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Stick with it

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Second day of the new year so studies suggest that lots of you are already wavering in your commitment to a healthy new lifestyle. And some of you have even moved beyond wavering – you’ve actually stopped working out or watching what you eat on this second day of the year. So here’s a common […]

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Exercise is like everything else in life

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A recent study among several thousand Australian women concluded that regular exercise during midlife led to a lower incidence of joint complaints later in life. In this study, the exercise did not have to be vigorous for its benefits to accrue: even light exercise done regularly in the middle years led to healthier joints later […]

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Dance, dance, dance

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This not news: falling is a huge huge health risk as we age. It starts kicking up in our forties and it gets progressively worse as we get older especially as we pass into our late 70s and 80s. Why? Because of all the complications that can ensure from a fall starting with the scariest, […]

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Easy way to better health

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The bulk of things that medical experts advise, especially in their conclusions to published studies, are usually either cumbersome or bathed in a bunch of restrictions. So for once, it was lovely to see a very simple un-bathed recommendation for better health from an update in the fabulous ongoing EPIC-Norfolk Study. This update about older people […]

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Preventing dementia: early days

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A great deal of the buzz at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference which just wrapped up in London, England, has been about preventing dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia. And that’s a good thing because given how meager the returns have been so far from treating dementia, it’s time […]

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Exercise to preserve cognitive functions? Maybe

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According to a recent report from the (US) National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, there is really no good proof that we know of anything you can do to lower your risk of cognitive decline with age. That’s the depressingly bad news. The more optimistic slant is that there are good hints that exercise, controlling […]