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Fighting Inflammation With Nutrition

Whether dealing with the aftermath of an injury or simply seeking to optimize one’s health and wellness, there is wisdom in following a diet rich in foods considered to have anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is now recognized as a major contributor to a number of illnesses,

Balance For The Ages

0Inadequate standing balance, – particularly as we age – can be due in part to a loss of muscle strength and endurance, increased visual impairment or even as a side effect of the interactions of multiple medications. Though hazard-proofing the home minimizes risk, the best defense is to also incorporate balance training into your daily routine – no matter your age. Even those who avoid exercise can find time to practice.

Below is a menu of balance exercises that begins with simple activities and progresses from there. In all cases, be attentive to your posture, avoid looking at your feet and keep the weight-bearing knee(s) unlocked.

Ten Tips For Safer Exercise

exerciseSome days you have it and some you just don’t. Even if you are working at the same speed or resistance you’ve done with ease, variables such as the time of day, your level of fatigue, what you’ve had to eat, when you last ate, whether you are adequately hydrated and your general health, can impact your ability to exercise. Fine-tune exercise accordingly so that while your program remains challenging, you avoid overdoing it. Set yourself up for success by establishing a routine that works for you and that includes proper nutrition, adequate rest and sufficient water.

Four Things To Know About Using A Cane

CanesWhat’s to know? Seems like a no-brainer, right? Well, evidently, from what I see on TV, in many films and all the time on the sidewalks around me, using a cane correctly is not as straightforward as it appears. Just check out Hugh Laurie on the popular show “House” – he plays a doctor and even he can’t get it right! This, I might add, makes me CRAZY – so much so, in fact, that I can’t watch the show! This one’s for you Dr. House…

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