Group exercise classes are more than the loud music, fast movements and shouts of encouragement that are seen and heard in a fitness room. These-one hour blocks of time offer social inclusion opportunities, physical benefits and psychological support. You should never be bored with the variety of exercise choices offered in group settings. From kickboxing and step aerobics to boot camps and indoor cycling, your fitness instructor will challenge and improve your body.
Grueling trips to the gym or punishing exercise regimens are not necessary to support physical and mental health into old age. While research shows that fitness — both mental and physical — progressively declines with age, there is good news:
Brain training through playing online games that involve skills of reasoning and memory can have positive effects on those in their 50s and 60s, says a major study by Researchers at King’s College London. The research came up with results that such mental exercises can be very useful for people and help them improve their daily life in terms of their ability to shop, cook, use public transport, manage finances etc.
A digital health company that took part in West Health’s incubator program secured 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a device designed to help people recovering from injuries do their physical therapy from home, according to a company statement. Reflexion Health’s device also serves as a remote monitoring tool for physical therapists to collect patients’ performance data.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — “They’re always the last ones to take care of themselves,” says Moffitt Cancer Center community outreach worker Jeannette Palencia referring to Hispanic women. Palencia’s program “Yo Me Cuido,” Spanish for “I take care” offers breast cancer education and treatment to Hispanic women in the Tampa Bay area.
Screening aims to detect disease in its early stages while there’s still a chance that treatment will be effective. Programmes are usually targeted at people who are at high risk of developing a particular disease. For example, the NHS invites people over the age of 60 to be screened for bowel cancer because age is a risk factor for the disease – the older you are, the greater the risk. And for women, breast screening is automatically offered between the ages of 50-70.
THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer is now as common among black women as among whites, although black women continue to have a higher death rate from the disease, an American Cancer Society report says.
For decades, black women had lower breast cancer rates than whites, but that gap has narrowed in recent years, the cancer society said.