DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 45, and my right knee and right hip hurt off and on, especially after I lift weights or perform strenuous exercise. I had an MRI done, and there is nothing structurally wrong. Would physical therapy be a good next step?ANSWER: When pain is a problem, and imaging tests and other assessments don't point to a clear cause, consulting with a physical therapist is a good idea. In your case, a physical therapist can review your workouts with you to ensure they are safe and effective, as well as modify your routines, as needed, to help you reach your fitness goals without pain.Hip pain and knee pain are common concerns, especially with age. The pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems. In some cases, pain may relate to issues within the joints themselves, while, in other situations, pain may result from problems with the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue that surround the hip and knee joints. Sometimes, hip and knee pain can be triggered by back … [Read more...] about Knee and hip pain without clear cause may benefit from physical therapy
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familycircle.comFrom juice cleanses to super-early workouts, find out how common "good for you" fitness practices might actually be making it harder for you to get in shape.1. Committing only to cardio.Despite what you may have heard, running or spinning shouldn't be your only workouts -- strength training is vital to fitness, too. After all, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn at rest. Aim to lift weights at least twice a week. Try adding 30-second high-intensity intervals to the treadmill (or bike) by upping the incline, resistance or speed. Do more squats or lunges, too, or try using equipment like resistance bands or battle ropes.2. Cutting calories.Eating fewer calories will initially help you slim down, but it probably won't last. Consuming less while moving more, for example, forces the brain into starvation mode.Not all calories are alike, either: 100 calories of apple are not the same as 100 calories of chips. Processed carbs spike levels of insulin and signal … [Read more...] about Avoid these weight-loss mistakes
FORGETTING people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to a new study. A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit. Complaining more often, declaring you’re “gasping” for a cup of tea and feeling flattered when you get asked for ID when visiting a bar also made the list. Other warnings you’re over the hill include preferring a night in with a board game, knowing your alcohol limit and struggling with technology. The study, commissioned by Future You to highlight the benefits of Turmeric+ tablets, also found feeling stiff and talking about your joints a lot featured in the top fifty. A spokesman said: “It’s fascinating to see nearly half the nation considers joint pain and stiffness a sign of growing age. From forgetfulness … [Read more...] about Top 50 signs you’re getting old revealed in study… so how many are you guilty of?
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 26-year-old Jeffrey Kendall is getting attention on Instagram for his Disney Prince looksAfter losing 70 pounds, the long-haired Connecticut man is now a dead ringer for Prince CharmingKendall, who does lots of yoga, says exercise has helped him deal with the stress in his lifeA 26-year-old from Connecticut is getting plenty of attention on social media for his uncanny resemblance to a Disney prince. Check out that long, luscious hair and strong jaw — the guy is a true doppelgänger for Prince Charming.But it wasn’t always this way for Jeffrey Kendall. Over the last year, he’s gone through a massive physical transformation — without the help of a fairy godmother. After realizing he was depressed and overweight while caring for his ailing mother, Kendall started working out and ended up losing 70 pounds. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In 2015, Kendall's mother suffered a brain aneurysm, which required him to … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Transforms Jeffrey Kendall Into Disney Prince Look-Alike
Brace yourself: The calorie-burning benefits of standing versus sitting will not, at first blush, blow you out of your seat. Spend a minute upright instead of seated, and the additional energy expended amounts to less than one-tenth of a calorie (0.04 of a calorie, to be exact).But a new study that combines the best available research on sitting, standing and energy expenditure invites readers (reclining and otherwise) to consider the potential long-term effects of this seemingly marginal difference.The average American sits for more than seven hours of every day, making us among the most sedentary humans on Earth. But if Homo americanus were to spend six of those hours simply standing on his feet instead, that reformed couch potato would burn an additional 54 calories a day.Without any changes in his diet or a single extra visit to the gym, those 54 calories per day could translate into a loss of about 5.5 pounds of body fat per year for that average American.And since he’s … [Read more...] about This is how many pounds you can lose in a year by standing for six hours a day instead of sitting