Thursday, July 20, 2017

Good exercises for your heart

Did you know that regular exercise helps prevent stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and more? Regular exercise also boosts your mental health, improves your ability to do daily activities and prevents falls - something important as you get older. Exercise increases your chance of living a longer, healthier life and it's never too late to start.

Older couple enjoying a bike ride

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Living Well with LMH: Top health concerns for women over 50

Turning 50 is a big milestone in our society! It's also a time that involves lots of changes in your family and in your body. You may have kids going to college or getting married, challenges at work that you haven't had before and other increased stresses in life. It's also hard to escape the fact that your body is getting older - you're not bouncing back as quickly as you used to and you might tire more easily. The risks for many common health problems increase as you age and 50 is a good time to take stock and make some healthy changes. What health concerns should you watch for?

Older man and woman laughing, in love.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Living well with LMH: Top health concerns for men over 50

The big 5-0 is on the calendar (or perhaps in your rear view mirror). It's getting harder and harder to escape the fact that your body doesn't rebound the way it used to after a round of golf or other physical activity. You might be getting tired doing things that used to be part of your regular routine. As our bodies age, they go through changes and the risks for many common health problems increase as you age. 50 is a good time to take stock and make some healthy changes. What health concerns should you watch for?

Older man & woman discussing something over breakfast

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What you need to know about back pain and sciatica

Chronic pain is something that affects millions of people. Some cases can be traced to a specific injury but others have an apparent cause. One of the most common types of chronic pain is lower back pain. If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, there are some things you can do to find relief.

Man with back pain after heavy lifting

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Type 2 diabetes risk factors to watch for

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. People with Type 2 diabetes have stopped responding to the levels of insulin in their body. As the body becomes increasingly resistant to insulin, glucose builds up in the blood and body tissues are starved for energy. Type 2 diabetes occurs because either one or both of the following conditions exist:
  • Fat, muscle, or liver cells do not respond to the high levels of insulin (called insulin resistance)
  • Beta cells in the pancreas do not make enough insulin relative to the demands of the body
Overweight man looking directly at the camera