• Strength Training for Bone Density: How Much Benefit Can You Expect?

    2 monthes ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    If you're a woman over 50, you may be tempted to forgo strength training and stay physically active in other ways, like walking or cycling. However, these exercises aren't high impact enough or require enough force generation to stimulate new bone growth and lower the risk of osteoporosis. If you're concerned about preserving bone health, it's worth the effort to work your muscles against resistance.
    Aging and inactivity are two leading contributors to bone loss. When you lose bone mass, your bones become weaker and more fragile. This happens because you break down bone faster than you...
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  • Large-Scale Study Finds Greater Sedentary Hours Increases Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Large-Scale Study Finds Greater Sedentary Hours Increases Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    2 monthes ago - By BWH

    Study finds that maintaining an active lifestyle can reduce the risk of OSA, encourages physicians to recommend exercise-based interventions for those at risk
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  • Physical activity may reduce older adults' all-cause dementia risk

    Physical activity may reduce older adults' all-cause dementia risk

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Physical activity may reduce age-associated risk for all-cause dementia among older adults, according to results of a population-based cohort study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.
    “Aging is the strongest risk factor for dementia,” Natan Feter, MS, of the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, said during a virtual presentation. “However, we also know that about half of the cases of dementia in the U.K. might be attributable to multiple risk factors, including, but not only, physical inactivity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to
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