Arthritis & The Exercise Gap


Exercise can help ease joint pain and stiffness for arthritis sufferers. But despite urgings from health officials and plenty of science documenting its benefits, many men and women with osteoarthritis do not engage in any meaningful physical activity in a typical week, according to new research.

The findings directly contradict what many arthritis patients themselves report when asked about their exercise habits. Studies in the past have generally shown that 30 to 40 percent of people with arthritis say they get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week, or about 20 minutes a day, the minimum amount that the federal government recommends for all adults.

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Lets Work Out Together

Couples who work out together likely to remain together

In light of Monday’s sweethearts’ holiday – Valentine’s Day – why not do something that will show your special someone just how much you love him or her all year long? Of course, I mean work out together.

What better way to show how much you love someone and care, than to do something that will keep them healthy and fit for years to come. OK, maybe I am reaching just a bit, but research shows that couples who exercise and workout together do have higher success rates. So what is the secret to this success? Find something you and your partner can do together, even if one of you is much more fit than the other.

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Drinking & Risk For Cancer

Even Moderate Drinking Increases the Risk for Cancer

Zosia Chustecka

April 8, 2011 — “A considerable proportion of the most common and most lethal cancers is attributable to former and current alcohol consumption,” concludes a large European study published online April 8 in BMJ.

The researchers attribute about 10% of all cancers in men and about 3% of all cancers in women to previous and current alcohol consumption.

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Personal Health

100 Candles on Her Next Cake, and Three R’s to Get Her There

Esther “Faity” Tuttle is vibrant and active at age 99.


Published: October 18, 2010

Esther Tuttle is nearing the end of the 10th decade of a remarkably productive and adventurous life. If all continues to go as well as it has to date, next July 1 she will join the rapidly growing clan of centenarians, whose numbers in the United States have increased to 96,548 in 2009 from 38,300 in 1990, according to the Census Bureau. At age 92, Mrs. Tuttle (best known as Faity, her childhood nickname) wrote a memoir with the prescient title “No Rocking Chair for Me” (iUniverse) displaying an acute memory of events, names, dates and places that she retains as she approaches 100. At 30 years her junior, I couldn’t begin to recall the kinds of details that remain fresh in her still very active mind. I can only hope, should I live that long, to be as vibrant and physically fit as she is.

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Weight Loss Tips

    1. Set a realistic weight-loss goal. Most experts recommend aiming for half a pound to 2 pounds a week.
    2. Keep track. Dieters who keep track of everything they eat lose twice as much weight as those who don’t, research shows.
    3. Motivate yourself. Get a pair of jeans or pants that are too tight and hang them in the kitchen instead of the closet to keep yourself inspired.
    4. Get help from family and friends. Dieters who have support from a partner at home lose more weight than those who don’t, studies show.

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