Prevention is the Key to Vital Health and Long Life

preventive medicineEven though lack of proper exercise puts you at a 40% more risk of developing cancer and 50% more at risk for heart disease, it’s a sad statistic that nearly 8 out of 10 people ignore numbers, go through life with blinders on and never bother to develop an exercise program.

We must stop looking at exercise as some frivolous pastime and shift our perception to that of “preventive medicine”.

The cost of inactivity is not a cost anyone can afford. The gym seems inconvenient now but how inconvenient does it feel when you stack it against future life threatening diseases and the rest of your life spent in doctors’ offices and hospitals fighting disease? [Read more…]

Be Aware of the Effects of Sarcopenia

sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is a word that most of us are not familiar with and yet its effects are felt in every family. Many men and women will become weak and frail as they age…all due to sever muscle loss.

The good news is that you do not have to be one of them.

The term sarcopenia is defined as the age-related loss of muscle mass which in turn causes a multitude of negative metabolic changes associated with decreased health and vitality in older people; sagging and wrinkled skin, hair loss, trembling extremities, loss of flexibility, balance and coordination and a stooped over posture are all signs of the onset of sacrcopenia. [Read more…]