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Category: Fitness

Exhilarating (and Safe!) Exercise for Active Aging Week and Anytime

Active Aging Week It takes effort to make physical fitness a priority. Exercise takes time and can be tough, tiring work, especially when a person is first starting out. Furthermore, when aging or disease interferes with an individual’s strength and endurance, it can…

Health News Round-Up: An ‘Ounce of Preemption’ Before Treatment

Preparing for Surgery or Treatment with ‘Prehab’ Patients who undergo surgeries, or other aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, are often guided in rehabilitation exercises afterward to build back lost strength and endurance. However, some specialists have begun to explore the…

Treat Your Feet — Promote Blood Flow, Don’t Wait to Circulate

Welcome back to our Treat Your Feet series for diabetes foot health. Last week we explored proper footwear to Cover and protect your feet; the week before, we investigated procedures for keeping them Clean and dry. For this installment, we’re promoting movement…

Health News Round-Up: Even With a Cart, Golf Is Serious Exercise

Cart-Aided Golf Still Packs a Workout Ample fresh air and a moderate walking pace make golf feel like leisure, but this recent NPR piece reinforces that even with modifications like motorized carts, golf is indeed a sport. The number of steps a…

Health News Round-Up: Exercise Benefits Parkinson’s Patients

Physical Activity Can Counteract the Effects of Parkinson’s Activities ranging from drumming to dance can help patients with Parkinson’s disease to regain range and smoothness of motion and reduce the need for medication. Recent studies have shown substantial gains in patients who…

Health News Round-Up: Conference Targets Widespread Caregiving Strains

White House Conference Echoes Caregiving Needs and Challenges The White House Conference on Aging, held once per decade since the 1960s, took place on July 13. A chief focus of this decade’s conference was meeting elders’ caregiving needs, featuring thought leaders such…