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The Process to Start Rehabbing an Achilles Injury

The Process to Start Rehabbing an Achilles Injury

The Achilles tendon is a major and vital tendon running along the backside of each leg and attaching the calf to the heel. The Achilles is both the thickest and strongest tendon in the human body and is paramount to almost any foot or leg movement like running, jumping, or walking. Because of the body’s nearly constant reliance on the Achilles, it is also very prone to severe injury. If you are a sports fan, you have likely seen an Achilles injury occur in an athlete who lands wrong or plants their foot incorrectly during an intense movement.

Exercise During Middle Age Protects Against Muscle Loss Later

Exercise During Middle Age Protects Against Muscle Loss Later

Can exercise during the middle years of your life protect against frailty and loss of strength later? That’s what a new study shows. Find out more about strength training and how it may reduce your risk for sarcopenia later on in life. You’ll discover the role nutrition plays in preventing loss of muscle as well as a vitamin that may be beneficial.

Is Obesity an Inflammatory Disease?

Is Obesity an Inflammatory Disease?

You hear a lot about inflammation these days – how it’s linked with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. People who are obese are also at greater risk for these health problems. Is there a link between obesity and inflammation? Find out what research shows about the link between body fat and inflammation.

How Insulin Sensitivity Changes With Age and What You Can Do About It

How Insulin Sensitivity Changes With Age and What You Can Do About It

Having good insulin sensitivity is important for weight control and for overall health. Insulin sensitivity changes with age – but why? Is it due to factors you have some control over like body composition or is it an inevitable part of aging? Find out what research shows about insulin sensitivity and aging and what you can do to avoid insulin resistance and the health problems it’s linked with.