Tag: exercise

Scientists suggest strong muscles in our later years improve brain function.

Scientists suggest strong muscles in our later years improve brain function. Keeping fit into our later years is not just good for our muscles and heart, but it also helps our brain function better as well as we age. Myokines apparently is the reason behind this as movement improves muscle strength but also positively affects the brain too. Myokines have the ability to affect cognition, mood, and emotional behavior. This is just part of the growing evidence proving that we need good physical fitness to help our brains work better too. Perhaps, this is why it’s important to stay physically Read More »

How does a chiropractor help hip pain?

How does a chiropractor help hip pain? Hip pain can be frustrating especially when the hip pain interrupts your sleep. Many runners develop hip pain as well which can increase with activity. Is it tendonitis, bursitis, a strain, or something else? It is interesting to hear what other people think when you mention hip pain.   Often they will ask if you had an MRI, seen an orthopedic surgeon, go to therapy, or get an injection.   You will very quickly learn that most people have a very poor understanding of why things hurt and have an even poorer understanding of who Read More »

Exercise for weight loss; which one is more important to your longevity?

Exercise for weight loss; which one is more important to your longevity? Your visit to the doctor often includes blood tests, your blood pressure, listening to your heart and lungs, and recording your weight. Doctors and their patients obsess over their A1C, cholesterol, and a whole lot of numbers.   Their recommendations often revolve around controlling those numbers to reduce your risk of a health problem, but does that actually make you live healthier and longer? If you are overweight or obese, your doctor has discussed this with you as well and suggested a diet that can make many of the Read More »

When does excessive exercise become pain avoidance behavior?

When does excessive exercise become pain avoidance behavior? Do you exercise constantly to avoid being stiff or in pain all the time? Do you need the daily exercises your therapist gave you months or years ago just to function during the day? Do you believe Yoga is the answer to staying functional or that Pilates 2-3 times per week is what is needed just to feel good? Do your daily runs help you feel better and avoid pain? Are you practicing pain avoidance through exercise without realizing it? How can you tell if your exercise habits are used to avoid Read More »

Exercise needed for health varies with your age. Check out this fantastic article.

Exercise needed for health varies with your age. Check out this fantastic article. Your exercise needs in your 40’s may be different from those needs in your 50’s and 60s. It is known that older people do better with consuming protein while younger people utilize carbs better.   It turns out that your exercise needs change as you age as well. It has been thought that exercise can lower your blood pressure and improve your HDL profiles.   Check out this interesting article from Fast Company. This is how much exercise you really need to stay healthy at 40, 50, and 60 Read More »