Osteoarthritis could be prevented with good diet and exercise

Date: May 12, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review reports. Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. During the expert review, researchers from the University…

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Walking Helps Back Pain

For back pain, walking is commonly recommended, and helps with pain, disability and fear-avoidance. Disability and Rehabilitation Pages 1-11 | Received 19 Dec 2016, Accepted 25 Nov 2017, Published online: 05 Dec 2017 https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1410730 The effectiveness of walking versus exercise on pain and function in chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of…

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‘Small Dose’ Exercise Guards Against Depression

Pam Harrison October 10, 2017 An hour a week of low-intensity exercise may be all it takes to prevent depression, a large, population-based cohort study of healthy adults suggests. “Being active is good for you ― even in small doses. Taken regularly, exercise is good for you, and it probably prevents mental ill health,” senior…

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Muscle Strengthening Activities Helps Reduce Odds Of Back Pain

This study showed that muscle strengthening activities at least 2 days/week is associated with lowering your odds of developing lower back pain. They used the Department of Health and Humans Services (DHHS) recommendations for muscle strengthening activities.  At the DHHS website, they say… Muscle-Strengthening Activities:  Strengthening activities work all the major muscle groups – legs,…

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Tai chi may help prevent falls in older and at-risk adults

Date: July 24, 2017 Source: Wiley Summary: An analysis of published studies indicates that tai chi may help reduce the number of falls in both the older adult population and at-risk adults. An analysis of published studies indicates that tai chi may help reduce the number of falls in both the older adult population and…

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Running for 1 minute per day may protect women’s bone health

Published Wednesday 19 July 2017 By Hannah Nichols New research from the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester, both in the United Kingdom, suggests that a single 1-minute bout of high-intensity, weight-bearing physical activity is associated with better bone health in women. Such brief bursts of activity are equivalent to a run at a…

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Science Fact or Science Fiction? Exercise Is Bad for Arthritis

BY GET SCIENCE STAFF APR 20, 2017 If you type in the question “Is exercise …” in Google, the first two options that pop up are “Is exercise good for you” and then “Is exercise good for arthritis.” The fact that a question about the link between arthritis and exercise is the second-most popular search…

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Tai Chi Deemed Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis

— Similar benefits for Tai Chi, physical therapy; benefits of Tai Chi consistent across instructors TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For knee osteoarthritis, similar benefits are seen for Tai Chi and standard physical therapy, according to a study published online May 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Chenchen Wang, M.D., from the…

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