Today’s most up-to-date headlines on exercising with arthritis and exercising to beat burnout and chronic illness.
The Danger of Burning the Candle at Both Ends and How to Avoid It
Feel like there’s never an “off” button when it comes to work? Are you constantly feeling like you’re exhausted and becoming more negative? You may be burning out and that doesn’t help anyone. Not your family, not your boss and ultimately, not you. Thrive Global reports on what you can do to avoid burnout. One of the single most effective ways is to exercise, in particular, strength training. According to studies, the way your brain functions is positively impacted by lifting weights and helps brain cells grow. Exercise also releases endorphins which can help stave off those feelings of depression and help keep your mental health in check. To read the full report click here.
Exercising With Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic illness that can be debilitating and extremely painful. Research shows that be physically active can help relieve symptoms and lessen the pain. Julio Aponte, M.D., fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, recommends doing exercises like swimming since there’s almost no stress being put on the joints but you get a full-body workout. HealthCentral describes other things to keep in mind. To read the full report click here.
Pick Up the Pace for Better Future Health
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that how fast you walk may predict whether you develop problems that will make it more difficult to be mobile in the future. Researchers followed participants age 70 to 79 years old at the beginning of the study and found that over 50 percent had difficulty moving and couldn’t walk a quarter of a mile after eight years. According to Science Daily, the conclusion was that “…slow walking speed under both usual-pace and complex conditions was associated with greater risk for developing mobile disability …” To read the full report click here.