Osteoporosis is called the silent disease because it shows little or no symptoms, but it affects an alarming number of women. Florida Hospital's Alexis Saire explains what you need to know, how to protect yourself and what role fitness plays.
Five years ago, Kate Walker was dealing with the painful effects of osteoporosis and her doctors warned she may never walk again. Rather than accepting that, she decided to get stronger. Today, she's a world champion weightlifter.
Forks and Feet: The Ultimate Healthcare Solution
When Cassius said that “the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves,” he wasn’t referring to causes of life-threatening medical problems, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. But today’s research seems to confirm Cassius’s philosophy. That is, many of the most serious health problems we may face as individuals and as a nation are a function of our daily choices...
Armed & Dangerous
Whereas your legs are known as your "wheels", your arms are referred to as your "guns". Make sure you're not shooting blanks. Any weight bearing exercise for seniors may be considered osteoporosis exercises; arm strengthening will allow the participant to push and pull a greater resistance and hence be even more beneficial as an exercise for the elderly.
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9 Steps to Physical Fitness
It's never too late to get in shape and the time to start is now. Step one is to consult with your doctor to get an exercise routine tailored to your needs and physical condition. Then follow these Growing Bolder Fitness tips.