There’s no doubt that exercise lowers your risk for heart disease – but what about sudden death due to an abnormal heart rhythm? Despite the fact that people occasionally drop dead during exercise, research suggests exercise may actually make you more resistant to heart rhythms that lead to sudden death. Find out how.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Researchers are constantly in search of new markers or predictors of how long a person is likely to live. Here are four simple tests you can do that’ll give you an idea of how healthy your cardiovascular and nervous systems are, both of which are important for health and longevity.
Body composition changes with age. One of those changes is a decrease in lean body mass. Have you ever thought about why muscles age and whether there are things you can do to slow down this process? This article discusses research looking at how muscles age.
What could be more inconvenient and uncomfortable than a tendon injury, especially if it involves your lower extremities? Why are some people more at risk for tendon problems than others? This article discusses factors that increase the risk for tendinopathy.
Clues to future obesity may be identifiable early in life. Parents are usually happy when a baby or child has a good appetite – but what does it say about their future risk for being overweight or obese? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out what they are.
Insulin resistance is a problem only for overweight or obese people, right? That’s what many people think. Unfortunately, you can be of normal weight or even underweight and still be insulin resistant. Find out why and discover ways to lower your risk.
Exercise has multiple health benefits. Recently, researchers made a new discovery – how a compound released by muscle cells during exercise may protect cells against death, thereby prolonging life. Find out more about a link between exercise, healthy aging and longevity.
There’s the perception that exercise is bad for your joints and you shouldn’t work out if you have stiff or achy joints. Contrary to popular belief, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Find out what research shows about exercise, arthritis and achy joints and why it’s important for joint health.
You hear a lot about insulin resistance these days because it’s a growing problem. It’s also a risk factor for other health problems. Are you at risk for insulin resistance? Find out more about what causes it and the role that lifestyle factors play in preventing it.
It’s no secret that a 20 year old has a higher aerobic capacity than an 80 year old. This is partially due to age-related changes that affect the heart. This article discusses how the heart changes with age and how its response to exercise changes over time. It also discusses the benefits of aerobic training during all stages of life.