The Wall Street Journal recently reported on Tufts University's new research in to strength training for seniors. Contrary to conventional wisdom that Seniors were to frail to lift weights. More and more research has shown that strength training helps prevent age-related disability, preserve bone mass in women and even improve brain power. Wayne L. Westcott, instructor of exercise science at Quincy College provided a great quick overview for those hoping to start strength training over 50: Train: Two or three times a week, with a day of rest between Consult: A trainer to ensure you learn proper technique. Also, if you...
Orthopedic Associates of Zanesville, Ohio recently shared a brief overview of proper lifting techniques for home caregivers to prevent back pain. They focus on the most dangerous activities: - Lifting or moving a person - Leaning above the patient for long periods of time - Positioning a patient in their bed up into a seated position - Transferring a person from a bed to a chair While also recommending the proper lifting techniques: - Hold the proper alignment of your neck and head with your spine - Maintain the natural curve of your spine - Never bend at your waist -...
Getting a great nights sleep is essential to reach your peak mental and physical condition. But fifty to seventy million U.S. adults report having trouble getting a good night's rest. Grandparents.com has compiled a list of 8 Surprising Stealers to help you avoid these thieves: - Screens E-readers, Iphones, or mobile screen devices in general emit short-wave, blue light. We would have a difficult describing the difference between short-wave, blue light and long-wave, blue light. But, according to Dr. Michael Breus of the American Board of Sleep Medicine explains it simply "when the blue light hits the optic nerve, it...
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