Tagged: exercise

Arthritis and exercise

If you have osteoarthritis, it need not limit your mobility—at least not if you exercise and keep moving. Half of the adults with OA report that they don’t participate in any physical activity. Thus,...

Osteoarthritis: causes and treatments

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis—the medical term for a wide variety of disorders that involve inflammation of a joint. OA is a process that...

7 ways to live well with depression

Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States, affecting some 16 million people. There are many steps that can help treat depression, starting with recognizing the signs and symptoms and asking...

Alzheimer’s prevention strategies

Unlike age and genetics, certain health and lifestyle factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk may be controlled. Scientists are exploring prevention strategies to determine whether or not things like exercise, diet, and “brain games”...

Can exercise cure depression and anxiety?

At the age of 16, Heather Troupe received a diagnosis of chronic severe depression and a prescription for an antidepressant. Eight years and 9 kilos later, she was sleeping poorly, felt a lot of anxiety...

Should you try cupping?

If you watched the Summer Olympics in Rio this past August, you undoubtedly saw quite a few high-profile athletes—most famously Michael Phelps—sporting large purple circles on their backs, shoulders, and other body parts, the...

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What to eat before a workout

It’s important to find what works best for you. There’s no magic pre­-exercise meal, but there are some general guidelines for vigorous workouts lasting more than an hour. It’s best to eat one to...