Exercises To Improve Hand Mobility

Exercises To Improve Hand Mobility Whether cooking, driving, or examining fruits and vegetables at the produce market, our hands work every day. We may not realize that our busy hands, like other parts of our body, can become tired, tender, achy, and sore. The hands of those who suffer from ailments like arthritis, tendonitis, or … Continue reading “Exercises To Improve Hand Mobility”

Exercising Later in Life: A 93-Year-Old World Rowing Champion Is as Healthy as a 30-Year-Old After Starting to Row at 70

Exercising Later in Life: A 93-Year-Old World Rowing Champion Is as Healthy as a 30-Year-Old After Starting to Row at 70 It’s not often that researchers use such words as “remarkable,” “exceptional” and “novel” (meaning “new or unusual”) when describing the subject of their study. But these are adjectives investigators used in their case study … Continue reading “Exercising Later in Life: A 93-Year-Old World Rowing Champion Is as Healthy as a 30-Year-Old After Starting to Row at 70”

10 Foot Exercises For Preventing Falls

10 Foot Exercises For Preventing Falls When creating workout routines for the body, the feet are not usually the primary target for exercise. The arms, legs, abdominals, and hips usually take top priority. The feet aren’t given much thought until they cause some problem. Our feet move us around, but they are often “neglected because … Continue reading “10 Foot Exercises For Preventing Falls”

This Exercise Can Change the Trajectory of Aging and Physical Decline

This Exercise Can Change the Trajectory of Aging and Physical Decline Most older adults would agree that routine exercise provides several health benefits, including strengthening muscles, preventing or delaying illnesses, and increasing physical endurance. Zachary Gillenan added one unique benefit: Creating special memories with loved ones that you might not have been able to have … Continue reading “This Exercise Can Change the Trajectory of Aging and Physical Decline”

DIABETES: 10 Warning Signs of Diabetes

DIABETES: 10 Warning Signs of Diabetes Diabetes is a widely known health condition that affects millions of people of all ages in the United States. Surprisingly, many people who have diabetes don’t know that they have it. But that’s not all, what gets in the way of people getting checked for and accurately diagnosed is … Continue reading “DIABETES: 10 Warning Signs of Diabetes”

8 Habits That Could Extend Your Life 24 Years

8 Habits That Could Extend Your Life 24 Years If you want to live a long life, health experts say maintaining healthy eating habits and staying physically active can go a long way in fulfilling this goal. Lending support to the experts are previously published studies that show how a healthy lifestyle can contribute to … Continue reading “8 Habits That Could Extend Your Life 24 Years”

Live Long And Well

Live Long And Well When Elizabeth Francis celebrated her birthday in July, the Houston, Texas resident earned a title that few people have ever achieved: Francis is the oldest living person in Texas. Now, Francis’ age of 114 places her in the unique class of supercentenarians—people who are 110 years old or older. The great-great-grandmother … Continue reading “Live Long And Well”

Walking: Do You Need 10,000 Steps?

Walking: Do You Need 10,000 Steps? Hitting 10,000 steps a day was once considered the “gold standard” for daily physical activity. A new study, however, says that people can still reach their physical activity goals and enjoy health benefits with fewer steps. The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology in August, found … Continue reading “Walking: Do You Need 10,000 Steps?”

As You Age, What’s More Important—Stretching, Balance Work or Strength Training?

As You Age, What’s More Important—Stretching, Balance Work or Strength Training? Strength, balance, and flexibility are key factors for people of all ages to live a quality life and are of even greater importance to older adults. The loss or lessening of any of these factors for people 65 and over can mean the difference … Continue reading “As You Age, What’s More Important—Stretching, Balance Work or Strength Training?”

Protein Power: How Much Is Good?

Protein Power: How Much Is Good? Proteins are essential to the body, but the question most often asked is how much you should consume daily. Nutrition experts say the amount of protein you need depends on many factors, such as your age, activity levels, gender, weight, and health status. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for … Continue reading “Protein Power: How Much Is Good?”