In my previous blog, I referenced a study and article discussing the 5 factors for living a healthy life. They were: nutritious diet, maintain healthy weight, not smoking, drinking in moderation and exercising 30 minutes per day.
What is nice about these lifestyle habits is that each one is under our control.
When the cure for osteoarthritis is found, it will save society billions of dollars and bring the knee replacement industry to a screeching halt. However, as the scientists and researchers look for this elusive cure what can we do to ameliorate or prevent this painful and debilitating condition?
This fascinating PBS video discusses the effects of eating on our health. In his video, Michael Mosley, MD spends time with 3 scientists who are all doing research on aging. It seems that eating less and fasting might help us to live longer and have healthier lives.
For the aging athlete or the active baby boomer, the words total knee replacement are words that no one wants to hear. Unfortunately, they are becoming all to common for many adults over 50. The following two links will give you some insight as to the current state of affairs with medical intervention.
Starting an exercise program is easier than ever. There are health clubs and personal trainers opening up businesses in every town.
The insatiable search and hunger for the perfect body is perhaps the most unfortunate outcome of the fitness boom. We all have the image of that perfect body that we see on magazine covers,
When exercising in the water, there is a steady resistance pushing back against every mm of skin that is facing the direction in which you are moving.
Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA's all time greats is experiencing what most athletes go through at the twilight of their careers, injury and physical breakdown fighting against the desire and ability to still compete at the highest level.
"If I don't have a sense everything is basically full steam, I'm not going to run,"
Bode Miller, US Ski Team January 2nd, 2015 AP article published on ESPN.
Senator Lindsey Graham's suggestion that we consider an Olympic boycott because of the Edward Snowden affair is wrong. Using athletes and sport to make a point on the stage of world politics is not the right approach.