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Posts filed under: Exercising with Health Challenges

Staying Fit with Lung Conditions

Staying Fit with Lung Conditions Years ago, people with lung conditions were advised to take it easy, and sit out of strenuous activities. Thanks to medical research, those days are over. It’s established that regular exercise is beneficial for people... Read More

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... Read More

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,... Read More

Type 2 Diabetes & Exercise

Type 2 Diabetes & Exercise The incidence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise, which experts largely attribute to the rise in obesity. Type 2 diabetes, which is responsible for 90 to 95% of all diabetes cases, is more... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Summer Skin

Summer Skin Protect your summer skin. Every sunscreen has a sun protection factor, or SPF, which is a measure of its strength or effectiveness. Each of us needs a different SPF, depending on whether, and to what degree, our skin... Read More

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... Read More

Exercise and Asthma

Exercise and Asthma Many people with asthma believe exercise is not an option for them, that it will do more harm than good. The truth is that most asthmatics would likely benefit from some form of regular physical activity. The... Read More