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.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Have you ever had an overuse injury? Most people have. This article discusses what causes overuse or repetitive stress injuries along with simple steps you can take to prevent them.
Wouldn’t life be rosy if you could turn off the aging process? As you might expect, there’s ongoing research in this area and lots of theories as to why aging occurs. Is aging something that can be prevented or at least slowed down? Find out more.
Some athletes have an enlarged heart as a result of their training. This condition is known as athlete’s heart. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to distinguish from a more serious heart condition. Find out more about enlarged hearts in athletes.
The amount of research conducted on inflammation-related health conditions has increased in the past 10 years. As more studies are released, more medical professionals begin to understand the link between inflammation, diet, aging and good health.
What causes muscle strains? Just as importantly, what can you do to treat or prevent them? This article discusses types of muscle strains and what to do if you get one.
How sedentary are you? Chances are you sit more than you think. A large study looked at how much the average person sits or engages in sedentary activity during the day. Find out what they learned and how this information can impact your health.
Regular physical exercise is important for lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes. Most people think of aerobic workouts as being the most effective for type 2 diabetes prevention – but what about strength-training? Find out what new research shows about strength training and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
You’ve heard people say “exercise is good medicine.” Now there’s even more proof of that. Find out what a study shows about exercise and how it compares with prescription medications for prolonging life in people with chronic diseases. You may be surprised.
Sure, exercise improves your health and body composition – but can it help you get ahead at work? A new study looks at another benefit exercise offers – a more balanced home and work life. Find out how working out can enhance your life at work and at home.