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Osteoarthritis is Metabolic?

June 16, 2015
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Metabolic Syndrome is an ailment typified by high blood sugar, elevated blood pressure, excessive body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol. People who have metabolic syndrome increase their risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Recent studies suggest that osteoarthritis (OA) may also be caused by metabolic syndrome. According to one study, “OA has...
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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Beats Cancer

June 4, 2015
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Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is accomplished by “cardio” exercises like running, stair climbing, bicycle riding, etc. It has been shown to provide benefits for several chronic diseases. One recent study examined how cardiorespiratory fitness might help protect men from cancer and from death due to cancer. The study followed 13,949 midlife men for 38 years....
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5 Ways Men Can Prevent Heart Attack

April 9, 2015
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A Swedish study of over 20,000 men ages 45-79 found five “low risk behaviors” that can substancially reduce the risk of heart attack (myocardial infarction – MI). “Low-risk behavior included 5 factors: a healthy diet moderate alcohol consumption no smoking being physically active having no abdominal adiposity (waist circumference less than 95 cm or...
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Seniors Getting Pumped

February 5, 2015
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A study examined “the effect of 26 weeks of low-load high-repetition resistance training (BodyPump™) on maximal strength, gait speed, balance and self-reported health status in healthy, active middle-aged and older adults.” This study divided seniors (over 55 years) into two groups, a control group and a group that “trained twice per week for 26...
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Save Money on Health Care

December 25, 2014
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A recent study compared the cost of health care for those suffering from metabolic syndrome (MetS) and those who weren’t. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and excess body fat, particularly around the middle. It increases your chances of stroke, heart disease and diabetes. In addition, it costs...
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Sports Help Bones 30 Years Later

December 18, 2014
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A study followed “397 retired male elite soccer players” for 30 year after they quit playing soccer. The researchers measured and evaluated their bone traits finding that “exercise-associated bone trait benefits are found long term after retirement from sports together with a lower fracture risk. This indicates that physical activity in youth could reduce...
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Physical Activity = Brain Power

December 9, 2014
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There are a number of published studies demonstrating the association between physical activity and cognition. Looking at these studies, researchers found that “results of the review support that physical activity is associated with cognition, but more research is needed to clarify the role of sex, intensity and type of physical activity and some psychological...
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More Calories Eating Out

December 4, 2014
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Home cooked meals are considered more nutritious by many people. A recent study found them to contain fewer calories as well. Researchers interviewed 12,528 people of all ages and found that “fast-food and full-service restaurant consumption, respectively, was associated with an increase in daily total energy (calories) intake of 813·75 kJ (194·49 kcal) and...
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Don’t’ Psych-Up Too Soon

November 6, 2014
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A study of athletes looked at the impact of “psyching-up” before they compete. Researchers tested “imagery vs. distraction” and looked at how long (0, 1, 2, 3, and 5 minutes) before their event short distance runners should tune themselves up mentally. The “findings showed that the imagery significantly improved sprint performance. Specifically, the imagery...
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Body Mass and Foot Joint Pain

November 4, 2014
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It is reasonable to believe that the more a person weighs, the more stain they place on their feet. While this may seem obvious, the first large study over an extended period of time was only recently conducted. Researchers looked at “body mass index (BMI) and foot joint pain (FJP) over a 5-year period...
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