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Advice for aging athletes
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Retired professional athletes often speak about the difficult moment when they knew it was time to retire from professional competition. The transition can be easy for some but far more difficult for others. But aging amateur athletes know you need not be a professional to realize there comes a time when your body is telling you it’s time to ease up. Athletes are used to pushing themselves and stretching their limits, but some limits are best not pushed. Such is the case with the limits posed by aging. While athletes don’t have to completely fold up shop and hang up their cleats, tennis shoes or other athletic equipment as they approach senior citizen status, there are steps aging athletes can take to ensure they aren’t pushing their bodies too far as they grow older. * Recognize your new recovery time. Veteran
athletes tend to have a sixth sense about their bodies, knowing how long they need to recover from common ailments like ankle sprains, knee pain, back pain and shin splints. Despite the body’s remarkable ability for recovery, it’s not immune to aging, and that recovery time will increase as the body ages. Whereas a sprained ankle might once have been as good as new after a few days or rest, aging athletes must recognize that the same ankle sprain now might require more recovery time. Returning too quickly from an injury can only make things worse for aging athletes, so don’t push yourself. * Take more time to warm up. As the body ages, its response time to exercise increases. This means the body needs more time to prepare itself for cardiovascular and strength training exercises. Increase your warmup time as you age, gradually increasing the
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A healthy diet can improve quality of life and reduce a person’s risk of developing disease or other negative health conditions. For example, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can boost the immune system and promote cardiovascular
The Evening Leader & Wapakoneta Daily News Wednesday, June 12, 2013 fat yogurt can provide as much as one-third of your daily recommended calcium intake and nearly 20 percent of your daily recommended protein intake. Though dairy products like ice cream don’t pack the same See DIET, Page 3
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intensity of your warmup exercises until your body feels ready for more strenuous exercise. * Focus on flexibility. The more flexible you are, the more capable the body is of absorbing shock, including the shock that results from repetitive activities. But as the body ages, it becomes less flexible, which makes it less capable of successfully handling the repetitive movements common to exercise. Aging athletes should focus on their flexibility, stretching their muscles before and after a workout. In addition, activities such as yoga
health, lowering your following are a handful of risk of heart disease in ways that dairy products the process. like low-fat milk, cottage cheese and yogurt can While the benefits of make a nutritious and including fruits and veg- beneficial addition to etables in your diet are your diet. widely known, the medi* Dairy packs a procal benefits of dairy are tein- and calcium-laden often overlooked. The punch. One cup of non-
can work wonders on improving flexibility for young and aging athletes alike. * Don’t stop strength training. Some aging athletes mistakenly feel they should stop strength training as they get older. No longer concerned about building muscle,
aging athletes might feel as if they have nothing to gain by lifting weights and continuing to perform other muscle strengthening exercises. But the body gradually loses muscle mass as it ages, and that loss puts the joints under greater stress when aging athletes perform other
exercises. That stress can put people at greater risk for arthritis, tendinitis and ligament sprains. While you no longer need to max out on the bench press or challenge yourself on the biceps curl, it is important to continue to make strength training a part of your fitness regi-
men as you age. Aging athletes need not associate aging with ceasing their athletic pursuits. But recognizing your limitations and the changes your body is going through is an important element of staying healthy as your approach older adulthood.
