Navigation Links
Exercise Tips to Keep Boomers on Their Feet
Date:7/4/2009

Taking simple precautions can help prevent pain and injury, doctors say

SATURDAY, July 4 (HealthDay News) -- While baby boomers are not as young as they used to be, exercise is just as important as ever, but certain precautions are in order to stay injury-free.

"As boomers age, they should take extra steps to protect themselves from injuries when exercising," Dr. Ray Monto, a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, said in a news release. "A little extra stretching before and after exercise, for example, goes a long way."

To avoid becoming one of the 166,000 people between the ages of 45 and 64 who needed medical help for exercise- and exercise equipment-related injuries last year, the association offers boomers these suggestions:

  • Before starting any exercise program, have your doctor check that your heart and body are in good condition and make recommendations based on your age and fitness level.
  • Stretch and do three to five minutes of light exercise to warm up at the start.
  • Exercise and rest regularly for maximum benefit. Daily moderate exercise is better, and less likely to cause injury, than overdoing it on weekends. Listen to your body, though, and rest or change your workout to meet your physical condition.
  • Get a balanced, total body workout by mixing in cardio, strength training and flexibility training. This will also help prevent injuries from overuse. Introduce changes to your routines, such as new exercises, gradually and take lessons when possible to learn proper form and technique.
  • Take calcium and Vitamin D supplements daily to help keep bones strong and healthy.

More information

The National Institute on Aging has more about exercise for older adults.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, news release, June 22, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Exercise helps patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
2. Elite Athletes Use Active Recovery Muscle Stimulator to Prevent Muscle Soreness After Exercise
3. Boomers: Tips on How to Exercise Safely
4. Horse Study: RBC Life Sciences Antioxidant, Microhydrin, Reduced Lactic Acid Buildup and Improved Hydration During Strenuous Exercise
5. Exercise improves functional and psycological ability and reduces steroid need in rheumatoid arthritis
6. Hitting the Gym on the Web - a New Global Exercise Trend
7. Interactive Video Games Offer Exercise Benefits
8. Making Obese Mice Slim, Without Diet or Exercise
9. Post-Exercise Glow May Last 12 Hours
10. Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise
11. Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Exercise Tips to Keep Boomers on Their Feet 
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Intermedix ... of Emergency Medicine , an emergency medicine professional association, to support the organization's ... , The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, or AAEM, seeks to empower emergency ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Emergency rooms provide ... to find. Unfortunately, this can leave patients with dental emergencies at risk of losing ... now offering emergency dental care. , Common dental emergencies include:, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Dr. Jessica Barron, of ... is now accepting new dental patients and families in the North Metro Denver area. ... services from cleanings to cosmetic dentistry, and all in the most relaxing environment. , ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... organization, welcomes S.S. Nesbitt as the latest addition to its growing list of ... other locations throughout the Southeast, from Orlando to Huntsville and in between. , ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... , ... Armune BioScience signed a definitive agreement with ARCpoint ... across the country. Launched in April of 2015, Apifiny is the only cancer specific, ... order volume exceeded 3,000 tests in 2015. Primary care physicians and urologists have utilized ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... LONDON , February 10, 2016 A new report ... 2021 - states that the Alzheimer,s disease market will more than double ... 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11%. ... Italy , Spain , the UK, and ... prevalence during the forecast period. --> Canada , ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... SAN DIEGO , Feb. 10, 2016 ... viral gene therapy manufacturing, and Renova™ Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical ... and other chronic diseases, have entered into a Manufacturing ... produce cGMP-grade RT-100 (Ad5.hAC6) Drug Product for use in ... --> This relationship will leverage Lonza,s ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016 Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... announced today that it has filed a patent application ... other cancers. --> --> ... by administration of Ceplene (histamine dihydrochloride) in combination with ... of predicting the efficacy of Ceplene and IL-2 therapy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: