As the population ages, osteoporosis is a growing problem in both women and men. Loss of bone mineral density (BMD) increases the risk of fractures, which can lead to disability, pain, and reduced quality of life. Hip fractures are particularly dangerous. They’re linked to a higher risk of death, particularly
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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,
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 lumbar area. If
If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that increase your odds of fracturing a bone. The good news is, doing simple exercises a few days a week can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.
“The effect of exercise on bone
Back pain has a wide range of presentations and causes. Pain differs widely from person to person for reasons that are puzzling. This makes back pain one of the most challenging conditions for both the patient and healthcare provider.
Some individuals feel a constant ache across their lower back when
If you’re a woman, your bone mass peaked at about age 30, and it’s probably been declining since you went through menopause. As bone mass decreases, the chances of breaking a bone rise—and breaking a bone can be a life-changing event. For example, a hip fracture can mean many months
Before you begin, you should be aware of guidelines that will make your workouts productive and safe. The suggestions that follow come from weight training experts, hospitals, universities, and organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine.
Get the approval of your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Among the health
Before beginning any new fitness program, including resistance training, check with your doctor. Explain what the program will involve in terms of exercise type, intensity, instruction, and supervision. You will likely get one of these three responses, although not with these exact words:
Great. It’ll be good for you.
Go with the
Fitness programs, including those that have a flexibility component, are available in a variety of formats. They are in books, magazines, online, on DVDs, and at health clubs, churches, hospitals, colleges/universities, senior centers, YMCAs/YWCAs, golf and tennis clubs, municipal recreation departments, and neighborhood fitness centers.
Enroll in programs for groups or
Many of these underlying conditions are familiar. Others are not as well known, but can be just as debilitating. Here’s the list, in the order they are discussed.
Loss of hearing
Orthopaedic injuries and procedures
Loss of hearing
Most of us don’t necessarily make the connection