Inactivity More Deadly Than Obesity

Inactivity More Deadly Than Obesity

Just a little bit of exercise can go a long way. In fact, a new study shows that twice as many premature deaths occur due to inactivity compared to the premature deaths attributed to obesity.   The researchers analyzed the height, weight, age, physical activity levels, and more of approximately 330,000 men and women. The
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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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