Mon Jan 22 2018

Category: Exercise / Fitness

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention

Posted in Blood Pressure, Exercise / Fitness, Heart Health, Hospital / Doctor Care, Screenings / Tests

When we talk about primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, what do we mean by that?  Primary prevention is where you tell someone to exercise so they can prevent heart disease.  Secondary prevention, that's when we make a diagnosis.  We notice that someone has high blood pressure through a test in the examination room, and we [&hellip

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Anaerobic Metabolism Can Cause Muscle Pain

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, The Body

It is called anaerobic metabolism.  That is metabolism without oxygen.  Anaerobic metabolism is often what we use when we're running and we're going at great lengths and stressing ourselves.  But the problem with anaerobic metabolism is, over a period of time, it can cause difficulties.  It can actually cause severe pain that can occur a [&hellip

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Exercise Helps Us Deal with Stress

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Women's Health

Trying to find the time to exercise may be one of the most difficult things for a woman to do.  That's because it's often easier to sit back and rest than go out and jog, ride a bike, or hit the gym.  But in stressful times, it may be more important than ever to get [&hellip

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A Spoonful of Sugar

Posted in Diet / Weight Loss, Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Research

A spoonful of sugar.  Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons each day.  It's time to cut back.  That's according to the American Heart Association.  Most of that added sugar actually comes from soft drinks and candy; three hundred and fifty-five calories, the equivalent of guzzling two cans of soda and eating a chocolate bar.  By comparison, [&hellip

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Treating Tennis Elbow

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Sports Medicine

Tennis elbow is not just a problem for tennis players.  The medical name is lateral epicondylitis and the problem describes pain on the outside of the elbow.  The problem is usually a direct result of overuse and that's why it's associated with tennis players.  But, you can get tennis elbow from any activity that involves [&hellip

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Exercise May Reduce Risk of Hospitalization in Older Adults

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Geriatric Health, Hospital / Doctor Care, Research

Exercise could reduce the risk of hospitalizations.  Older adults who have low muscle density are at higher risk of being hospitalized.  Measuring how much fat compared to lean tissue there is in thigh muscle is the most accurate gauge of a person's risk of hospitalization.  A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society [&hellip

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Tibial Band Pain

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Feet, Musculoskeletal, Nerves, Sports Medicine

It's called the tibial band, and it's just that.  It's a band that goes down on the outside of the leg.  It more or less goes from the hip all the way down to the feet in the way it works.  What happens is when the patellofemoral pain occurs in the knee, it can also [&hellip

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Preventing Vitamin Deficiency in Women

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Women's Health

Vitamin deficiency is a problem throughout many women's lives.  It is very important that a woman eat a balanced diet, especially at the period of time when she's going to get pregnant and have children.  Vitamin deficiency can be made up for, of course, by taking a multivitamin, but you have to realize that with [&hellip

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Overuse Injuries Are Common in Endurance Athletes

Posted in Ache / Pain, Exercise / Fitness, Sports Safety

Are you an endurance athlete, or in the path to running that first marathon, or participating in as a triathlete?  Or are you a person who runs that daily 5K?  At first glance, you are to be commended because you're clearly doing all you can to stay in condition and keeping your heart healthy, but [&hellip

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Kids Exercise Less as They Reach Adolescence

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Research, Teen Health

Children's activity levels do decline as they reach adolescence.  Researchers followed more than 1,000 children for six years.  They tracked their typical activity levels with a monitor worn around the waist for about a week during each year measured.  They were measured at ages 9, 11, 12, and 15.  At nine years old, children engaged [&hellip

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