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Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

As we age, it is important to take part in physical activity to stay healthy and independent. There are so many benefits of exercising, from protecting us from diseases to boosting our mood. The National Institutes of Health recommends these four types of exercise to maximize those benefits.   Strength exercises – builds muscle, increases
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Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Osteoporosis is more common in women. It affects about 25% (1 in 4) of women aged 65 and over and about 6% (1 in 17) of men aged 65 and over. While men experience about half as many osteoporotic fractures as women, osteoporosis is not just a woman’s disease.   Men are less likely to
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Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

A stroke often cuts off blood flow to the brain and impairs vital cognitive abilities such as thinking, remembering, and learning. However, new research finds a post-stroke exercise program aids in not only physical recovery for survivors, but mental as well. Researchers analyzed records from 13 clinical trials that included a total of 639 patients
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How to Manage Neck Pain from Computer Use

How to Manage Neck Pain from Computer Use

Did you know that up to 70% of office workers who use computers a lot will have neck pain at some point in their lives?  Each year, as many as 46% of computer users may experience neck pain! For most, some easy adjustments may fix the problem. On the other hand, there are many people
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Nerve Damage in the Neck? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Nerve Damage in the Neck? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Cervical radiculopathy, often occurring as a result of an opening between two vertebrae, is a disorder where nerves are damaged in the neck. In addition to the neck, pain and other symptoms can arise in the shoulders, arms, or hands. The good news is a recent randomized, controlled trial shows that physical therapy provides clinically
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