Improve Knee Osteoarthritis with a Daily Walk

Improve Knee Osteoarthritis with a Daily Walk

Adding to the body of research proclaiming the benefits of walking is a recent study showing that a daily walk can help improve knee osteoarthritis (OA) and prevent disability. OA is the leading cause of functional limitation, such as difficulty walking and climbing stairs, among older adults.   Nearly 1,800 adults, with an average age
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The Benefits of the Great Outdoors

The Benefits of the Great Outdoors

Spending time outside can be valuable, especially as we age. Not only can the sunshine and the wonderful sounds of nature boost our mood, it also benefits both mind and body. Here’s how:   Improves brain function – Various studies have shown a wide variety of brain health benefits of the great outdoors including improved
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20-Second Brain Health Test

20-Second Brain Health Test

The authors of a recent study have developed a simple, low-cost test for brain health: balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds. The research finds that the study participants who couldn’t complete this task were more likely to have had silent strokes that damaged tiny blood vessels in the brain. This in turn
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Dietary Fiber Found to Reduce the Risk of Stroke

Dietary Fiber Found to Reduce the Risk of Stroke

A recent study in the journal Stroke finds that risk of first-time stroke is lowered by eating more fiber. The research shows that every 7-gram dietary increase in fiber correlates with a 7% decrease in the chances of a first-time stroke (Threapleton D, Greenwood D, Evans C, et al. Dietary fiber intake and risk of
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Shoulder Impingement – Physical Therapy versus Steroid Shots

Shoulder Impingement – Physical Therapy versus Steroid Shots

In the first-ever study comparing physical therapy to steroid injections for shoulder impingement syndrome, the outcomes for pain and disability were the same. However, physical therapy may do more to address the underlying cause while also giving patients greater ability and confidence in future self-management. Shoulder impingement syndrome is used as a generic term to
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