| Aug 23, 2010
Vibration platforms, which purportedly provide a host of bone, muscle, circulatory, flexibility and injury-rehab benefits by shaking your body 20 to 50 times a second as you stand on them, are becoming more varied and practical as the market grows...
| Jul 2, 2010
"Come on—you can actually get a workout with that?" That was my first reaction to these four products, but I was wrong. Simple and relatively inexpensive though they might be, you can work up a sweat with these low-tech yet innovative strap- and...
| Jul 13, 2010
Two years ago, I wrote a health column for the overweight, sedentary, stiff in the joints, anti-exercise, keep-my-hair-dry crowd.
Get yourself into a pool, watch your blood pressure come down, feel your joints relax and enjoy life again.
Two years ago,...
| Jul 23, 2010
Stress fractures—small cracks in bones, most often in the foot and lower leg—are common injuries in both serious and recreational athletes. Here are trainers' tips on protecting yourself:
•Alternate your activities. Stress fractures are...
| May 10, 2010
"Every runner over 45 that I see in here has advanced osteoarthritis in his knees," my doctor told me last year before recommending surgery for my torn meniscus. "I tell all you guys the same thing: ‘The impact is too much. Switch to the...
| Mar 24, 2010
Indoor spinning is all the rage. Most well-trained instructors will start each class by helping newcomers get properly fitted. If yours doesn't, don't be afraid to ask for help.
Fit is critical with spinning, and knee trouble is common among novices...
| Jul 14, 2010
Lucille Morris was in her mid-50s when she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Not long after, she began experiencing pain and numbness in her feet from neuropathy.
Walking felt painful and wobbly.
"Sometimes my feet feel like they're frozen and are...
| Jul 21, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the effects of cortisone injections on bones? Can their use lead to osteoporosis?
ANSWER: Some steroid medications have been associated with osteoporosis in certain situations. The steroids found in a cortisone or similar...
| Jul 6, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug for osteoporosis. Amgen's Prolia (denosumab) prevents fractures in postmenopausal women at a rate similar to the most popular drugs on the market — bisphosphonates such as Fosamax,...
| Apr 19, 2010
A few simple techniques can make the difference between a sore back (or other body part) and a strong, healthy one.
Co-owner and director of Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Downward-facing dog: The body bends at the hips in an upside-...
| May 17, 2010
What's the connection between Dancing With the Stars and osteoporosis? Cloris Leachman. The Academy Award-winning actress is being honored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) for living strong with osteoporosis.
Leachman and other honorees...