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nutritious punch as yogurt, healthier fare like reduced-fat cheese and skim milk can go a long way toward meeting your daily intake of protein and calcium. * Dairy is a great source of vitamin D. In addition to providing sufficient calcium and protein, dairy also helps men, women and children boost their vitamin D. That’s especially important in the winter months when people tend to get less exposure to the sun. Exposure to the sun is a natural way to boost your vitamin D, but the shorter days and colder weather of winter can make it hard to get sufficient vitamin D during that time of year. Dairy products like lowfat milk can boost your vitamin D, which can improve your bone health and, according to recent research, might help reduce your cancer risk. with high blood pressure might benefit from including more dairy in their diets. In a study of 5,000 adults, Spanish researchers found that those who reported consuming the most low-fat dairy products were more than 50 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure than those who consumed less low-fat dairy. Though researchers are not certain as to the reason behind low-fat dairy products’ impact on blood pressure, some theorize that their calcium and protein content are likely behind the benefit. * Dairy benefits your bones. Dairy has long been known to improve bone density. But it’s not just seniors who benefit from the bonestrengthening impact of dairy. Youngsters who consume dairy can also expect an increase in bone mass, which can make them less sus* Dairy may help ceptible to injuries like lower your blood pres- broken bones. Seniors sure. Men and women who consume dairy to
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your diet by consuming foods and beverages such as oily fish, fortified milk and orange juice. Dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese, also contain the vitamin D your body needs. * Myth: I have dark skin, so I don’t need to wear sunscreen. The idea that more melanin the skin contains the more protected it will be from sun exposure is not necessarily a myth. Darkskinned people typically do not burn as quickly as those with lighter skin. But many dermatologists agree that darker skin is not adequate protection against cancer and even premature wrinkling. According to Mona Gohara, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, a person with mediumbrown skin has a natural SPF of around 13. However, it is adviseable to use SPF 30 for basic sun protection. * Myth: I’m wearing enough sunscreen. Many people underestimate how much sunscreen is necessary to protect the skin. It is recommended to use at least 1 ounce of sunscreen on exposed areas of the skin for maximum protection. Read the label of the product. You may need to apply the sunscreen every two hours or more depending on your activity level and how much sunscreen is lost to sweating or swimming. You even need sunscreen on cloudy days or if you sit by a window while you work. Also, wait 30 minutes between application and heading out into the sun. Chemical sunscreens take that long to work. * Myth: The skin on the legs and arms is not as delicate as the face. It’s safe to get a little tan
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Always incorporate stretching Stretching is a key to a successful workout. Stretching can help prevent injury, which can sideline any workout plans and reverse all of your hard work. Furthermore, stretching can improve recovery between workouts. Graze throughout the day Instead of eating three big meals per day, aim for four to six smaller, quality meals a day to continue to provide fuel to your body. This provides the calories your body needs to build muscle during resting periods. while maintaining a healthy metabolism. Ensure proper form If you’re not doing the Change it up lifting or exercises corYou may get stuck in rectly, you will not build a groove with regard to the bulk you desire. Furyour workout routine, thermore, you could and that routine can injure yourself. Always negatively impact mus- consult with a profescle growth. Regularly al- sional before beginning ter your routine to keep any workout routine, so your body guessing. Just you can be sure you’re as you can plateau with performing the exercisweight loss by keeping es correctly. A personal everything status quo, trainer and spotter can the same thing can hap- help correct mistakes in pen with muscle growth form. if you do the same thing By following some day in and day out. Re- guidelines, men can member not to workout build muscle safely and everyday. Muscles grow quickly.
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sets is even better. Keep repetitions in each set to around six for the most muscle growth. Don’t spend hours working out; stick to a 45-minute workout and do each set at a controlled speed. Slow speeds are always harder because they isolate the muscle being used. When working out, limit the amount of cardiovascular work that you do. Incorporate just enough to burn fat and not burn off muscle. Twenty to 30 minutes of cardio per session is ideal.
To some men, the major food groups include burgers, chicken wings and beer. Whether hanging out with buddies watching a game on TV or firing up the grill for a backyard barbecue, many men prefer beer as their beverage of choice in social settings. Though beer is not something many people associate with health, some might be surprised to learn that
Beer boasts some surprising health benefits
beer does provide some notable health benefits. Beer should always be consumed in moderation, but beer fans should know that those cold ones aren’t just refreshing but potentially healthy as well. Builds bone strength A 2009 study from researchers at Tufts University determined older See BEER, Page 9
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also helps ferry oxygen around in the body. More oxygen helps muscles work more efficiently and has other health benefits. of calcium from bones, which may prevent kidney stone formation. A study in Finland singled out beer among other alcoholic drinks, finding that each bottle of beer men drank daily lowered their risk of developing kidney stones by 40 percent. Researchers suggest beer’s high water content helps keep the kidneys working and flushing out the system. when consumers overindulge. A 2005 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that examined the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on cognitive function found older women who consumed about one drink per day lowered their risk of mental decline by as much as 20 percent when compared to nondrinkers. Such benefits may be applicable to men as well.
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erate amounts of alcohol, including beer, help prevent blood clots that block blood flow to the heart, neck and brain. These clots are contributors to ischemic stroke, which occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked. Beer can also promote relaxation, reduce stress levels and help bring on a more restful sleep. The United States. Department of Agriculture also Increases mental acuity reviewed various studies Beer may be associGuards against that indicate moderate ated with hazy thinking stroke drinkers live longer than and forgetfulness the According to research- nondrinkers due to lower morning after consump- ers at Harvard School rates of heart disease, tion -- but that’s only of Public Health, mod- stroke and diabetes.
