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Physical Therapists Help People Achieve Fitness throughout Their Lives

World Physical Therapy Day is around the corner, on September 8, 2013. And the message that physical therapists are sending to people to create awareness about what they do is: Physical therapists can help people become fit and active contributors to society, whatever their physical limitations or stage of life.

Physical therapists treat millions […]

While Obesity Causes Osteoarthritis, Weight Loss May Prevent and Treat Osteoarthritis in Obese Patients

Researchers report in the March 2013 Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: There’s a clear link between obesity and osteoarthritis. Studies suggest obesity triggers biomechanical and inflammatory changes that cause osteoarthritis. The good news is weight loss could prevent and greatly lessen the painful symptoms of this progressive joint disease. In fact, about […]

Tip: To Keep Triglycerides Low, Do Light Exercise after Meals

A new study suggests that it’s not only doing exercise that can keep triglyceride levels in check, but also the timing of that exercise that makes a difference.

Researchers in Japan have found light exercise, especially done after meals, may prevent triglyceride levels from rising. Their study is published in the February 2013 scientific […]

How Much Exercise is Optimal for Knee Health from Middle to Older Age?

Researchers have found that too much and too little activity can accelerate knee cartilage degeneration. It seems an approach to exercise, somewhere in the middle, is best for knee health, according to new research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

UCSF researchers looked at changes in knee cartilage among a group of […]