Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lifetimes

New shingles vaccine touted as a breakthrough for older adults

New shingles vaccine touted as a breakthrough for older adults

Medical researchers and government health policymakers, a cautious lot, normally take pains to keep expectations modest when they’re discussing some new finding or treatment.They warn about studies’ limitations. They point out what isn’t known. They ...
Published: 11/17/17
Study: Mental quickness exercises can lower risk of dementia

Study: Mental quickness exercises can lower risk of dementia

Where did I leave my keys?As we age, it can take longer to answer a question like that.Humans begin to lose cognitive ability at age 25. Dementia, or the decline of memory most commonly seen in aging adults, takes hold early on and is gradual, but ac...
Published: 11/16/17
Make fitness part of your routine

Make fitness part of your routine

Have you tried exercising many, many times, only to find it difficult to stick with the program? You just can’t seem to get the motivation to make it a routine habit? Well, you’re not alone. Research has found that about 50 percent of people who star...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Senior Games standout is still running, jumping, shot put-ting at 82

Senior Games standout is still running, jumping, shot put-ting at 82

TAMPAStandout athlete Doris Prokopi, age 82, who competed in shot put, discus, 400-meter dash, long jump and about 15 other events during last month’s Tampa Bay Senior Games, has dozens of medals to show for her efforts."I’ve got so many, I give them...
Published: 10/19/17
Updated: 11/16/17
‘Tooth squeeze’ can make holiday travel a real pain

‘Tooth squeeze’ can make holiday travel a real pain

An old dental filling or infrequent visits to your dentist could lead to a painful interruption of your holiday plans.According to dentists in the United Kingdom and the United States, a tiny air bubble around a deteriorating filling, cracked tooth o...
Published: 10/12/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Laughter really is good medicine

Laughter really is good medicine

When it comes to reducing stress and even improving the immune system, laughter is right up there with exercise and good nutrition. Seems like laughter was a natural occurrence when we were kids, but then we grew up, and life got more serious.To quot...
Updated one month ago
16-week EnhanceFitness program helps with balance, strength, arthritis

16-week EnhanceFitness program helps with balance, strength, arthritis

EnhanceFitness classes offered at local YMCAs bring many benefits, particularly for people with arthritis.
Updated: 2 months ago
The case for compound exercise

The case for compound exercise

Compound exercise versus isolation exercise? You may wonder which is a better option for gaining strength. They both have a place in building strength, but in different ways, depending on your goals. The trend today tends to lean toward functional fi...
Updated: 2 months ago
Build your resilience to help you weather life's storms

Build your resilience to help you weather life's storms

Take control and don't give in to the setbacks and crises life may bring.
Updated: 3 months ago
Hit the weights: Better muscle strength encourages better cognitive abilities, studies find

Hit the weights: Better muscle strength encourages better cognitive abilities, studies find

Studies find that better muscle strength encourages better cognitive abilities.
Updated: 3 months ago