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55 to 70 Year Old Women and Men With Prediabetes Get Stronger Bones With Football Training

Engaging in a friendly game of football at the age of 60 or 70 years old would be unthinkable to most. But when a group of seniors, ages 55 to 70, underwent 16 weeks of football training – combined with a healthy diet, they reportedly experienced a noticeable increase in heart and bone health. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Denmark and the University of Faroe Islands, “untrained middle-aged and elderly people with prediabetes” showed results of increased protein hormone and bone serum levels by 23 percent in the femoral neck and 52 percent in the
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Spring Arthritis Relief

The unfortunate truth about arthritis is that those who have it, are constantly trying to find relief from it. But is there a method that actually works? With more than 100 different types of arthritis, there’s no set treatment for everyone. Once your doctor does an evaluation to determine your specific type, a diagnostic test is done to confirm the diagnosis. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of the disease. It occurs when the cartilage in the joints starts to break down. Osteoarthritis mainly affects the hips, knees and spine, but can also target the neck, thumbs, fingers
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Early Treatment for Arthritis is Important

Not only is osteoarthritis the most common form of arthritis in the U.S., it’s also the most chronic condition that affects joints. Referred to as a degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis has struck nearly 27 million Americans, while occurring at any age. While mostly affecting the knees, hips, lower back, and neck, osteoarthritis can develop in any joint causing pain, swelling and difficulty in movement. This happens over many years due to constant wear and tear. Normally, cartilage acts as padding between bones that absorb shock while allowing bones to move smoothly together at the joints. But as osteoarthritis occurs, the bones and
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