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patellofemoral syndrome

Can Exercise Help Cartilage in Patellofemoral Syndrome?

Exercise is good for so many things, but one of the questions we often get from our patients with musculoskeletal conditions is, Can I still exercise? In most cases, the answer is yes, and, in fact, in many cases, exercise may actually improve or relieve your condition. Patellofemoral syndrome or arthritis in the patellofemoral compartment … Continued

fish oil benefits

Can You Enhance Your Workout Results with Fish Oil?

We know fish oil can raise our essential omega-3 intake, and we’ve covered studies before showing fish oil benefits not only to heart health but also joint health. Today, we are reviewing a study that adds another potential benefit to fish oil: more-effective exercise results. Let’s learn a little more about fish oil, and then … Continued

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Does Exercise Improve Dementia? One Study Says Yes

Our previous post reviewed a study on dementia that seemed to conclude that exercise cannot improve the symptoms of the disease. Today, as promised, we’re reviewing a much larger meta-analysis study that concludes the opposite. What Is a Meta-Analysis? We get it! Studies seem to contradict each other all the time, and this can be … Continued

does exercise improve dementia

Does Exercise Improve Dementia? One Study Says No

One of the biggest health problems facing our industrialized society as people age is dementia. Many believe it can be warded off or at least delayed by staying active, eating right, limiting alcohol intake, and so on. But what if dementia has already set in? Can any of this help at that point? For out … Continued

brown fat

Activating Beneficial “Brown Fat” Regulates Metabolism

Did you know that the human body contains two different types of fat? One type—brown fat—is actually very beneficial to the body, while the other—white fat—wreaks havoc and is associated with weight gain and disease. Unfortunately, the former is much more difficult to activate, but recent research shows those who exercise may enjoy the benefits … Continued

HIIT or Endurance Exercise

Hiit Vs Endurance Exercise: Which Is Better For Cell Health?

Hit any gym in your area and you’ll encounter those with strong opinions on the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) over endurance exercise and vice versa. The truth is, there are benefits to both, as those who participate in, for example, a CrossFit class (HIIT) one day and an aerobics class (endurance) the next … Continued

screen time

Exercise Can Balance All That Screen Time

It’s the day after Christmas, and it’s possible Santa brought you a new screen of some sort. It’s probably stating the obvious to say that the more time you spend sitting in front of a screen, be it a computer, gaming, smartphone, or television screen, the less time you spend being active. While some might … Continued

10 benefits of exercise

10 Benefits of Exercise You Might Not Know About

The number-one reason most people begin an exercise regimen is to lose weight. You may know people—or you may be one of those people—who binge through the winter, for example, and then thrust themselves into a rigorous exercise program in the spring to lose weight for the dreaded swimsuit season. And while losing and maintaining … Continued

prevent arthritis

5 Ways To Keep Your Joints Healthy And Prevent Arthritis

Keeping your joints healthy and strong is the key to preventing, or delaying the onset of, wear-and tear arthritis, or osteoarthritis. If arthritis is already a part of your life, this doesn’t mean you should stop caring for you joints. There are many things you can either relieve your symptoms or protect your joints as … Continued