physical exercise

Chronic Fatigue Symptoms, Risks, and Causes

Day after day, you find yourself struggling to overcome exhaustion, find energy, maintain a steady effort at work, maybe even to stay awake. If you can relate, then you may be battling what’s known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). What exactly is CFS? It’s debilitating disorder involving unyielding fatigue that … Read More

Fibromyalgia: Shedding Light on a Mysterious Condition

Fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease: It wasn't until 1981 that the first controlled study to identify symptoms of fibromyalgia was published. And it wasn't until 2005 that the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia. So exactly what is fibromyalgia? It's "a generalized soft tissue pain … Read More

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread pain, affects millions of people in the U.S. About twice as many women as men experience symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts aren’t sure why the risk is so much higher in women than men, but … Read More

Worried About Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s? Take Action Now

Do you think mild cognitive impairment (or “pre-dementia”) and Alzheimer’s affects only the old? Think again. Dementia symptoms now affect an increasing number of people in their 40s. The result: an increasing number of people being diagnosed with early-onset or younger-onset Alzheimer's. Mild cognitive impairment is a loss of memory and … Read More

Degenerative Disc Pain? Here’s How to Manage It

Your spine is subjected to immense wear and tear over your lifetime. Fortunately, it comes with its own inbuilt shock absorption system—one that’s designed to counter the forces placed on it by the motion involved in day-to-day life, as well as physical exercise and (often improper) body mechanics. This shock … Read More

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia pain in 2005. “Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by … Read More

What Is a Nervous Breakdown?

We’ve all heard and used the phrase “nervous breakdown,” but it’s not an actual medical term, so there is no clinical definition. So what is a nervous breakdown? Generally, the phrase refers to some type of mental health crisis that renders a person incapable of normal, effective functioning. The person … Read More

How to Improve Memory and Dementia Symptoms with Exercise

In a study that followed more than 60,000 people over 17 years, researchers measured subjects’ fitness level using a treadmill exercise test. During the study, 164 of the subjects died due to dementia. Researchers discovered that 123 out of those 164 belonged to what they dubbed the “low-fitness group.” The … Read More

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