The good news about obesity is that recent trends suggest that its rate of increase in Americans has stabilized. The bad news is that many of us are already overweight or obese, and a significant part of the problem, as suggested by a recent study in The American Journal of Medicine, is a widespread decrease in physical activity.
Throughout their 27-year history, statins have been the subject of considerable discussion and controversy. They have been regarded as dangerous, unproven drugs on one end of the spectrum to miracles that prevent heart attacks on the other, and much in between. Now, a group from Oregon State University s College of Pharmacy in Portland claims that statin use is associated with decreased exercise in men.
Most regular exercisers have, at one point or another, tried to exercise at a certain percentage of their maximal heart rates say between 50 and 70 percent. But the figure they use (220 beats per minute minus one s age) to calculate this percentage is wrong,
Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks, who is known for taking on roles requiring him to lose or gain significant amounts of weight, revealed yesterday on
Among 400 older patients with arthritis of the knees, a combined approach including diet and exercise had more beneficial effect on symptoms than either intervention alone.