Physical Activity and Function in Older Age: It’s Never too Late to Start! by Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH, FACSM
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Despite the known benefits of physical activity to health and physical function in aging, the proportion of older adults meeting recommended physical activity guidelines remains low (27%). Since the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans were published, considerable evidence has emerged regarding the relative benefits of various modes or combinations of physical activity, such as progressive resistance training, multicomponent exercise, dual-task training, tai chi, yoga, and dance, for fall-related injury prevention and for specific physical function outcomes (e.g., strength, gait speed, balance, activities of daily living [ADL] function). The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (PAGAC) Scientific Report summarized this body of new evidence in order to inform the new 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition. These findings were further summarized in the June issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
The 2018 PAGAC Scientific Report provides strong evidence that physical activity reduces the risk of fall-related injuries in older people by 32-40%, and this includes severe falls requiring medical care or hospitalization. There is also strong evidence that physical activity improves physical function and reduces the risk of age-related loss of physical function in a dose-response manner among the general aging population and improves physical function in older people with frailty and with Parkinson’s disease. Moderate evidence indicates that for older adults who sustained a hip fracture or stroke, extended exercise programs and mobility-oriented physical activity improves physical function.
In his youth, Tyler Perry was poor, abused, homeless, and suicidal. Today, he's worth at least $400 million. In 20 years, the actor, writer, and producer went from sleeping in a car to bedding down in a Beverly Hills mansion. Few of us have faced the daunting challenges that Perry did. Nor have we gotten so rich. How he made the leap from poverty to fortune offers career and financial lessons for anyone.
Perry's life got off to a rocky start. One of four children, he grew up poor in a shotgun house in New Orleans. His father beat him, others sexually abused him. Perry even attempted suicide as a teenager. In 1991, Perry heard Oprah Winfrey on television saying that writing things down can be cathartic.
We live in a society that is constantly reaching for the next level of peak health and appearance, using only naturally effective methods.
No pressure, right?
Despite this never-ending climb, one little plant is paving the way for people to reach their health and wellness goals: hemp. Hemp oil is a nutty and flavorful oil that is extracted from the stalks or seeds of the hemp plant. There are different uses for each type of hemp oil, each offering its own array of uses and unique wellness benefits.
Three powerful uses for hemp
Hemp oil’s benefits are so bountiful and unmistakable that scientists studied it in-depth even while it was banned in most of society, including the U.S. Thankfully, the 2018 Farm Bill completely cleared the air and legitimized hemp’s legality by separating it from its notorious cousin, marijuana. Both are from the cannabis family, but hemp doesn’t get you high.
There’s no doubt more benefits will be discovered, but for now, let’s jump into what hemp oil has already proven.
My guides teach that in following Universal law (not always listed as a separate and specific law) we find harmony, happiness or dysfunction and unhappiness not in our chosen partner but in the actual relationship.
As humans, and most especially females or those with more female energy and characteristics, we tend to attach our potential for happiness upon a person. As a relationship progresses we become more and more “attached” and as we become at risk for losing our self-identity we also make the mistake of placing all of our hopes or aspirations for happiness upon one individual. If we are receiving attention and our partner is making efforts that support the commitment to the relationship, we can idolize such a person and over time we develop the belief system that our specific partner or one specific person holds the keys to our life’s happiness or unhappiness.
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With cannabis legalization in states across the US, more and more growers are getting in on the game. But just as every state's culture and scene is different, so is their cannabis cultivation and distribution.
Alaska is known for its grizzly bears, Arizona is synonymous with its Grand Canyon, and Idaho is known for its potatoes. But many states are also becoming more well-known for their marijuana products.
So where is cannabis grown in the United States? Let's take a look at the different regions across the US and what their cannabis industries are like.
Cannabis in the West
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