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Although getting lots of vitamins may seem like a healthy idea, it turns out it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Your body needs vitamins in relatively small amounts. But if you choose to take supplemental vitamins, consider these tips:
Stay reasonably [...]
Your joints are stiff, swollen and achy. Sometimes it hurts when you stand, get up from a chair or climb stairs. Won’t exercise just aggravate these symptoms and make you feel worse?
In fact, it’s just the opposite. The idea that you should rest [...]
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is often the first step in the decline from normal cognitive function to forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. The primary symptom is memory loss that’s noticeable to you and those around you — for example, difficulties remembering doctor appointments or recent conversations [...]
The hardest part about physical activity often is getting started — putting on your shoes and getting out the door to walk, jog, bicycle or to do whatever form of exercise or activity works for you.
Finding an exercise partner or group is one way to [...]
Having diabetes can lead to nerve, skin and circulation changes that can particularly affect your feet. Minor foot issues can quickly lead to significant medical complications. Fortunately, these problems can often be avoided by taking precautionary measures, including:
Inspecting your feet daily for [...]