Running is one of the latest fitness crazes that is sweeping the nation. Every weekend there are races of different distances from the 5K to the full marathon. And for good reason, running is one of the most effective ways of maintaining and improving cardiovascular fitness, especially as we age. It is quite simple to find a simple beginner’s training program that will help you move from a sedentary lifestyle to running your first 5K. And for those who have been running for awhile, the full marathon is a challenge well accepted. But as a runner, it is very important to protect your body from injury and to run safely. Before beginning any running regimen, always get clearance from your physician. Here are a few tips for adult runners. Continue reading “Healthy Running Tips for Adults”
Maintaining joint health is very important, especially as the body ages. Many experts agree that by preventing many common joint problems, the risk of developing arthritis later in life is diminished. It is important to retain flexibility and keep the joints moving in a safe and healthy way. There are several ways that good joint health can be maintained, here are a few tips.
No matter what a person’s age bracket it is important to continue being active. This is not only good for maintaining joint health, but it is important to a person’s overall health. Regular exercise can help improve circulation so that joints receive the blood flow that is necessary to remain healthy. Before starting any type of exercise regimen it is important to speak with your NJ physician to determine what type of exercises are appropriate. Most experts suggest at least 30 minutes a day of exercise. Walking is a great way to keep your joints in shape without causing them damage. For those who already have any sort of joint problems, ask your physician about low impact exercises such as swimming or biking. IF weight training is appropriate and okayed by the physician it can be a great asset for the joints by strengthening the ligaments and muscles around the joints. Weight training, when done properly can help protect joints by making them stronger and less likely to be damaged. Continue reading “How to Maintain Joint Health”
The sun’s UV rays can be harmful to our skin in many ways. Not only can they cause skin cancer, UV rays can also cause premature aging, macular degeneration (blindness) and immuno suppression (weakening of the body so that it cannot protect itself). Protecting our skin from the harmful rays can prevent most skin cancers according to the most recent research. By providing protection for our skin we reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. There are several practices that are recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Prevention Tips”
As people age, they still want to look their best. Botox is one alternative to helping an individual look younger and less stressed without having to incur the huge expense of plastic surgery. Botox is a brand name of a protein that is produced from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. When it is injected into the muscle, it can no longer contract. When the muscle treated with Botox relaxes and softens wrinkles are less prominent or are no longer seen. Continue reading “What is Botox?”
Living a healthy lifestyle has a lot to do with what you eat and the types of exercises that you participate in. But it’s not limited to just these two ingredients. It is also important to keep the skin in good shape. The skin is the largest and most protective organ of the body. Many times, the condition of the skin can give a person some subtle clues about the rest of their health. Acne is a very common skin condition, one of the most common in the US. While hormones and stress can play major roles in how severe it becomes, there are a few changes that can be made to a skin care routine which can reduce its severity or eliminate it altogether. It is advisable in cases of severe acne, that a NJ skin specialist be consulted to help prevent scarring. Continue reading “How to Reduce Acne”
A varicocelectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed in which a varicocele is removed. Varicoceles are veins which are located in the testicles. The vein is similar to a varicose vein found in the legs. Many times, varicoceles occur on the left portions of the scrotum and typically appear after puberty. A varicocele will not just go away; a varicocelectomy is required in many cases in order to correct the condition. Continue reading “What is Varicocelectomy?”
Male fertility is a very complex topic. There are several things that have to occur in order for the male to get his partner pregnant. First of all, they must product healthy sperm. Once the sperm are produced they have to be transported from the testicles in the semen. There also has to be enough sperm contained in the semen. The lower the sperm count the less likely your partner’s egg will become fertilized. The sperm also must be shaped correctly in order for the sperm to move and penetrate the egg. Male infertility can have many different causes including environmental, medical and lifestyle causes. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to a qualified NJ male fertility specialist.
Certain environmental elements like toxins, chemicals or heat can cause male infertility especially when there is overexposure to these elements. Industrial chemicals like herbicides, toluene, pesticides, xylene, lead and some painting materials can cause low sperm counts. Radiation can temporarily reduce sperm counts but exposure to high amounts of radiation can permanently reduce sperm production. Overheating of the testicles such as using hot tubs or saunas frequently can lower sperm count. Tight clothing including underclothing can increase temperatures in the area and sitting with a laptop on the lap for long periods of time can increase the temperature of the scrotum and reduce sperm production. Continue reading “Causes of Male Infertility”
Staying active is important for every age group, but particularly beneficial for older adults. Many experts suggest that it is one way to prevent many diseases including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are four main types of exercises that older adults should consider participating in: endurance, strengthening, stretching, and balance exercises. Each of these has particular benefits for the older adult. It is essential that before beginning any exercise program no matter how strenuous or easy you think it is that it be cleared with your NJ primary care physician.
These types of activities improve the heart and the circulatory system. They are commonly called “aerobic” exercises but this does not mean signing up for a marathon. It can be walking, swimming or riding a bike (stationary or otherwise). These can all help get the heart pumping and increase circulation which can be beneficial for many things such as lowering blood pressure. It is important to seek out a professional who can help design an aerobic exercise program that will be appropriate for your needs and present fitness level. Continue reading “Healthy Exercise Tips for Older Adults”
Traditional medicine looks only at the absence of disease as the definition of being healthy. Most of the time, doctors simply treat the symptoms of a disease or try to detect them early on so that they can be treated with traditional medications. Anti-aging medicine is more concerned about the whole person and achieving optimal health. It looks at and considers factors which are physical, but also factors in emotional and mental health aspects. Anti-aging medicine considers hormones, toxins, organ systems, as well as nutrition and stress factors in developing optimal health that will also be effective at preventing disease. Continue reading “What is Anti-Aging Medicine?”