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    Simple measures to control knee arthritis

    A recent research study confirmed that for people at risk of or who have osteoarthritis of the knee, walking at least an hour a day helps diminish symptoms, and the more they walk the better. Another study suggested that women with knee osteoarthritis had less progression of their disease if they drank more low-or non-fat milk. 

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    Keeping healthy bones—Part 2

    Continuing our hints on keeping healthy bones, we suggest green tea, checking your hormone levels, avoiding cigarette smoke and excessive alcohol, and ensuring an adequate calcium and vitamin D intake.

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    Eight tips for healthy bones — Part 1

    We offer the first four of 8 tips for healthy bones, including weight-bearing exercise, jumping, avoiding being too thin or drinking too much coffee.

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    What is adult-onset scoliosis?

    Adult-onset scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that is common as we get older. Measures to prevent and treat this condition are discussed.

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    Eating broccoli is helpful in avoiding osteoarthritis

    Recent research reported in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism suggests that eating broccoli, which contains sulforaphane, may well help fight osteoarthritis. Other hints to avoid arthritis and protect your joints are also listed.

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    Does running really lead to arthritis of the knee?

    Two recent studies published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise conclude that running does not lead to knee arthritis or increase the risk of ever requiring a hip replacement. In fact, running might help build stronger knees.

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    Pilates in practice

    Pilates can be performed without specialized equipment, but more true than with other types of exercise, you should seek out a qualified Pilates teacher rather than “do it yourself”. Four Pilates myths are discussed, and Pilates is distinguished from yoga.

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    What is Pilates?

    Pilates was developed almost a century ago and has become a well-deserved worldwide sensation. It focuses on strengthening the core muscles of the abdomen and spine, thereby leading to better posture and more balanced musculature.