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Have you ever said, "Starting Monday, I'm going to exercise and eat better."
With this plan, you may not start Monday. You may wonder why you couldn't get a workout in or pick healthier food that day.
Many of us find it hard to stay motivated to eat better or exercise more. We know we need to, but, we put it off for tomorrow, or next week, or longer. It's hard to hold yourself accountable.
Some of you have personal trainers, like me, showing up at your door. But, what if you don't have me showing up at your door? Is there another way? Yes.
Call on a friend or a neighbor. That's right, grab a buddy. Who knows, that person may need you for the very same reason.
Health insurance is not cheap, and it can be tempting to go without coverage, especially if you never get sick. With the expensive monthly cost and out-of-pocket expenses, you may be wondering how much you really need coverage.
Many people in their twenties feel they are healthy enough to skip out on health insurance. When you rarely see a doctor, and especially if things are tight financially, it may seem like a good idea to cut the health insurance expense completely from your budget.
You can pay for medical expenses as you go instead of worrying about the insurance premiums and co-payments on the way. However, this could be very difficult if you have a serious illness, an accident, or an ongoing health issue because the costs can become very large, very quickly. This is why it's essential for everyone to always have some form of health insurance.
Life insurance is one of those things that just about everyone needs but far too few people actually have. It’s easy to put off purchasing a policy when you’re young and relatively healthy. But the longer you wait, the greater the chances of something happening before you get yourself coverage. Maybe buying life insurance been on your to-do list for a while but you haven’t gotten around to it yet. Check out these 10 reasons why you can’t afford to wait any longer.
1. Replace Lost Income
Life insurance works to provide financial security to your loved ones after you pass away. You have to consider what would happen if you were to die suddenly. This is especially true if your loved ones rely solely on your income. Get yourself adequate coverage. That way, you won’t leave your loved ones helpless when the monthly bills come around.
Physical Activity and Health: Does Sedentary Behavior Make a Difference? by Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD, FACSM (www.acsm.org)
Released in 2018, the Second Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans highlights the importance of physical activity for improving a number of health outcomes. These recommendations were largely based upon decades of observational and experimental studies documenting the health effects associated with moderate and vigorous intensity physical activity. However, a new twist in the recommendations and the accompanying 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report is the consideration of sedentary behavior (i.e. sitting) as having a potential role to play in the association between physical activity and health.
Alzheimer’s disease causes brain cells to die, so the brain works less well over time. This changes how a person acts. This article has suggestions that may help you understand and cope with changes in personality and behavior in a person with Alzheimer’s disease.
Common Changes in Personality and Behavior
Common personality and behavior changes you may see include:
Physical Activity and Function in Older Age: It’s Never too Late to Start! by Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH, FACSM
This article was first seen on www.acsm.org
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.
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