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Is Exercise the “Oil” Older, Worn Joints Need?

For those suffering from arthritis or other muscle and joint pain and stiffness, exercise might be the last thing on their minds. But new research suggests exercise might be just what the doctor ordered. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery report regular exercise can lessen pain, reduce stiffness and diminish fatigue associated with […]

Exercise Programs for Older Adults Prevent Injuries from Falls

A well-designed exercise program not only prevents falls among older adults, but also prevents injuries associated with falls, according to a new review of studies published October 29, 2013 on bmj.com.

Researchers analyzed results of a collection of studies on fall-prevention exercise programs and found those programs are associated with a notably lower risk […]

Recent Osteoarthritis Prevention and Coping Advice from Mayo Clinic Experts Touts Exercise, Physical Therapy

World Arthritis Day, October 12, 2013, reminds us of the pain and disability that affects millions of people in the U.S. The most common arthritis type, osteoarthritis, is a debilitating joint condition affecting and estimated 27 million Americans. The good news is there are things you can do to prevent osteoarthritis, as well as enhance […]

Tai Chi Helps Older People Prevent Falls, Improve Psychological Health

A review of scientific studies conducted on the health benefits of tai chi for older people shows the deep breathing and relaxed, gentle movements of tai chi improve balance and psychological health. […]