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Fighting Osteoporosis: 5 Activities To Strengthen Your Bones

Being diagnosed with osteoporosis can be scary and overwhelming. We may feel fearful about trying to exercise because we don’t want to fall or somehow hurt ourselves even more. And some exercises should be avoided. If our osteoporosis has led to broken bones or is very severe, then high impact exercises like running, hiking, tennis, and jumping should be avoided. These activities increase our risk of falling and breaking a bone. Other activities that involve lots of twisting should be avoided for a while too. These include golf, dance, and

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Joint Health

10 Ways to Improve the Health of Our Joints

There is no way around it. Painful joints can ruin our day. If it hurts to stand up, sit down, and walk around, then how can we function? Unfortunately, our joints naturally degrade as we become wiser. The cartilage between the bones wears down, as does the amount of fluid that cushions our joints. However, that doesn’t mean we have to be in pain! We can take steps to improve the health of our joints so that we can move easily and feel good. Here are 10 ways to improve

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Joint Health

15 Arthritis Hand Exercises to Reduce Joint Pain

Arthritis can keep us from living a full life. And, unfortunately, many of us are diagnosed with this disease as we become wiser. The pain, swelling, and stiffness in our hands can make everything from brushing our teeth to opening the door difficult. While there is a place for medication and splints, there are other ways to decrease the pain in our joints: exercises! These exercises are specifically designed to strengthen the ligaments and tendons in our fingers and palms, as well as improve our range of motion. This means

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Fitness

10 Tricks to Motivate Yourself to Exercise Regularly

We all know that we should be exercising regularly. It’s what will keep us feeling healthy, happy, and stable. However, knowing that and actually doing it are two very different things! We always start out with the best of intentions. We’ll go to the gym or take a walk every day this week. And then, life happens. We’re tired, stressed, or just plain old don’t want to. And that’s okay! We all do this. However, regular exercise is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. When we

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Longevity

Seven Reasons Why We Are More Prone to Falls As We Age

As we become wiser, we get to enjoy so much in life. It’s great fun to travel, spend time with our children and grandchildren, and pursue hobbies. Unfortunately, getting wiser also comes with its drawbacks. One of the biggest concerns as we age is that we become more prone to falling. No matter how healthy we are or how great we may feel, our chances of falling significantly increase once we turn 65. And should we fall, we double our risk of falling again! Falls can cause serious injuries to

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Back Health

9 Causes of Lower Back Pain

As we become wiser, we experience many joys in life. Unfortunately, we can also experience more pain, especially in our backs. Just about anyone may suffer from lower back pain, but the chances of developing low back pain greatly increases as we age. LBP, or low back pain, is incredibly common in older adults and is often misunderstood and not properly treated. As a result, low back pain is the most common health problem that results in pain and disability in adults over the age of 60. In order to

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