New research suggests that doing lots of light-intensity physical activities reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Kaiser Health News interviewed three other prominent experts on aging and health about how seniors can find the will to adopt healthier habits.
Aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health and other physiological functions.
Only 20% wore helmets in the study, while more than 90% of cyclists wore helmets while riding their own bikes.
In recent years an “athletic ideal” – characterized by muscle tone and power – has emerged as an alternative conception of beauty.
Eating well and exercising before surgery can improve surgical outcomes even among patients who have extremely serious procedures.
Although strength and conditioning is important, cardiovascular fitness is also important – as many injuries occur as a result of fatigue.
The health benefits of exercise have been proven over and over again. If it was a pill, exercise would be a trillion-dollar money-maker prescribed to everyone.
Many “healthy” foods and drinks contain hidden fats, sugars or salt, each of which will curb your weight loss efforts.
Our food choices are driven by our “Homer Simpson Brain System” – named after the cartoon character famed for making impulsive decisions.