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Flexibility Exercises: 3 Low-Impact Options

Flexibility Exercises: 3 Low-Impact Options

The best one-size-fits-all class for flexibility is an aerobic exercise group class. The ultimate goal is aerobic (cardiovascular) fitness, but instructors and their students have to go through warm-up and flexibility exercises before getting to the aerobic component.

If you are a beginner or older adult not used to regular exercise,

Arthritis Exercises to Promote Healing, Range of Motion

Arthritis Exercises to Promote Healing, Range of Motion

The pain, stiffness, and restricted movement that accompany arthritis may seem like a good reason to curl up in bed, but exercise is beneficial in mild-to-moderate arthritis. Arthritis exercise benefits include:

Healing. Exercise increases blood circulation and oxygenation within joint tissue, promoting repair.
Lower risk of complications. Exercise helps protect

Back Pain: 4 Environmental Risk Factors You Can Modify

Back Pain: 4 Environmental Risk Factors You Can Modify

If you have any of the following environmental risk factors, the good news is that by altering them, you may be able to lower your risk of back pain in the future.
Smoking
Most people relate smoking to heart and lung problems, but it also puts you at risk for back pain.

Relieve Pain Between Your Shoulder Blades

If you sometimes feel pain or discomfort between your shoulder blades, your rhomboid muscles may be the culprits. The muscles are positioned diagonally between the six vertebrae in your upper back and your shoulder blades (scapulae). Their main function is to retract and rotate the scapulae, and they also assist

Detecting and Treating Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects about 1.4 million Americans, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. This makes it one of the most common causes of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—but even so, it frequently is misdiagnosed, and this leaves people with the condition vulnerable to potentially deadly medication

Music, Memory…Virtual Reality?

Hearing a song from your teen years can certainly trigger a flood of memories. Familiar oldies have even been shown to bring forth memories in people with profound dementia. This awareness is what led Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, to

Working Towards Mindfulness

Is life going by too fast? Do you have trouble noticing—let alone appreciating—life’s moments? Do you find it hard to manage your mind as it races from one thought to another—or gets carried away by recurrent thought patterns? Cultivating mindfulness can help.

What is mindfulness? Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

21 Calcium Deficiency Symptoms That Will Surprise You

Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body, is best known for its important role in bone health and protection from osteoporosis. However, in addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the

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