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Fitness: Fountain of Youth for Bone & Joint Health?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Being physically active may contribute to your overall health and minimize or delay the effects of aging.
Air Date: 10/14/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins, MD
higginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (sixth graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
Fitness: Fountain of Youth for Bone & Joint Health?
Being physically active may contribute to your overall health and minimize or delay the effects of aging, specifically when it comes to your bones and joints.

In other words, it may just be the fountain of youth.

Aging certainly takes its effect on the human body, but recent studies show that deterioration of the body and its ability to function are greatly diminished with the use of comprehensive fitness and nutrition routines.

Resistance training, endurance training, and flexibility and balance training can significantly increase the health of your musculo-skeletal system and your overall health.

Listen in as John P. Higgins, MD, shares advice for getting off the couch and increasing your physical activity so you can live longer and healthier.
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