strength training to your weekly routine.
Stronger muscles mean better joints and a more
a workout program with balance.
Combine stretching, strength training and
cardiovascular exercises to keep your body in balance.
pain does creep into your body after an activity, use the
technique of R.I.C.E. immediately to reduce inflammation.
Never use heat in the first 48 to 72 hours after an
injury occurs, as this will increase swelling and bruising.
Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation can make the difference
in a fast, effective recovery from a sprain or strain.
tight, stressed muscles, massage therapy can be a relaxing
and a helpful treatment for minor pain. Self-message is
easy to do on legs, ankles and feet.
cognitive behavior therapy a go.
This therapy works on the concept that you can
reprogram your mind to increase performance or decrease pain
triggers, incorporating relaxation and other visualization
athletes have been using it for some time to rehearse a
perfect performance in their mind before an event.
activity may produce its own set of challenges for Baby
inactivity itself is a threat to health.
A sedentary lifestyle is associated with an increased
risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease,
osteoporosis, stroke and some cancers.
Regular physical exercise helps Boomers strengthen
muscles, which in turn stabilizes joints, increases
flexibility and keeps age-related diseases at bay.
Better to be a buff Baby Boomer than a middle-age couch
States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Baby Boomer
Sports Injuries, April 2000, http://www.cpsc.gov
Health Report by Julia Sommerfeld
My Aching Body, by John Casey, WebMD Feature
Injury Free, by the editors of Runner’s World
Pain with Therapy for Mind and Body, Mayo Clinic,
Newswise Medical News
This information is not intended as a substitute for
professional medical treatment or consultation. Always
consult with your physician in the event of a serious
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