Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Q and A: How to avoid an ankle injury

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my early 50s and enjoy an active lifestyle. I recently heard reports of an increase in ankle sprains and broken ankles particularly in an older population, due in part to both activity and aging. ...

Health

The importance of exercise as you age

As you age, it is important to create healthy habits and make exercise a priority in your daily life. It is never too late to begin! Regular physical activity and exercise helps improve both mental and physical health, which ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Stacking your exercise over the weekend

Researchers have found that condensing exercise into a few days is as effective as spreading activity out across a week. Dr. Wes Troyer, a Mayo Clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, explains how people who ...

Health

Your brain needs proper diet and exercise too

Healthy brain aging is a concern for all of us. June is recognized as Brain and Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It's normal to struggle with small things such as recalling names—and we all experience some slowing of the thought ...

Health

Q&A: Additional opinions helpful in treating back pain

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my late 50s and have an active lifestyle. I have had two prior surgeries for a herniated lumbar disk. Recently, I began to have leg pain, which occurred previously, so I believe I must have another ...

Health

A user's guide to keeping your lungs healthy and functional

Take a deep breath in. Now, slowly, let it out. This simple activity is something we do all day long and seldom think about. But our lives depend on it. Every cell in the body needs oxygen, which is in the air we breathe.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Study: Get moving to put the brakes on early Parkinson's

A new study suggests that people with early-stage Parkinson's disease who regularly got one to two hours of moderate exercise twice a week, like walking or gardening, may have less trouble balancing, walking and doing daily ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sydney coronavirus cases spike as lockdown falters

Australia reported another spike in new coronavirus cases Monday, as a lockdown in the country's largest city Sydney failed to halt a rapidly growing cluster of cases.

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