Save Your Knees with Moderate Exercise

An abstract of a presentation made at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) suggests that too much exercise may accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in healthy adults. These MRI-based results come from a 4-year study of 205 individuals, aged 45-60 years, who exercised at various intensity levels. Although the definition of "too much"…

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Preserving the Candle

A brave assertion: “By burning the candle at both ends, I can make twice as much light.”The thoughtful rejoinder: “True, but for only half the time.” Sound familiar?Who are these foolish people who are busy doing everything and are constantly tired? Probably us. Since 1985 we Americans have consistently spent more time at work, and…

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The Challenge of Balance

Today we hear a lot about the dangers of cigarettes, too much fat, the wrong kinds of fat, excess sugar, too little sleep, too much sedentary living, etc., etc. We know these behaviors are bad for us! Could it be the cacophony of "nots" pushes us over the edge in the other direction sometimes?When we…

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