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One-legged Balance Test Helps Predict Hip Fracture and Death among Postmenopausal Women

New research suggests there are important clues that help to predict hip fracture and death among postmenopausal women. One is the inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds. The other: to squat down and reach the floor.

Both functions are necessary for independence and quality of life. A woman’s inability to […]

Does Eating Dried Plumbs have a Bone-Protective Effect?

Eating dried plumbs (prunes) seems to have a positive effect on bone health. A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in July 2014 examines why dried plumbs may be healthy for bones and in general.

San Diego State University and Florida State University researchers analyzed a year-long study published in […]

Get Moving. Too Much Sedentary Behavior a Detriment to Heart Health!

Two hours of sitting can be as harmful to heart health as 20 minutes of exercise is beneficial, researchers reported July 7, 2014 online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found engaging in behaviors that require low energy expenditure, such as sitting, driving, reading, watching television and more, […]

Might Taking Statins Interfere with Men’s Fitness?

Older men who take cholesterol-lowering statin medications exercise less than men of similar ages who don’t take the drugs, according to a study published June 9, 2014.

Oregon State University researchers analyzed the relationship between self-reported physical activity and statin use in a study of more than 3,000 men whose average age was […]