How to Exercise When You Have Arthritis

People with arthritis should always discuss their exercise plans with a doctor. The amount and form of exercise recommended for each individual will vary depending on:   which joints are involved the amount of inflammation how stable the joints are whether a joint replacement procedure has been done   A skilled physician who is knowledgeable[…]

Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.   When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost focus on what really matters. But focusing on life’s[…]

Healthy Steps You Can Take Right Now

Healthy living is about things like more energy and less stress — and it’s within reach. Investing in your health doesn’t have to be hard. Small changes can make a big difference.   Those changes also can help you lower your chances of health problems like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.  And you can start[…]

Why Your Fitbit Active Minutes Mean More Than Your Steps

Exercise Time Counts Beyond 10,000 Steps   Your step count on your Fitbit is one indicator you are active, but the active minutes measurement tells you whether you are getting enough of the right kind of activity to reduce your health risks and build fitness. Whether you use a Fitbit or another activity monitor that registers active minutes,[…]

Getting Active Could Help Boost Memory

A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise can help people with mild cognitive impairment.   Physical activity is good for the body and the brain, but what about people with thinking and memory difficulties?   A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise is indeed helpful for people with mild cognitive[…]

How to Instantly Fall in Love With Moving and Start Shaking off the Extra Pounds

Americans move a lot less than citizens of other countries. Average daily step counts vary quite a bit around the world: the U.S. ranks 30th, with an average daily step count of 4,774, while Hong Kong comes first, at 6,880 steps per day. Outside of counting steps, there are other measures by which we fall behind[…]