What You Can Do to Prevent Falls
Although people of any age can be injured by a fall, older adults are at increased risk of falling and are more likely to suffer serious, potentially fatal consequences.
Are You Exercising Hard Enough?
What do heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and depression have in common? Regular exercise can help reduce your risk of developing these—and many other—health problems.
Get Moving with an Exercise Prescription
How active are you? Do you get your heart pumping each week … or get on the couch and chill out? Ask your health care provider for an exercise prescription to fit your unique health needs—it could be a script that transforms your life.
Stressed and Sitting Too Much? Let’s Get Moving
You may want to read this standing up. On average, adults in the U.S. spend about six hours sitting per day, according to a study in JAMA. All that chair time is taking its toll on your health. Too much time spent sitting increases your risk for weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and more.
6 Ways to Spice Up Your Exercise Routine
You already know that exercise is good for your body, mind, and spirit—but what happens when you start feeling bored with the whole thing? If your workout routine feels a bit too routine, here are 6 days to breathe new life into it.
Running Free: The Key Is Injury Prevention
Whether you run to win races, to train for another sport, to lose weight, or for the joy of it, running can be tough on your body. You can wind up with stress fractures, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, and just plain sore feet and knees.
Men Prefer Cleaning the Bathroom to Seeing a Provider
When it comes to healthy lifestyle choices, men and women are far from equal. Men smoke and drink more. They make riskier choices. And they’re prone to putting off checkups and other medical visits, even if they’re sick or injured.
5 Common Diet Mistakes to Avoid
Eating right is a crucial part of managing your weight. Yet there’s a lot of misinformation about exactly what that entails. If you fall for the myths, you could be sabotaging your weight loss or even risking your health. Luckily, by knowing what to watch out for, you can avoid these missteps and keep your weight-loss plan on track.
Don’t Forget to Talk About Memory Problems
Many of us worry about developing memory problems as we age. So it is surprising that less than half of adults with memory concerns have discussed them with a healthcare provider.