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Apr
11
2012

Walking a Quarter of a Mile to Stave off Disability – AIM Advisor Jack Guralnik at Penn Institute on Aging

Source: University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging. Science of Aging, http://penninstituteonaging.wordpress.com//?s=Jack+Guralnik&search=Go
People unable to walk a quarter of a mile, the equivalent to one time around a track or 3-4 city blocks, are twice as likely to be hospitalized, warned Jack Guralnik, MD, PhD, MPH, at the latest... Read more »

Mar
21
2012

Hospital Efforts To Keep Elderly Strong

Source: Tanner, Lindsey. Huffpost Healthy Living. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/hospitals-elderly-strong-frail-nursing-home-rehab-_n_1338884.html# 21 March 2012.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Bob Landorf walked miles during his hospital stay, dragging his IV pole along, too, on a mission to upend disturbing statistics for patients his age. At least one-third of hospital patients older than 70 leave... Read more »

Mar
21
2012

[Abstract] mRNA-Seq reveals complex patterns of gene regulation & expression in mouse skeletal muscle associated with calorie restriction

Joseph M. Dhahbi, Hani Atamna, Dario Boffelli, David I. K. Martin, Stephen R. Spindler. Physiological Genomics March 2012 vol. 44 no. 6 331-344. http://physiolgenomics.physiology.org/content/44/6/331.abstract?rss=1&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews 21 March 2012.
Abstract: mRNA-Seq reveals complex patterns of gene regulation and expression in the mouse skeletal muscle transcriptome associated with calorie restriction Sarcopenia is an age-associated... Read more »

Mar
5
2012

How Muscle Works, and the Implications of Exercising

Source: Cocchiarella MD, Antonio; Kessel, MD Tamar. Musculoskeletal Network http://www.musculoskeletalnetwork.com/display/article/1145622/2041596
Familiarity with the histophysiology and biochemistry is needed ABSTRACT: Performing exercises can help patients maintain or improvethe range of motion of various joints, improve balance, support function, prevent bone tissue demineralization, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and... Read more »

Feb
22
2012

How Exercise Fuels the Brain

Source: Reynolds, Gretchen. "How Exercise Fuels the Brain," New York Times. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/how-exercise-fuels-the-brain/ 22 February 2012
By Gretchen Reynolds Moving the body demands a lot from the brain. Exercise activates countless neurons, which generate, receive and interpret repeated, rapid-fire messages from the nervous system, coordinating muscle contractions, vision, balance,... Read more »

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