Exercise May Be A Better Prescription Than Medicine

exercising Better Prescription Than MedicineFew medicines work as well as exercise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary.

By Jane Glenn Haas
The Orange County Register

We all know we’re supposed to exercise, to move our muscles and be strong.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates about three-fourths of older adults are sedentary, despite informative articles insisting activity helps prevent many related ailments, from coronary artery disease to cognitive decline.

Dr. Sheldon Zinberg, founder of the Nifty After Fifty workout centers, insists people are reluctant to put a name to their problem:

“We’re talking about sarcopenia, or age-related muscle wasting. All of us are familiar with the long words like osteoporosis or menopause, but, for whatever reason, we are not familiar with the major culprit that affects aging. Sarcopenia…Read the entire Seattle Times article.

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