Reduce Your Risk for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, Reduce Your Risk Now!

Osteoporosis, Reduce Your Risk Now! Osteoporosis is an age-related disorder in which bones become gradually thinner, more porous and less able to support the weight of the body. It has a debilitating effect on quality of life, as it limits a person’s independence. This condition attacks both men and women, but women usually suffer more…

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Ashvini Mashru,MA,RD,LDN Vertex Fitness Testimonial

Ashvini Mashru,MA,RD,LDN – Registered Dietitian Recommends Vertex Fitness – Testimonial

Registered Dietitian, Ashvini Mashru,MA,RD,LDN, Recommends Vertex Fitness As a Registered Dietitian with a specialty in weight loss and weight management, strength training is what I recommend my clients , especially women over 40. Strength training allows you to build and maintain muscle. The more muscle you have, the greater your resting metabolic rate will be.…

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Alcohol Eats Away at Muscle Mass

Alcohol Eats Away at Muscle Mass

Alcohol Eats Away at Muscle Mass If increasing muscle mass is one of your goals, then think twice before you go out for a night of heavy drinking. Consuming alcohol in large quantities has a direct effect on your metabolism, causing fat to be stored instead of being utilized as an energy source. Alcohol contains…

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Type 1 Diabetes & Exercise

Type 1 Diabetes & Exercise

Type 1 Diabetes & Exercise Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to use sugars, starches, fats and proteins. Because the body needs various fuels for energy, this disease disrupts normal energy metabolism both at rest and during physical exercise. Following digestion, a hormone called insulin is released into the blood…

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Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Exercise and Fibromyalgia

Exercise and Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition affecting between 1 and 3% of the general population. The syndrome is characterized by widespread muscle aches and pains, stiffness, fatigue and muscle spasms. Many people with fibromyalgia report difficulty doing everyday activities such as carrying objects, walking and working with their arms. Pain, fatigue, helplessness, psychological…

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Exercise and Arthritis

Exercise and Arthritis

Exercise and Arthritis Arthritis is becoming a more prevalent health problem—and not just among the elderly. More than 40 million people have arthritis, including 33% of individuals over the age of 65. The good news is that a program of moderate exercise can offset the pain associated with this indiscriminate disease. What is arthritis? Arthritis…

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