Tag Archive 'exercise'

Long-Term Exercise May Reduce Vets’ Muscle Pain

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov A bout of exercise can worsen the aches of American military veterans suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain, a small new study shows, But researchers say that it’s only temporary. Long-term exercise, they stress, can help reduce veterans’ chronic pain. About 100,000 veterans from the first Gulf War war have reported chronic musculoskeletal [...]

Let a Stress Fracture Heal

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov A stress fracture is an overuse injury that usually occurs from exercise, such as running. Fatigued muscles after a while aren’t able to absorb the stress of a certain activity, so the bone begins to absorb the impact, resulting in a tiny fracture. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to [...]

Gout: New Drug & Old Favorites May Reduce Risk

Gout is a painful joint condition caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood resulting in deposition of fine crystals in the joints. The most common presentation of gout is the sudden onset of intense pain, redness and swelling of the great toe joint at night or during sleep. The prevalence of gout [...]

Starting a Walking Program: 10 Tips for Your Feet!

Walking is an easy and affordable form of exercise associated with numerous health benefits. Walking improves overall health by increasing aerobic fitness, increasing good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol. Walking decreases this risk of cancer, stroke, depression and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Impact Exercise Decreases Risk of Fracture & Osteoporosis

Physical activity is the most important factor for the development and maintenance of healthy bones. A study in the July/August issue of Sports Health found weight bearing activities to be effective at increasing bone mineral density and preventing fractures and diseases, such as osteoporosis. It has been know for years that weight bearing activities increase [...]

Foot Tips During Pregnancy

Foot pain can be easily overlooked during pregnancy. During this time, the body releases a hormone called relaxin, to relax the ligaments in the birth canal. Relaxin also relaxes the ligaments elsewhere in the body and one of the most noticeable areas is in the feet. Due to the relaxation of the ligaments, the feet [...]

Massage, Circulation and Exercise

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a deep dull pain felt in the muscles 12-24 hours after exercising. The pain can take four to six days to subside. Previous theories attributed the pain to lactic acid buildup, but more the more recent is theory is that the pain is due to an inflammatory process as [...]

Walking Tips For Seniors

Exercise has an important role in the general health, well-being and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who stay active and engage in regular exercise, tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to their physician. Walking is an easy and affordable form of exercise. Walking for [...]

Caffeine Helps Decrease Muscle Pain During Exercise

In an article released in this month’s issue of The Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, researchers at the University of Illinois evaluated the effect of caffeine on muscle pain during exercise. The researchers divided 25 fit, college-aged males into two groups; participants who had low caffeine intakes and participants who had an average [...]

High Strain, Low Strength Activities Increase Arthritis Risk

Dutch researchers studied the effects of different types of physical activity on knee osteoarthritis in older adults. Four components of physical activity were evaluated in 1678 patients over a 12 year period. Physical activity was categorized into four groups: muscle strength, intensity, mechanical strain, and turning actions. No association was found between the Social Bookmarking [...]

High Intensity Activity for Diabetes Prevention

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the United States increased to 17.5 million people in 2007 and continues to rise. Serious complications associated with diabetes include, but are not limited to, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nervous system diseases and amputations. In 2002 there were 82,000 lower extremity amputations in diabetics. The economic burden [...]

Exercising in a Down Economy

Most Americans are feeling the pinch in today’s economy. The cost of living continues to increase as wages decrease. Exercise is important for general health, yet the cost of a gym membership is too much for most people. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends moderately intense cardio 30 minutes a day, five days a [...]

Diabetes, Exercise & Foot Circulation

The Influence of Exercise on Foot Perfusion in Diabetes. Researchers at the Wound Healing Research Unit at Cardiff University in the UK measured changes in circulation in the foot following brief periods of exercise in participants with and without type 2 diabetes and arterial disease. There were 61 participants and 116 limbs were evaluated. The [...]