Get In Step With Tai Chi

TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you’re looking for a low-impact exercise that can have a big impact on your quality of life, give Tai Chi a try. This ancient Chinese practice combines slow, flowing movement with meditation and deep breathing. According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, studies…

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Ditch the Throw Rugs, Seniors!

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Icy winter weather may lead to fewer hip fractures than many believe. Most fall-related hip fractures among elderly people in a New England study occurred in warm months and indoors — with throw rugs a common culprit. “Given the results of this study, it appears that efforts to…

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Poverty Does No Favors for Health

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Being in relatively poor financial health when middle-aged or older appears to significantly increase the risk for developing a disability or dying early. The observation stems from an analysis of data from the United States and England that drew links between wealth and health among almost 20,000 people…

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