Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder, a result of natural aging in the joints. It is a form of arthritis that features the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a “cushion” between the bones of the joints. Affecting over 25 million people in the United States, osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, feet, spine, and large weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees. Osteoarthritis usually has no known cause and is referred to as primary osteoarthritis. When the cause of the osteoarthritis is known, the condition is referred to as secondary osteoarthritis.Take a Tour
In all developed countries and most undeveloped ones, women outlive men, sometimes by a margin of 10 years. In the U.S., average life expectancy at birth is about 79 years for women and about 72 years for men.
Harvard researchers studied people who live 100 years and more to conclude that menopause is a major determinant of the life spans of both women and men. A women’s life span depends on the balance of two forces. One is the evolutionary drive to pass on her genes; the other is the need to stay healthy enough to rear as many children as possible. Menopause draws the line between the two. It protects older women from the risks of bearing children late in life, and lets them live long enough to take care of their children and grandchildren.Take a Tour
1. Exercise Super Charges Brainpower
Not only does exercise improve your body, it helps your mental function. Exercise increases energy levels and increases serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity. All that makes for a more productive day and happier employee which equate to better employee retention.
People who are active and who exercise are much more productive at work. Improved productivity not only makes you a better worker, it makes things better for everyone in the workplace. Companies with less wasted work hours and less sick time end up with lower health care costs — and an improved bottom line. That is why so many companies either have gyms at their offices or help to pay for employees to have gym memberships.Take a Tour
By healthy and appropriate food selections, a vegetarian can chose to eliminate all animal products from their diet, become a vegan, and still have a nutritionally adequate diet; but an unwise selection of foods can leave one short of certain nutrients and may induce deficiency symptoms and adverse health outcomes. Research has shown over and over again that following a plant-based diet will lower the risk of age-related problems such as overweight, high blood pressure, and heart disease, and in cases of heart disease, even reverse the damage.Take a Tour