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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Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing A little exercise is good for you, so more must be better, right? Well, sometimes. And sometimes more is just that—more. There comes a point of diminishing returns or, worse, a point where your body says “Enough!” Everyone reaches this point at different times. Triathletes, for example, are able…

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Exercise Can Help Control Stress

Exercise Can Help Control Stress

Exercise Can Help Control Stress People who exercise regularly will tell you they feel better. Some will say it’s because chemicals called neurotransmitters, which are produced in the brain, are stimulated during exercise. Since it’s believed that neurotransmitters mediate people’s moods and emotions, they can make you feel better and less stressed. While there’s no…

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