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Postmenopausal Women of All Fitness Levels Who Spend Too Much Idle Time at Increased Risk for Premature Death

Postmenopausal women who spend most of their days sitting or resting are doing themselves far more harm than good, according to a new study.

Cornell University researchers studied 93,000 postmenopausal American women. They found women with the highest amounts of sedentary time, which researchers defined as sitting and resting, but not including sleep, died […]

Physical Therapy Shown to Help Parkinson’s Disease Patients Stay Active

Parkinson’s disease, the second most common degenerative brain disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, can greatly affect a person’s ability to move and remain active in daily life. Physical therapy has been shown to help patients remain physically active, and programs designed specifically for Parkinson’s disease patients might delay disease progression.

Parkinson’s disease patients lose nerve […]

American Physical Therapy Association Launches “Fit After 50” Campaign

The 78 million Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are a unique generation. They have redefined aging and are more educated, wealthy, and tech-savvy than their parents. Yet, despite these advantages, some studies, including a Harvard study titled “Trends in Obesity and Arthritis among Baby Boomers and Their Predecessors,” show Baby Boomers are more […]

Exercise Therapy and Osteoarthritis

Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip who adhere to the recommended home physical therapy exercises and physically active lifestyle experience more improvement in pain, physical function, and self-perceived effect according to a study from researchers in The Netherlands. Research also shows that maintenance of exercise behavior and physically active lifestyle after discharge […]