Lifestyle

  • New Research Shows Tai Chi Helps Knees

    A research study from Tufts University in Boston compared traditional physical therapy to Tai Chi for relief for aging knee joints. The relief of symptoms was similar with Tai Chi or physical therapy, and the relief was maintained a year later. This is good news because Tai Chi has several other benefits. Previous research studies have shown that Tai Chi decreases risk of falls and also promotes psychological well-being.

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  • Popular Diets & Bone Health

    We hear a lot about various diets for achieving good health. These include the Paleo Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Alkaline Diet, South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, and many more. New diets are invented regularly, and a magazine for registered dietitians keeps them informed with articles like, “What are the names of some of the fad diets in 2016 that clients may ask dietitians about?”  These diets may have long term benefits while others are found to be ineffective or occasionally harmful. It wasn’t very long ago that high carbohydrate diets were popular but now the emphasis is more on lower intake of carbohydrates, especially sugar.

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  • News Flash: Paleo Diet Pioneer Revises His Opinion

    The Paleo Diet craze has grown over the past thirty years since an article about it was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is also called the Paleolithic Diet or Caveman Diet, and has been described as a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.

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  • Attention Athletes!

    “Boost Vitamin D to Avoid Injury”

    The quote above is from the headline of a Wall Street Journal article published on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

    While vitamin D is very important, the Institute for Better Bone Health has long recognized this and has emphasized that vitamin D is not the only nutrient that helps strengthen bones and ligaments.

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  • Ever Wonder Why You Get Stiff After Sitting in the Car?

    You’re on a long car ride and now it’s time to take a break and “stretch your legs”. You were comfortable in the car, but when you stand up and take those first few steps...ouch and ooof! Is this normal? Does that mean you have something wrong with your joints? Are you getting old? Actually, the answer to each of these questions might be “yes” depending on your circumstances and the amount of stiffness you experience.

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