounds like fun. Remember when you were a kid and it was fun to play hopscotch, jump rope, or ride your bicycle with your neighborhood friends? Most likely you didn’t think about the fact that