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6. Get Moving Toward Better Heart Health

Implementing and adhering to a healthful eating pattern is a critical part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. As you’ve read in the previous chapters, making the right food choices in the right amounts has been shown time and again to be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Additionally, the foods

2. Shape Up Your Body

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.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

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.

What Is Multiple Scleroisis?

What Is Multiple Scleroisis?

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

Sedentary Lifestyle? Get Moving to Avoid “Sitting Disease” Health Woes

Sedentary Lifestyle? Get Moving to Avoid “Sitting Disease” Health Woes

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.

In

Frontotemporal Dementia: Personality, Behavioral, and Language Changes

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)

5. Exercise Routines

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,

Advances in Understanding and Treating Parkinson’s Disease

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

What Is Frontal Lobe Dementia?

What Is Frontal Lobe Dementia?

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

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