The pushup is a simple exercise that can strengthen and tone many of the muscles of the upper body and core. There are many variations of pushup that suit a range of abilities and focus on different sets of muscles. In this article, we look at which muscles pushups work and some of the benefits…

A recent study shows that a person’s metabolism does not stay the same for 24 hours — in fact, there are times of the day where their body is chewing through a greater number of calories while they are just sitting there. According to a new study, a person’s energy-burning ability fluctuates across the day….

Everyone, including people in excellent shape, can experience pain in their chest during exercise. The many potential causes range from benign to potentially life-threatening. Everyone who exercises regularly should recognize the symptoms that can accompany chest pain when the underlying issue is serious. Read on to learn more about the causes of chest pain during…

A new, large-scale study finds that even extreme levels of fitness increase lifespan — particularly in older people. A new study finds that exercise, even at extreme levels, prolongs life for seniors. Exercise is widely considered to benefit health, but is there such a thing as too much exercise? Some recent studies suggest so. For…

Arthritis is a condition that happens when a joint begins to wear away or develop irritation. It can affect any joint, including the thumb. Thumb arthritis is sometimes called basal joint arthritis. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, thumb arthritis usually occurs after 40 years of age and is more common in women…

A pinched nerve in the shoulder occurs when a nearby structure irritates or presses on a nerve coming from the neck. This can lead to shoulder pain and numbness of the arm and hand. Doctors may also refer to a pinched nerve in the shoulder arising from the neck as cervical radiculopathy. An acute injury…

Concussion is an injury to the brain caused by either a blow to the head or body. A child’s developing brain is more at risk than an adult’s, so parents and caregivers may want to know the signs of concussion in children. A survey published in 2017, looking at more than 13,000 adolescents in the…

Advising people to have a varied diet could encourage them to eat foods that are not so good for their health in addition to those that are. The term ‘a range of healthful foods’ could be less misleading than ‘a varied diet,’ a new statement suggests. Instead, the emphasis should be on “health[ful] eating patterns”…

Many people find that making changes to their diet can help with osteoarthritis symptoms, which include pain, stiffness, and swelling. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 30 million adults in the United States. It develops when the cartilage in the joints breaks down over time. The condition can affect any joint…

A recent study demonstrates that pain relief drugs produce more pronounced side effects when taken by people with dementia. A second study uncovers why this might be the case. Pain relief for people with dementia may need to be reviewed. Dementia is a large and growing concern. Because it cannot be reversed, understanding the best…