Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Updates from a Leading Geriatrician

Senior Moments Or Something More? As Baby Boomers continue the inexorable journey deep into their senior years, preserving cognitive function understandably tops the list of worries. While Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias are seen in just 5% of people over 65, that number jumps to 30% for people age 85 and over. Questions abound: is forgetting a name a sign …

In a Pickle and Looking for a New Summer Activity?

Try Pickleball, the Country’s Fastest-Growing Sport Tired of the same ‘ole routine every summer but find yourself in a pickle and looking for a new summer activity? Well, according to American Council on Exercise (ACE), you might want to consider pickleball. As everyone from your next-door neighbor to ACE will attest, pickleball is extraordinarily popular. Its rapid rise to ubiquity …

How You Can Walk Off Belly Fat

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BY MARC LINDSAY Source* https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/how-you-can-walk-off-belly-fat Walking might not be the most strenuous form of exercise, but it is an effective way to get in shape and burn fat. While you can’t spot-reduce fat, walking can help reduce overall fat (including belly fat), which, despite being one of the most dangerous types of fat, is also one of the easiest to lose. The key, though, is staying consistent and walking …

Brain Training and Your Cognitive Abilities

Does Brain Training Increase Your Cognitive Abilities? BY KEVIN GRAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/does-brain-training-increase-your-cognitive-abilities There are lots of ways to work out. You’ve got resistance training, endurance training and high-intensity interval training, among others. Of course, we can’t forget brain training. Which begs the question: What the heck is brain training? Also called cognitive training, brain training involves performing a series of …

Exercise & Quick Weight Loss

Exercise &weight loss: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

8 Ways to Eat and Exercise For Quick Weight Loss There are times in our life when we need to lose weight quickly, either for weddings, reunions, special events, or to boost motivation. Ramping up your workouts is a great way to boost performance and achieve body goals; however, it’s common to increase your fitness routine only to gain weight. …

Fiber: The Essential Guide

essential guide to fiber: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Why Is It Essential? Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive tract even though it’s the structural part of plant foods that our bodies can’t even absorb. However, most people fall short of the daily recommendations and miss out on important benefits. What is It? Fiber is a form of carbohydrate found in plant-based foods that cannot be absorbed or …

5 Weight-Loss Numbers You Should Know

5 Weight-Loss Numbers You Should Know: Family Healthcare of Fairfax

Weight Loss Goals Daily or weekly weigh-ins can be beneficial and it’s important to keep in mind that sustainable weight loss involves focusing on other numbers too. Scale numbers can be misleading and they don’t always reflect weight-loss progress. Below are five things to keep in mind while working towards your weight loss goals. 60 | Recommended Duration of Daily …

Kidney Stones: Treatment & Prevention

entered a new era of highly effective, noninvasive procedures. We bring you up to date on kidney stone treatment & prevention

This Too Shall Pass: Treating and Preventing Kidney Stones More common, frequently less painful and far more preventable than reputed, kidney stones have, entered a new era of highly effective, noninvasive procedures. We bring you up to date on kidney stone treatment & prevention Q: Why do kidney stones happen? A: They form when substances…

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