Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

3060 Dayton Xenia Rd Suite # A, Beavercreek OH

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Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
 

Fitness

Can middle-age exercise save your life?

Can middle-age exercise save your life? A study published in Stroke concluded that the exercise decisions you make in the middle age time of your life will contribute to your risk level of stroke later in life. Researchers measured the fitness levels of over 2,000 middle-aged adults in the early 1970s and then again 7 years later for follow up. They discovered that compared with participants who became unfit over the 7 year span, those who stayed fit with exercise (or those who started exercising in the 7 year gap) were about 60% less likely to suffer a stroke over the next 35 years! Source: Stroke, 2018.

Get Outside and Exercise!

Is exercising outdoors really any better? According to the reports from the American Council on Exercise, the answer is a resounding YES! It basically comes down to such factors as wind resistance and uneven terrain helping you to burn a significant amount of additional calories. Not to mention the plethora of psychological boosts working outside provides such as better mood, increased energy, and less stress. It’s almost as if humans weren’t designed to remain cooped up inside all the time… interesting…
Source: American Council on Exercise 2018.

Walking and Your Health

Walk your limitations away - No, seriously go for a walk. Why are you still reading this? Well if you insist on finishing this then let me tell you about a recent study published in the Preventative Medicine Journal. A 2 year study following over 1,400 senior citizens with a history of arthritis researchers observed and measured those who walked at least 10 minutes a week and those who didn’t. They concluded those who did the walking were HALF as likely to develop limitations in respect to walking 3 blocks, climbing stairs, stooping/kneeling, reaching overhead, or grasping. In essence they were reducing their functional limitations. Ok, so now you should go for a walk.

Source: Preventative Medicine Journal

Obesity Epidemic Marches On

Obesity epidemic continues to be a growing problem. From the National Health and Statistics Report of 2018: data has been showing a rather scary trend, there has been little to no increase in the average American’s height in several decades but a significant increase in weight, waist circumference, and body mass index (BMI). The chief of obesity surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Dr. Mitchell Roslin has this to say on the issue: “This data is scary, and from a societal standpoint… This is a true public health crisis and aggressive policies are needed to begin to counteract.”

 

Source: National Health and Statistics Report, 2018

Compression Socks and Athletic Performance

Compression socks increase athletic performance? In a recent study, researchers measured fatigue levels of female soccer players with or without compression stockings and found something interesting. Those that wore compression during the games exhibited greater agility and improved lower limb muscle endurance. Dr. Anthony Leight, who was a part of the research team, wrote “Soccer is a demanding sport in term of fatigue-related muscle damage that can significantly influence match performance. Anything that can prevent or delay this damage and/or change in performance could be an advantage. The study provides evidence of the practical benefits of compression stockings that may assist specifically female athletes.”

Source: James Cook University in 2018.