Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

3060 Dayton Xenia Rd Suite # A, Beavercreek OH

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Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
 

Fitness

Obesity Epidemic Marches On

Obesity epidemic continues to be a growing problem. From the National Health and Statistics Report of 2018: data has been showing a rather scary trend, there has been little to no increase in the average American’s height in several decades but a significant increase in weight, waist circumference, and body mass index (BMI). The chief of obesity surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, Dr. Mitchell Roslin has this to say on the issue: “This data is scary, and from a societal standpoint… This is a true public health crisis and aggressive policies are needed to begin to counteract.”

 

Source: National Health and Statistics Report, 2018

Walking and Your Health

Walk your limitations away - No, seriously go for a walk. Why are you still reading this? Well if you insist on finishing this then let me tell you about a recent study published in the Preventative Medicine Journal. A 2 year study following over 1,400 senior citizens with a history of arthritis researchers observed and measured those who walked at least 10 minutes a week and those who didn’t. They concluded those who did the walking were HALF as likely to develop limitations in respect to walking 3 blocks, climbing stairs, stooping/kneeling, reaching overhead, or grasping. In essence they were reducing their functional limitations. Ok, so now you should go for a walk.

Source: Preventative Medicine Journal

Parkinson's and Exercise

Parkinson's and ExerciseHelping patients with Parkinson’s Disease: Current research is suggesting that physical exercise such as aerobics, treadmill exercises, dancing, traditional Chinese exercise, yoga, or resistance training can improve both motor AND non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s Disease. These results were so promising that more research is currently underway.

Source - Indian Academy of Neurology in 2018.

Compression Socks and Athletic Performance

Compression socks increase athletic performance? In a recent study, researchers measured fatigue levels of female soccer players with or without compression stockings and found something interesting. Those that wore compression during the games exhibited greater agility and improved lower limb muscle endurance. Dr. Anthony Leight, who was a part of the research team, wrote “Soccer is a demanding sport in term of fatigue-related muscle damage that can significantly influence match performance. Anything that can prevent or delay this damage and/or change in performance could be an advantage. The study provides evidence of the practical benefits of compression stockings that may assist specifically female athletes.”

Source: James Cook University in 2018.

 

Seniors Dance!

Dancing shows health benefits for seniorsGet out there and Dance! A new study which looked at over 1,000 senior women, those who participated in a dance program for eight year had a 73% reduced risk for developing a disability that impaired their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). The lead author of the study writes “Although it is unclear why dancing alone reduced the risk of ADL disability, dancing requires not only balance, strength, and endurance ability, but motion, and memory for choreography.”

Source - Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports in 2018.