You probably know that regular exercise lowers the risk of mild cognitive impairment, or “pre-dementia,” and Alzheimer’s, but do you know which exercise is best for brain health? Step off the treadmill and pick up some iron because newer research shows strength training outperforms … Read More
In his high school and college days, Rick was an outstanding basketball player—good shooter, prolific scorer. He was even better at ping-pong (table tennis, for purists)—good hands, quick reflexes, great hand-eye coordination.
For Rick, playing ping-pong eventually gave way to work, family, church, and other responsibilities and … Read More
If you've been struggling to figure out how to overcome depression, you may have turned to medications, talk therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or alternative treatments. Each can be effective, but they also won't guarantee relief from that cloud of depression.
How to Overcome Depression: Medications
Medications are thought to improve mood by adjusting … Read More
Pilates is a low-impact, joint-friendly method that invigorates mind and body. It was originally a one-on-one training system done on a mat and also on specialized machines developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 1900s. He originally called his system “Contrology” and preached about the benefits of doing his … Read More
You’re well aware of how important it is to get regular physical activity to keep yourself in good health and reduce your risk of disease. But if you’re like many people and think “exercise” means walking, jogging, or other activities that get the heart pumping, you’re overlooking something important. … Read More
Originating in India, yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years. It’s a practice that strengthens and stretches the body while also using our breath to focus and calm the mind. Everyone—especially older adults—can enjoy the multiple physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga. For beginners … Read More
Chronic pain—a condition that exists when pain lasts three months or more—affects 25 to 30 percent of Americans. It is more common in older adults, men, and Caucasians. It is not life-threatening, but if not treated it can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Different Than Acute Pain
Acute pain might be caused … Read More
Everything begins with the core. Core muscles stabilize segments of the body, act as a shock absorbor for the whole body, maintain functional (working) posture, and allow for motions such as flexion and rotation. Improving your core through regular resistance exercises, experts pledge, can improve overall mobility. Core … Read More