Today’s most up-to-date headlines on reducing muscle loss as you age and avoiding sarcopenia.
Reduce Arthritis Pain with Strength Training
Suffer from arthritis? You’re not alone. Of the 50 million arthritis sufferers in the United States, about 15 million say the pain is severe, according to The Center for Disease Control. It may seem counterintuitive, but physical activity that includes strength training has been proven to help reduce joint pain over time. Regularly lifting weights or doing resistance training exercises will increase muscle strength, which will better support and protect the body’s joints. LifeBridge Health offers some additional tips to help manage arthritis pain. To read the full report click here.
Manage Diabetes by Staying Physically Active
Managing diabetes is a lifelong priority. Studies show that people with the disease can stabilize their blood sugar levels with daily physical activity. Exercise is a crucial part of the equation to keeping healthy along with diet and insulin. U.S. News & World Report provides some suggestions for how to stay safe when you exercise. To read the full report click here.
Pick up Weights After Breast Cancer
Warnings that breast cancer survivors should avoid lifting weights post-treatment for fear that it could cause lymphedema, is not supported by data a recent report said. In fact, research conducted by Florida State University in 2017 found that resistance training could be “beneficial to decrease the signs/symptoms and development of lymphedema,” said a report from The Washington Post earlier this week. To read the full report reposted in the Longview News-Journal click here.