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Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis. Picture of 3 older people. a caucasian male in the background and a black male and a caucasian female in the foreground, lifting light dumbells at a facility.

Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis or “porous bone” is a disease of the skeletal system characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. Osteoporosis leads to an increased risk of bone fractures typically in the wrist, hip, and spine. Diet and exercise can do a lot to not only prevent osteoporosis, but to also reverse osteoporosis that […]

Take a Load Off of Your Knees. Picture of a young caucasian female sitting and holding onto her knee.

Take a Load Off of Your Knees

A new study finds that shedding those extra pounds can take a load off of the knees.1 Excess weight puts a strain on the knees that can result in osteoarthritis and possibly the need for joint replacement. However, the research shows people who lost five percent or more of their weight over a four-year span […]

Exercises to Help Improve Hand Mobility. Picture of an older caucasian's hands.

Exercises to Help Improve Hand Mobility

If you find daily tasks difficult to do because you suffer from stiffness, swelling, or pain in your hands, the right exercises may help get you back in motion. Beneath the skin, your hands are an intricate architecture of tendons, joints, ligaments, nerves, and bones. Each of these structures is vulnerable to damage from illness […]

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries at Your Desk. Picture of a young black female sitting at a table working on her laptop. At the other end of the table are a young caucasian male and female working at a computer.

Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries at Your Desk

Many of us have jobs that require typing on a computer for at least some of the day. One danger that arises with typing for long periods of time is developing repetitive strain injury (RSI). RSI comes about when repetitive activities wear down the tendons, ligaments, or muscles of our hands. Typing is just one […]

Five Common Workout Mistakes. Picture of an older caucasian male and a young caucasian male lifting lightweight dumbbells.

Five Common Workout Mistakes

Exercise has numerous health benefits. It can help keep weight in a healthy range, it can help strengthen muscles, and it can even help with mental health. However, many people commit common mistakes that can limit the benefits of exercise or even cause harm. We’ll outline some of these mistakes below. These mistakes are common […]