Low back pain is extremely common and affects most people at some point in their lifetime. Estimates show that up to 36 percent of us will suffer from a new or recurrent episode of low back pain in a given year. Much of it originates in the … Read More
How important is weight loss or weight control for anyone dealing with prediabetes and in preventing type 2 diabetes? Losing 5 to 7 percent of a person’s body weight through diet and exercise reduced his or her progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes … Read More
A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury (MBTI), but it can be a serious injury especially as we get older. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in people 65 years of age and older, traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to more than 2.5 … Read More
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common of the various types of dementia and has become something of a “catch-all” term for severe cognitive impairment, but it isn’t the only type of dementia to which older adults are vulnerable.
“Figuring out which type a person has is important, since the … Read More
People who don’t view themselves as particularly athletic still need to engage in exercise to maintain their independence. So when you ask, "What is physical fitness?" the answer is anything that enhances your strength, flexibility, and mobility.
Balance and mobility, after all, are based on a certain … Read More
Aerobic fitness is a life-changing gift you can give yourself—one that affects every system of your body. The word "aerobic" means needing oxygen for activity; aerobic exercise provides that oxygen.
If you’re already exercising at a steady pace but ready to pick it up, aerobic exercises and activities … Read More
You might think that exercise is bad for asthma, but when done safely, it’s actually one of the more effective natural asthma remedies. Don’t let your symptoms hold you back from getting regular physical activity. Your asthma, as well as your overall health, will … Read More
Staying in one’s own home, managing day-to-day activities, and living independently is a goal for most people as they age. But for many, medical and physical challenges can present an obstacle to staying home alone. Medical alert devices—known commonly as senior alert devices —are changing that … Read More
It’s a tradition when it comes to any New Year’s Resolution: Ideas center on self-improvement—and often in the area of health. And why not? For some, buying a new car or traveling to an exotic locale might come first. But without our health, those fancy material possessions and adventurous trips … Read More
If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and knew there was compelling research showing the effectiveness of two specific nutrients in bringing relief, you would probably be interested! Such is the case, and here are the details on this chronic fatigue syndrome treatment. CFS is a complex, multifactorial illness … Read More