The brain shrinks as you age, and all you can hope for is good genes and healthy habits to slow it down. But what if good genes are there but healthy habits aren’t…and you gain a lot of weight, especially into middle age? We can’t discern from this one study as to whether or notRead More
slows cognitive decline
Bigger Brains from Bigger Brawn?
Another article showing exercise reduces your risk of dementia comes out. And it seems even if you start later in life, your brain can still grow more neurons, get bigger, and be more resistant to dementia. That’s one reason for lifting weights in a way that challenges more than just your muscles; try challenging balanceRead More
And the winner is—-EXERCISE!
Not to toot the horn of my profession but studies upon studies demonstrate the benefits of exercise along a wide spectrum of human existence. From arthritis to diabetes to heart disease to cancer, and back again, exercise may be the single, best, cheapest, most convenient, least side-effected ‘drug’ medicine has recently discovered. For those ofRead More
Depression, Heart Disease & Alzheimer’s: Cause, Effect or Correlation?
Here’s a quick lesson in statistics: correlation is not causation but causation is correlation. That means, something can be related even modestly – like grass grows better when it rains – but not have much effect on causation – like rain does not cause grass to grow. Now you might be right to say, “Well,Read More
Older Adult or Senior Fitness: Exercise Is the Best Medicine for Fall Prevention and Quality of Life As We Age
Exercise for older adults is now being recommended not to help folks live longer but to live better, more fulfilling, more vibrant, and safer – that is, lesser risk of falls- than any medicines your doctor can offer. My friend, Megan Senger, a freelance writer on fitness and wellness, just got an article published inRead More