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Get in the Game!
Studies have shown that men or women who continue to play sports and exercise in midlife continue to be more active as they get older. The benefits of a team sports session may even outweigh a run on the treadmill or a trip to the gym. Gym workouts boost cardiovascular...Read More about Get in the Game!
X-rays - What Are They and Why So Many?
If you have ever been to an orthopedic surgeon’s office, you know that quite often an X-ray is performed. Roughly 1/3 of all orthopedic office visits include an X-ray. Here are the reasons for X-rays and a few of the things physicians can learn from these pictures. X-rays were discovered...Read More about X-rays - What Are They and Why So Many?
Osteoarthritis – Eat This, Not That
Did you know that you can help fight osteoarthritis and the associated pain, decrease inflammation, and improve joint flexibility just by choosing the right foods? Some foods tend to increase inflammation and some foods help to fight it. Inflammation produces free radicals, the cell-damaging molecules that are formed in response...Read More about Osteoarthritis – Eat This, Not That
Balance – It’s Good for Everyone!
Falling actually kills more women every year than breast cancer. As we get older, falling becomes a more serious problem. Balance falls into the same “use it or lose it” category that you associate with movement. There are many things you can do to maintain your muscle strength and flexibility...Read More about Balance – It’s Good for Everyone!
Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium
Calcium is very important to your health. In fact, you have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. It makes up much of your bones and plays other important roles for good health. A large percentage of the population does not meet their calcium needs through their diet....Read More about Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium
Sprain or Strain? There is a Difference!
People tend to use the words “sprain” and “strain” interchangeably, but they are not the same. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the fibrous tissue that connects bones to bones at the joints. Ligament injuries involve stretching or tearing of this tissue. A strain is an...Read More about Sprain or Strain? There is a Difference!
Osteoporosis - Not Just a Woman's Disease
When you think of osteoporosis, you probably think of an elderly woman you see walking stooped over with a cane. However, this is not just a female affliction. Men’s bones can become brittle, too – and often with worse effects. In actuality, 1.5 million men older than age 65 have...Read More about Osteoporosis - Not Just a Woman's Disease
Tips to Prevent Falls in the Winter Months
Winter has arrived, and with the snow and ice comes a greater risk for falls. Here are some great tips to help prevent falls during these snowy days of winter: 1. Wear shoes/boots with good traction and/or invest in some of the “ice trackers” now that are made for walking...Read More about Tips to Prevent Falls in the Winter Months
New Year, New You!
Don’t make that same old resolution this year to lose weight or get in shape. Instead, set a specific small goal of starting a walking program to improve your health. It’s easy, it’s free, and there are so many benefits. Start with a short period of time - 5 minutes,...Read More about New Year, New You!
Do you have “sitting disease”? Do you realize how many hours in a day you are spending in a sedentary position, i.e. at the office, driving, eating, watching TV, on the computer, etc., etc? There have been scientific research studies done on the changing lifestyle from a more active one...Read More about "Sitting Disease"