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Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function


Another benefit of exercise

Exercise boosts cognitive function in people 50 and older

Linda Searing writing for the Washington Post reported people age 50 and older could see improvement in cognitive function by exercising, according to a review of data from 39 studies. Cognitive function improved the most with moderate to vigorous exercise for up to 60 minutes, according to findings published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Comment: I’m a firm believer in exercise.

Yoga Provides Relief for Menstrual Cramps


Another benefit of yoga for women… next

Yoga May Provide Relief From Menstrual Cramps And PMS, Review Study Suggests

Amanda MacMillan writing for TIME reported “yoga may provide relief from” menstrual cramps, PMS, and other conditions, “according to a new review of studies published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.” Researchers reviewed “15 studies that looked at how a regular yoga practice affects a woman’s experience of cramps, PMS, polycystic ovary syndrome (which can cause missed or infrequent periods) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder,” and “found that yoga was linked to reduced severity of symptoms and pain relief in women suffering from these conditions.”

Comment: Yoga is really enjoyable and beneficial for many conditions.

Pedometers Aid In Rheumatoid Arthritis


Another Treatment Modality For Rheumatoid Arthritis… Next

Pedometers increase activity and decrease fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Wiley writing for Eureka Alert reported providing pedometers, with and without providing step targets, to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis increased activity levels and decreased fatigue in a recent study.

In control patients who did not receive pedometers, average daily steps declined and there was no significant change in fatigue.The findings are important because fatigue can have a significant impact on quality of life for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, but effective and feasible treatments are limited.

“Because rheumatoid arthritis medications have only small effects on fatigue, it’s important for patients to have other ways to manage their fatigue,” said Dr. Patricia Katz, lead author of the Arthritis Care & Research study. “These results suggest that something as simple as increasing physical activity by walking can help.”

Comment: Exercise.  The magic sauce

Physically Active Kids at Lower Risk for Fractures

Mary Elizabeth Dallas writing in HealthDay reported that physically active children may be at lower risk for fractures when they grow older according to a study presented at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting.  The study involved more than 2,300 children living in Sweden ranging in age ranging from seven to nine years of age.  Researchers found that children who got 40 minutes of daily exercise from physical education classes at school have greater bone mineral density than the children in the control group.

So, my take on this is that exercise is good and has benefits no matter what your age, and the earlier you start the better.

Dr Wei on exercise

Exercising when you have arthritis is one of the main ways to stay mobile. Begin by exercising slowly, this is very important. Always check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.  
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