Taking Care of Yourself

Every day, millions of people across the United States give care to people with mental and physical challenges. They range from family members to trained aides to nurses. No matter which category they are in there is always the risk for mental and physical exhaustion. Fortunately, there are steps and strategies one can use to […]

6,000 Steps to Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis

Could putting one foot in front of the other ease knee pain? A growing amount of research shows that walking reduces risk of functional limitation associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA). In fact, studies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American College of Rheumatology suggest that walking 6,000 or more steps per day […]

20-Second Brain Health Test

Try to balance on one leg for 20 seconds. Sounds easy right? Maybe not so much for some people. The authors of a study published in Stroke developed a simple, low-cost test for brain health: balance on one leg for at leg for at least 20 seconds. Participants who could not complete this task were […]

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