Vim & Vigor - Summer 2017 - North Mississippi - 36
THIS JUST IN
GOOD-FOR-YOU NEWS, CUES AND REVIEWS
For years, experts have touted exercise
as the best prescription for a healthier,
longer life. Turns out our pocketbooks
may last longer, too.
According to a recent study published
in the Journal of the American Heart
Association, people with heart disease
who got at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of moderate
and vigorous exercise weekly saved
more than $2,500 annually compared
with those who did not meet these
exercise guidelines. What's more, exercisers visited the emergency department
less, were hospitalized less and didn't
take as many prescription medications,
contributing to their cost savings.
Ow! My Knee!
SUMM ER 2017
Kayaking can offer a great workout for the back, arms, abs, shoulders and neck. But if you're not careful, the activity can also leave
you stiff and sore.
The American Council on Exercise recommends finding your
spine's neutral position. In other words, sit in the position where it
takes the least effort to sit up straight, with your head also aligned
directly over your spine. If you start kayaking from this position
and maintain it as much as possible, you'll get a great upper-body
workout-without all of the kinks and cricks.
PHOTO BY THINKSTOCK
If you're one of the more
than 14 million Americans
who suffer from severe
joint pain and are seeking
relief, call Nurse Link at
Link is a free telephone
health information service
staffed by registered nurses.
Callers can be instructed
on how to get help for their
conditions, including setting
up provider appointments.