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I’ve Always Wondered: Why Do Our Muscles Stiffen As We Age?

I’ve Always Wondered: why do our muscles stiffen as we age?

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Muscle stiffness is a common complaint among older people.  From shutterstock.com Why do our muscles get stiffer as we get older? At the age of 65, I’m immensely grateful I can maintain an active lifestyle...
The Faster You Walk, The Better For Long Term Health – Especially As You Age

The faster you walk, the better for long term health – especially as you...

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OK, you don’t need the poles. But you should pick up the pace. from www.shutterstock.com Some of us like to stroll along and smell the roses, while others march to their destination as quickly as...
Every Cancer Patient Should Be Prescribed Exercise Medicine

Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

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Most doctors and nurses agree exercise is beneficial but don’t routinely prescribe exercise as part of their patients’ cancer treatment plan.  Photo credit: Exercise Oncology Team at Australian Catholic University Every four minutes someone in Australia is...
We Can Change Our Brain And Its Ability To Cope With Disease With Simple Lifestyle Choices

We can change our brain and its ability to cope with disease with simple...

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Lifestyle factors such as meditation can change our brain for the better. gGuilherme Romano Our life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past several decades, with advances in medical research, nutrition and health care seeing...
Health Check: Why Do We Get Muscle Cramps?

Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

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Some people experience cramps frequently after vigorous, high-intensity exercise. from shutterstock.com Many of us know the feeling of a cramp – whether you’ve been struck down on the sports field or woken with a start...
Stay On The Couch Or Go For A Run? There’s An App That Can Calculate The Bigger Risk

Stay on the couch or go for a run? There’s an app that can...

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We know running is better for you than lounging but how might it affect our lifespan? Marcella Cheng Humans are much worse at estimating risk than we think we are. While we overestimate the risk of...
whole body vibration: a genuine therapy or just another ‘weight loss’ fad?

Whole body vibration: a genuine therapy or just another ‘weight loss’ fad?

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 Is whole body vibration just another fitness fad? Vibration machines have popped up in gyms alongside traditional equipment, and manufacturers claim ten minutes of vibration a day can be equivalent to an hour spent working...