In 2008, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed the first set of physical activity guidelines ever for the American public. These guidelines are the authoritative voice for how physical activity can help promote health and decrease a person’s risk of disease. But most Americans had difficulty following
You may be eating plenty of greens that are grown on land, but are you leaving out these delicious and nutritious greens that grow in the sea?
Most people have a few tricks to remove tight jar lids—tapping the lid on a counter, running it under hot water, and smacking the bottom of the jar are common strategies. Sometimes these age-old tricks work quite well. Other times, people struggle and try to twist and force the jar
A recent small study (Musculoskeletal Care, Nov. 6, 2018) is the first to investigate individual perceptions of how Pilates impacts daily life in people with chronic musculoskeletal discomfort due to conditions like arthritis and nonspecific low back pain. “Standard treatment for these conditions aims to relieve the symptoms so they
You’ll know it when it happens. You might be doing something physically challenging, like playing a sport or lifting a heavy object. Or you might be doing something completely routine, like bending over to tie a shoe. In either case, it’s a sharp, sudden pain triggered by an involuntary muscle
Of all the classic osteoporosis symptoms of the spine, the possibility of “hunchback” should motivate you to a prevention strategy. No matter your age or bone density, there’s much you can do now…
The medical issue I’m discussing today is best introduced by a politically incorrect (if not outright unprofessional) encounter between a colleague of mine and a patient of his. It happened a number of years ago; my colleague related the story to me one evening while we were passing around old
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, an update of recommendations published in 2008. “The new guidelines provide more evidence-based reasons to be active than ever before,” says Roger A. Fielding, PhD, director of Tufts’ Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and
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Technology Can Deliver Drugs to Cartilage
People with osteoarthritis may have a new way to slow or even reverse the cartilage breakdown that is a hallmark of the disease. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a material that can administer drugs directly to the chondrocyte cells in cartilage.