Prevention

Posted on January 14, 2015. Filed under: Balance, Exercise, Falls, In the news, Lifestyle and wellness, Prevention, Research |

I enjoy reading new research on balance and how to help ourselves get better. Ball catching was found to enhance balance in seniors. The article discusses anticipatory control. When you catch a ball there is a small perturbation that happens right before you catch the ball. The body needs to anticipate by stiffening the muscles in order to catch the ball without falling over. Senior and other patients with neurological issue are not able to anticipate well. This skill can be worked on to improve control.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/287875.php?tw

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Lifestyle Changes May prevent Heart Disease

Posted on January 8, 2015. Filed under: Articles, Exercise, Lifestyle and wellness, Prevention |

Nice tidbit of information for women. Six factors noted to change risk in heart disease.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/287595.php?tw

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