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Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say
A Runner's Guide to Avoiding Injury
Build your mileage slowly; don't increase your weekly distance by more than 10 percent.
Follow hard days with easy recovery days.
Don't increase your mileage every week. Plan an easy week into your training schedule every so often.
Cross-train consistently. Not only walk or run, but also swim, bicycle, in-line skate or stair-climb.
Your risk of an overuse injury increases dramatically as you approach 40 to 50 miles per week. Exercise caution when covering such distances.
After you compete in a race, do easy workouts for as many days as there were miles in the race.
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.