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Having a Physical Therapy Evaluation among the Steps for Healthy Aging, according to Consumer Reports

The article “Healthy aging into your 80s and beyond: 5 keys to a long, healthful life,” published May 2014 in Consumer Reports, offers important strategies that can help people older than 50 stay healthy into old age. Here are key recommendations from that piece.

Successful aging requires smart planning, calculated decision making and […]

Slow Aging with Regular Exercise, New Study Suggests

New research suggests we can slow the speed at which we age by exercising regularly. This is among the many findings presented April 5 through April 9, 2014, at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Canadian sports medicine physician Mark Tarnopolsky and colleagues found regular exercise not […]

Overcoming Pain and Use of Painkillers Possible with Mind over Matter

Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain, and prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading approach to treating the debilitating condition. The problem of chronic pain often morphs into another more deadly issue: misuse of prescription opioids. One researcher seems to have developed a treatment that decreases both pain and prescription opioid use […]

Top Injury Prevention Tips for High Intensity Interval Training

It’s a big fitness trend, promising quick, dramatic results with short bursts of exercise. Called High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, the fitness approach encourages participants to push themselves to their limits to achieve measurable gains in strength and endurance. And while the premise is a good one for many athletes, the risk for […]