Exercising for Bone Strength

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The Importance of Exercising with Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is fairly common, with an estimated 10 million people over the age of 50 suffering from this condition. And, about 43 million more people suffer from low bone mass, which puts them at an increased risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by significant bone loss and decreased bone […]

Natural Remedies for Menopause

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Natural Remedies for Menopause Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and weight gain can be uncomfortable, and disruptive to your life as they interfere with your sleep, decrease your energy levels, and negatively affect your mental health. Luckily, there are various natural treatment options that can help to manage your symptoms and make […]

Boosting Brain Health

Occasional forgetfulness happens to everyone at some point in their lives, and although this can be completely normal, it can be quite disruptive to your life. The good news is that your brain is naturally adaptable and has the incredible ability to reshape itself when it comes to learning and memory. You can take advantage […]

Slipping a Disk: We Explain Disk Herniation

Up to 80% of individuals will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, and in many cases, disc herniation is to blame. Despite being incredibly painful for some people, most cases improve with a few weeks to months of conservative treatment including traditional medicinal and complementary options. Spinal Anatomy To better understand […]

This Is What Walking Does to Your Brain

You’re likely aware of the physical health benefits of exercise – it helps to maintain a healthy weight, lowers blood pressure, decreases inflammation in the body, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart attack, and even decreases the risk of developing certain cancers and diabetes. What you may not know is […]

Sciatica: What is it and What Helps?

Sciatic nerve pain, commonly referred to as sciatica, is pain that runs along the pathway of the sciatic nerve. There are two sciatic nerves, one on either side of the body, that run from the lower back to the hip, buttock, and down the leg to the foot. Sciatica is quite common with estimates suggesting […]

Managing Headaches: Causes, Types, and Treatments

Managing Headaches: Causes, Types, and Treatments According to The World Health Organization (WHO) about 47% of adults suffered with at least one headache within the last year, making headache disorders one of the most common nervous system disorders. Headaches affect people across all ages, racial background, geographical location, and socioeconomic status. Types of Headaches While […]

How to Improve Balance and Avoid Falls

Ways You Can Improve Your Balance Balance is vital to performing activities of daily living, including household chores, shopping, cooking, and traveling, safely in older adults. Maintaining balance independence is crucial for health and well-being during the aging process. Poor balance has been shown to be a major risk factor for falls; and falls are […]

Spotlight: Judy Vander

Judy Vander is an accomplished musician, scholar, ethnomusicologist, and composer, writing many of her own works over her lifetime. Here she discusses her current project–an ambitious composition setting Darwin’s “Origin of Species” to music. In addition to music, Judy stays active through volunteering in the community, daily walks, and practicing yoga. Quick Tips for Shoulder […]

Sleeping with the Enemy: Getting a Good Night Sleep with Back Pain

Low back pain is an extremely common complaint, with approximately 80% of the population suffering with low back pain at some point in their lives. One of the main issues that people with low back pain report is decreased sleep quantity and quality. Why is this concerning? Well, poor sleep quality has been linked to […]