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Exercise Guidelines for Specific Medical Concerns

The following articles are helpful summaries on the impact of exercise for specific medical concerns.

Exercise and Aging (Age 65 and over) I think we would all hope to feel happy, healthy and successful at age 80. What can we be doing now to attain this? Researchers found the following six factors, measured at age 50, to be highly predictive of attaining happiness, health and success at age 80: (Entire Article)
Exercise and Hypertension Over 25% of American adults have hypertension. It is one of the most common conditions found in recreational exercisers and athletes. And yet those with hypertension have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as an increased risk of stroke, heart failure and peripheral artery disease. It is imperative to get this high blood pressure under control. (Entire Article).
Exercise and Low Back Pain Low back pain is one of the most pervasive injuries in America today - almost 80% of all Americans will at some point deal with it. It can begin as a nagging tightness - but transform rapidly into a debilitating injury. Do not ignore the warning signs! Consider including some of the exercises below as a way to prevent pain from ever developing. (Entire Article).
Exercise and Osteoporosis When bone health and osteoporosis come up in discussion, most of us tune out, assuming this is a concern only of post-menopausal women. However, this couldn't be further from the truth! Men should also be concerned, as falls and hip fractures can be devastating in their senior years. (Entire Article).
Exercise For Weight Loss Have you set yourself a goal to lose weight? Would you like to use exercise to accomplish this goal, but don't know how much is needed? What form it should take? Surprisingly, studies have yielded very specific guidelines on how to use exercise to lose weight. (Entire Article)