The list of benefits from exercise seems to grow every day. Recently, a study out of Denmark, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, found that exercise may fight cancer. While it may seem intuitive that the improved health that comes along with exercise may help to prevent cancer, researchers have grappled with the notion that in [...]
Recently, the American Physical Therapy Association released their “ Choosing Wisely ” recommendations for patients and physicians regarding Physical Therapy treatment. As I discussed in an earlier post this year, the “ Choosing Wisely ” initiative was launched by the American Board of Internal Medicine in an effort to fuel discussion about the rising cost of [...]
According to a University of California at San Francisco press release, a study published on April 25, 2014 in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society) reports that a yoga training program, designed to improve pelvic health, can help women gain more control over their urination and avoid [...]
Getting an early start on maintaining and improving your balance can pay dividends later in life. So says this article in a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal. Check it out for some great, simple balance tests and exercises you can do anywhere.
A new study, which will be released in the February issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, shows that even one hour per week of moderate or vigorous activity in those middle-aged or older can help to prevent major chronic disease, memory loss and physical disability. "Exercise" was defined very broadly by the researchers, including [...]
We all know how important exercise is for our bodies - it keeps us strong and flexible, keeps our hearts and lungs healthy, and is a great reliever of stress. But did you know it can also increase the size of your brain, and prevent degenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer's disease? In a recent study [...]