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The Exercise Equipment and Workouts You Need to Do to Prevent Falls

As we age, posture, flexibility, and balance are critical to avoiding falls that can lead to fractures. Safely using exercise equipment such as an exercise ball, foam roller, and a yoga strap can help to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance.

By Nancy Monson

Do You Suffer from Chondromalacia Patella?

If you have a dull ache in the front of your knee and you’re a runner, walker or stair-climber, you may be suffering from chondromalacia patella. Here’s how to get rid of that pain.

By Jeffrey Heit, M.D.

Weight Loss Challenges for Thyroid Patients

It’s important to understand these five key challenges to weight loss when you have a thyroid condition.

By Mary Shomon

How Exercise Improves Bone Health

It’s widely known that weight-bearing exercise—walking hiking, jogging, playing tennis, for example—is good for the bones. Now, for the first time, a new animal study shows that physical activity actually burns fat within the bone marrow—improving bo...

Exercise Before Heart Attack Boosts Survival

Study suggests that a regular exercise habit before a heart attack improves survival and prognosis.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Dark Side of Extreme Exercise: Rhabdomyolysis

It’s no surprise that professional sports players are expected to endure brutal workouts in order to prepare for real play time. You’ve likely also heard of the teen and college sports players’ strenuous workouts in extreme weather conditions (heat). ...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Which Exercises Will Help Me Live Longer?

What motivates you to exercise? A lot depends on your goals.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

8 Simple Things Men Can Do to Improve Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), men in the United States have a lower life expectancy than women but are far less likely to seek preventative health care. Here are simple things men can do to decrease the risk of ch...

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

To Lower Risk of Diabetes Commit to Diet and Exercise

If you need a strong motivator to get you to realize that preventing type 2 diabetes is hugely possible and within your grasp, despite being at high risk, then the latest study is a true cheerleader. The 15-year study, which looked at preventing diab...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

7 Best Ways to Prevent a Running Injury

If you’re a runner, you know how frustrating an injury can be. Unfortunately, runners are susceptible to a slew of them, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis and all sorts of knee problems. But here are seven tips that could keep you from gettin...

By Jacqueline Ho