@kidsfitnessmiami Women who are physically active at any point over their life have lower risk of cognitive impairment in late-life compared to those who are inactive, but teenage physical activity appears to be most important, according to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. There is growing evidence that people...
Archives: June 2012
Even Affluent Misunderstand Retirement Savings (VIDEO)
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Even Affluent MisUnderstand Retirement Savings
A Harris Poll released by Nationwide Financial surveyed individuals who have at least $250,000 or more in household assets and plan to retire by 2020. Respondents reported health care costs as a major concern.åÊ 73 percent of those nearing retirement reported out of control health care costs as one of...
Cirillo to Present at National Summit on Perspectives in Nutrition and Aging
Senior hunger is an issue seldom talked about. Yet 8.3 million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2010. We will have a future blog on this in detail. But because of our attention to this issue, I was asked by Meals on Wheels to submit a perspective on senior...
Cardiac Rehab Can Improve Muscle Strength
Researchers took muscle biopsies from 60 heart failure patients and 60 healthy study participants. Then, half of the participants in each group were randomly assigned to four weeks of supervised aerobic training or no exercise. After the exercise intervention, researchers conducted another round of muscle biopsies. Investigators found that heart...
Alzheimer’s and Exercise
Individuals with higher levels of daily physical activity may have a decreased risk of developing AlzheimerÛªs. A study in Neurology was conducted to establish a link between daily exercise and reduced AlzheimerÛªs risk. More than 700 cognitively aware participants with an average age of 82 were equipped with a wrist...
Anxiety Associated with Arthritis
A new study recommends that older adults suffering from arthritis be screened for anxiety. The journal Arthritis Care & Research reports that anxiety in arthritis patients ÛÓ including those with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis ÛÓ often is under-treated and undiagnosed. In analyzing 1,793 individual records from The Centers for Disease...
Berry Berry Brainy – Healthier Brains Through Blueberries and Strawberries (VIDEO)
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Family Physician the New Healthcare Star (VIDEO)
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