2018 Feb 4

Muscle, Strength Training and Healthy Aging

By |2018-02-04T10:05:11+00:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Muscle health and physical activity are very important factors to support healthy aging. It is well known that people of all ages benefit from regular physical activity. Exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, certain kinds of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many other chronic diseases. However, muscular strength is an important component [...]

2014 Dec 9

Smoking: Bad News for Muscles, Tendons and Ligaments

By |2014-12-09T08:33:08+00:00December 9th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Cigarette smoking (CS) has clearly negative effects on the musculoskeletal system.  Epidemiologic evidence also shows that smoking is a risk factor for chronic pain, including back pain. In terms of the musculoskeletal system, the relationships of cigarette smoking with the reduction of bone mineral content, osteoporosis and fractures are the best known.  However, there is evidence of [...]