Have you heard the word osteoarthritis?

More than likely you have and probably from an older person. If you are middle aged do not fool yourself, you could have osteoarthritis (OA) as well. OA has been stereotyped as a disease that only affects an aging population, however; it also affects those over 35. Approximately five […]

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So-called men’s fitness often means lifting weights or punching a bag, but experts will tell you that as we age, our bodies need different types of exercises to stay healthy.

“Society tells us that men should have big muscles and be strong,” says personal trainer Alistair Hopper of Flex Fitness in Winnipeg. “Therefore, the majority of men […]

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Women’s fitness often tends to focus on cardio, yoga or even conditioning, but any personal trailer will tell you, this isn’t enough.

Fitness expert and author of Finding Your Fit Kathleen Trotter, says women tend to shy away from lifting weights, often due to myths.

“There is still a prevailing myth that women will get bulky if they […]

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If you’re pounding the pavement to clock up your 10,000 steps, you may want to pause for a moment. Public Health England chiefs have announced you’re better off going for a bracing walk than counting steps obsessively.

Mike Brannan, of Public Health England (PHE), said that the 10,000 target “is believed to come from a pedometer manufacturer in […]

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It took me a few months to accept that I had given myself tendinosis in my phone thumb.

It is a depressingly modern condition in which the tendons around the thumb inflame as a result of repetitive strain — in my case because I had, for hours a day over years of a life, tapped […]

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Barbara Ehrenreich, popular author and self-described mythbuster, has written about how, having reached her mid-70s, she has lived long enough and now forgoes regular medical exams. And Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a 60-year-old oncologist and bioethicist, argues that we might all be better off, himself included,  Read More...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small amounts of exercise could have an outsize effect on happiness.

According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those […]

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A traumatic brain injury, even a mild concussion, increases the risk for Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.

Researchers identified all patients diagnosed with T.B.I. in a Veterans Health Administration database — 162,935 men and women — and matched them with the same number of people with similar health and behavioral characteristics but who had […]

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