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Healed!

On August 12, 2014 By

Important news for people with musculo-skeletal injuries and those who have recently undergone surgery.  

According to an article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons entitled: “Loading of Healing bone, Fibrous Tissue, and Muscle: Implications for Orthopedic Practice” by Joseph A. Buchwalter, MS, MD, and Alan J. Grodzinsky, PhD, there […]

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Bicycling is a truly amazing aerobic activity that can be performed and enjoyed by a large percentage of older adults.

 

The wheels provide exponential advantages over ambulatory exercise on level surfaces and down hills. However, the additional weight of the cycle renders uphill riding much more physically demanding than uphill walking or running.

 

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Men and women who do not perform regular resistance exercise experience progressive muscle atrophy.

Research indicates that inactive adults lose about one-half pound of muscle per year during their 30s and 40s.(5,8)   The rate of muscle loss may double to one pound per year in people over fifty years of age. (13)  Unfortunately, the higher […]

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Most adults know that the average American adds about 1 pound of body weight every year on the bathroom scale.

Most adults periodically address this problem by following calorie-restricted diets. Many also try various forms of endurance exercise (walking, jogging, cycling, dancing, stepping, ski machines, etc.) to help reduce their weight by burning additional calories. […]

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During the past few years there has been a lot of interest in the aging process and strategies for delaying degenerative problems. Although we all grow older, physical inactivity appears to accelerate the adverse effects of aging. Consider the physiological responses to sedentary lifestyles.

It is an unfortunate fact that about 90 percent of all […]

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Most older adults don’t understand that body weight represents 2 components, namely fat weight and lean weight.

Together, the fat weight and lean weight (muscle and bone) define body composition as well as body weight.  People generally don’t realize that their body composition is much more important than their body weight, and they have little […]

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During the past few years, more and more studies have shown that sensible strength training produces many health and fitness benefits.

Key researchers have provided a wealth of data on the positive physiological responses to basic programs of strength exercise.  Consider these 12 reasons to make strength training a part of your healthy exercise program.

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“What’s going on here?”

Ronald Glass, a forty year-old businessman who weighs the same as he did in college, is understandably irritated as he tries on a new pair of slacks at his local department store. “They’re cutting corners everywhere these days,” Ron muses as he attempts to button the waistband.

Is Glass the victim of a sizing scam?

He should be so […]

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After 15 years of National and International powerlifting competitions with training 3 to 4 days a week, 2 to 3 hours a day, 50 weeks of the year, I am convinced recovery over 50 is the key to enjoyment, performance and exercise longevity!

If you are just starting to exercise or a seasoned veteran […]

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