Exercise & Mobility

Drinking Tea Protects Your Head, Heart and Bones

"If theres anything that can confidently be communicated to the public, its the strong association of tea drinking with a lower risk of common chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, and the demonstration of that benefit through clinical trials," says Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, director of Tufts HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory and chair of the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health. The symposium, held at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, spotlighted new evidence of the health benefits of tea, ranging from preventing osteoporosis to improving digestion. Other new studies have recently linked tea consumption to lower incidence of some cancers and reduced risk of functional disability.

Your Muscles: Secrets of Aging Gracefully

Inside Tufts HNRCA Laboratory of Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology and Sarcopenia-on the front lines of the fight against frailty. At 711 Washington Street, in the heart of downtown Boston, you will find the worlds largest research center on nutrition and aging. With over 300 scientists, the Tufts Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) has been advancing the knowledge of human nutrition since 1979

7 Surprising Findings About Exercise and Your Health

Even the experts sometimes need a little nudge to get exercising. Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, director of Tufts John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity

For Obese Seniors, Combine Diet Plus Exercise to Fight Frailty

Combining diet and exercise is the most effective formula for obese seniors who want to improve physical performance, according to a new year-long study. For older people, the findings suggest, losing weight may be just as important for fighting off frailty as for avoiding obesity-related medical conditions

Doctors Own Weight Affects Treatment of Overweight Patients

Is your doctor overweight? The answer may make a difference to your own weight issues

Only Half in US Judge Themselves as Overweight

Worried about your weight? Soon you may be in the minority, even as Americans grow ever fatter. A new survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) reports that only 50% of Americans consider themselves overweight

7 Keys Against Heart Disease

People who met more of seven recommended cardiovascular health factors were less likely to die of all causes and

Switch to Sedentary Jobs Contributes to Obesity

Part of the reason Americans have gotten so fat is that our jobs have grown more sedentary. In a review of energy expenditure in US private employment since 1960, scientists report that men are burning an average 140 fewer daily calories on the job; for women, its 124 fewer calories a day

Theory vs. Practice: What Works for Weight Loss

If youve been following what experts have been saying about weight loss lately, you might be tempted to just throw up

16 States Get Fatter, None Slimmer

America, theres even more of us to love-with dire consequences for the nations health.