Chondroitin effective for knee arthritis

February 15, 2009
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The study I am reviewing here is one on the effect of chondroitin on knee arthritis. Now, anecdotally, I hear from people that they find chondroitin to be effective for knees quite regularly, but rarely do they say it about other joints – hip or lower back for example. Even knowing that a lot of…

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Being active in childhood reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease in early adulthood

February 15, 2009
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Hot on the heels of the news that the exercise and diet you embrace in your teens can influence your bone mideral density for up to 40 years http://thegoodhealthjournal.wordpress.com/2009/02/04/weight-bearing-exercise-during-adolescence-benefits-bones-decades-later/ comes the findings that your physical fitness and activity levels at age 13 can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease for decades to come too. In…

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Does having arthritis equal having pain?

February 15, 2009
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I’m so glad this study has been done. Spine is one of the most reputable journals, they always do great work, and in this study they did CT scans (which are very accurate) on 3,529 people and looked at how many have arthritis in the lower back, and how many of them have low back…

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Exercise can prevent falls in older people

February 15, 2009
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This is a systematic review of 44 previous trials (with a total of 9603 people) where they looked at: 1. whether exercise programs were able to prevent falls in older people; and 2. what sort of exercise is best for helping prevent falls. The overwhelming result from these studies was that exercise can help prevent…

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Exercise intensity linked to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes

February 15, 2009
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Hot on the heels of my previous review on the findings that higher intensity exercise training “generated significant reductions in abdominal fat levels” come the findings that it also helps reduce hypertension, lowers cholesterol, and diabetes. The results really were quite overwhelming. There was no doubt that the harder you train the more benefits you…

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