Janet Dolores. Vlha, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursDouglas Clough
400 W Culvert
Zelienople, PA 16063
- tuesday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
At what age is it normal for my private area hair to turn gray?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredMost people notice their first gray hairs in their thirties (age 30 for men, age 35 for women, on average). Those hairs are usually on the head. Body hair tends to turn gray a little bit later, and may not ever turn gray in some people. Hair turns gray when the melanocytes in the hair follicle slow down their production of pigment, causing hair color to turn gray initially, then white when there is no pigment left.
Should I start exercising if I'm an older adult?
F. Michael Gloth, III, Gerontology, answeredThere are many reasons to begin an exercise program as you get older. Improvements in cognition (memory), physical function, and longevity have all been linked to proper diet and exercise. Unintentional weight loss late in life can be a sign of poor health and impending illness, but intentional weight loss is associated with improved health and longevity. Overweight and obese women who have a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to have poor health at a younger age.
Find out more about this book:Fit at Fifty and Beyond: A Balanced Exercise and Nutrition Program (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)
What is a good walking aid for a person who needs help with balance?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
The best walking aid depends on the amount of balance assistance needed. Some may require the use of a walker to assist with balance; others might require occasional use of a cane. The best device to use is the device that ensures safety, while also allowing you to exercise the muscles. Individuals who can ambulate with only occasional use of a cane should not use a walker. Do as much as possible, without compromising safety.
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