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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 1 in 5 Americans 80 and older has weak strength in their muscles, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    That number declines in younger age brackets, with just 2 percent of Americans ages 60 ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who regularly exercise may have more oxygen circulating in their brains -- and possibly sharper minds, a small study suggests.

    The findings, from a study of 52 healthy young women, don't prove that exercise makes you smarter, researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than three-quarters of Americans live close to at least one park or recreational facility, giving many people opportunity to exercise, a new study finds.

    But access to exercise sites varies regionally, the nationwide study found. "Not ever...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests.

    However, even a little exercise -- a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example -- is enough to reduce the risk of an early death by as much as 30 percent, the British...Full Article

  • Eric Olsen - El Cerrito, CA - Fitness
    Eric Olsen answered:
    The symptoms of a bulging or ruptured disk in the lower back include low backaches accompanied by sciatica, typically an intense burning sensation, sometimes with tingling. Sciatica occurs when the disk presses on the root of the long sciatic nerves running down the backs of both legs. In the most...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of bicyclist fatalities in the United States is increasing, particularly among adults in major cities, a recent study shows.

    After decreasing from 1975 to 2010, the number of bicyclists killed annually increase...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If exercising outdoors is on your list of New Year's resolutions, don't let the cold weather stop you, suggests the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

    But the group cautions that it's essential to be aware of possible injuries associ...Full Article

  • Eric Olsen - El Cerrito, CA - Fitness
    Eric Olsen answered:
    Cardiovascular diseases encompass diseases of the heart and blood vessels, and all of these related diseases are characterized by the same deleterious changes. These include changes in the blood that lead to an increased risk of blood clots in the arteries, a weakening of the heart muscle and loss...Read More
  • Eric Olsen - El Cerrito, CA - Fitness
    Eric Olsen answered:
    The idea that exercise can ease depression is gaining increasing acceptance. A variety of studies of exercise and mood over the years have looked at the therapeutic effects of exercise on depressed patients and concluded that:  
    • exercise is a better antidepressant than relaxation or other enjoyable
    ...Read More
  • Eric Olsen - El Cerrito, CA - Fitness
    Eric Olsen answered:
    Many assume that because muscle is protein, the more protein they eat, the bigger their muscles will become, but it doesn't seem to work that way. The only way to make a muscle larger or stronger is through exercise. Very heavy exercise of long duration may increase the need for extra protein, although...Read More
  • Eric Olsen - El Cerrito, CA - Fitness
    Eric Olsen answered:
    We typically think of cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart attack, as almost unique to middle-aged or older men, but heart disease is also the number one cause of death among women. It's a woman's disease as well.

    Where men and women do differ is in the age at which they tend to show up in...Read More
  • Eric Olsen - El Cerrito, CA - Fitness
    Eric Olsen answered:
    Physical activity and exercise reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in several ways. Some of these mechanisms work to prevent "acute" disease, such as heart attacks or strokes. Other mechanisms work to reduce the risk of "chronic" disease, such as atherosclerosis, angina, and peripheral...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some professional football players are seeking unproven stem cell therapies to speed their recovery from injuries. But experts are concerned that they may be unaware of the potential risks, a new report shows.

    Stem cell ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.

    Researchers divided 119 people who had weight-loss surgery into two groups. One group did 120 minutes of moderate exercise ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.

    "Although players who sustain a concussion may be symptom-f...Full Article