Raise a glass to improved health. Moderate beer drinking has a variety of benefits.
men and women who consumed one or two drinks daily had higher bone density. Beer contains silicon, which has been linked to bone health. Of the various types of beer, pale ale has been shown to have the highest concentration of silicon, so beer drinkers might want to enjoy a pale ale when having their next beer. Keep in mind, however, having more than two drinks has
Lowers heart disease risk Dark beers have roughly one gram of soluble fiber in each 12-ounce serving. Various research suggests that consuming adequate amounts of soluble fiber through a healthy diet can help lower LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol in the blood. Any source of albeen linked to increased cohol, including beer or risk of bone fractures, so wine, increases the level of good cholesterol in the stick to one or two. blood, too. Hops and the malt used in beer making Antioxidant boost Beer contains flavo- also provide polyphenoids, which are natural nols, which are heartantioxidants that help to healthy antioxidants. protect the body from Reduces risk for disease. Dark beer conkidney stones tains more flavonoids According to the than other varieties. Beer Academy of Nutrition also contains vitamin B6. This is essential to mak- and Dietetics, coming hemoglobin, the red pounds in hops could protein in blood that help slow the release
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Many men and women cite hectic schedules as the primary reason they fail to get enough exercise. Commitments to work and family may dominate your schedule, but daily exercise can drastically reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes and help reduce stress. Because exercise can vastly improve quality of life and even life expectancy, it’s imperative that even the busiest men and women find time to exercise several times per week. The following are a
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handful of ways to do * Make the most of utes before you norjust that. your lunch hour. Many mally would can work * Transform your working profession- wonders. The Centers commute. Many men als are aware that a big for Disease Control and women find their lunch in the middle of and Prevention recomcommutes to be a sig- the day can drain them mend adults get at least nificant waste of time. of energy and make the two hours and 30 minBut instead of sitting afternoon crawl. So in- utes of moderate-inin traffic or napping on stead of indulging in tensity aerobic activity, public transportation, a big lunch, use your such as brisk walking, consider transforming lunch hour to squeeze every week and some your daily commute in a workout. If your muscle-strengthening into an exercise regi- company has an on-site activities that focus on men. If you live close to fitness facility, visit it all the major muscle your office, ride your bi- during your lunch hour. groups on two or more cycle to work each day If not, walk around the days per week. So setrather than driving or campus during lunch ting your alarm 30 mintaking the bus or train. instead of sitting at utes earlier and making If that’s not an option, your desk. Exercis- the most of that dusty avoid working during ing during your lunch fitness equipment in Riding a bicycle to work instead of driving to the your commute so you hour is a great way to the basement is all that office is one way to make time for daily exercise. aren’t stressing out on squeeze in a workout, stands between you your way into or home and chances are your and a much healthier from the office. Instead, afternoon productivity lifestyle. Once you We provide compassionate, provide compassionate, advanced care, rising expert, advanced care, rising spend We your commute will expert, benefit from your get above used and to exercisReflux Hepatitis beyond the standard care. We offer hometown services that are early mornabove and beyond the standard listening to an audio- midday workout. ing in the Gastritis comparable with The Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic. care. We offer hometown Jaundice book in the car or read* Get up early. Men ing hours, you might We provide compassionate, expert, advanced care, rising above and Gallstones services that are comparable Providing compassionate, expert, advanced care Ulcers Reflux ing a book or watchand women who workrealize just how much Hepatitis Pancreatitis beyond the standard care. We offer hometown services that are with The Cleveland Clinic and of the complete digestive system, including services of: ing a movie if you take out in the morning more energy you have Mayo Clinic. Irritable Bowel Gastritis comparable with The Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic. Jaundice Syndrome Polyps • Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Visits public transportation. often rave about the throughout the day and Diarrhea Colon Gallstones Cancer Constipation Providing Use compassionate, advanced care Ulcers Providing compassionate, expert, advanced care of • All Patients are seen by Dr. Kottapalli only little you miss that your commute asexpert, impact such workouts how the complete digestive system, including services of: Pancreatitis of the complete digestive system, including services of: • Area’s Only have Board Certified Nutrition an opportunity to exeron the rest of their Specialist extra sleep in the morn• Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Visits • your Extensive Research in Field of Gastroenterology Irritable Bowel • All Patients are seen by Dr. Kottapalli only cise, ease into day days. While it might not ing. Crohn’s Syndrome Disease Polyps • Area’s Only Board Certified Nutrition Specialist • Special Training in Pancreatic & Biliary • Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Visits Diarrhea or unwind after a long be easy to rise when it’s Diseases • Extensive Research in Field of Gastroenterology Colon Cancer Constipation EXERCISE, • Special Training in Pancreatic & Biliary Diseases • All Patients are seen by Dr. Kottapalli only day rather than extendstill dark out, waking of See Patients can enjoy the comfort having Ulcerative Colitis Page 11 ing family the workday. as little as 30 min- procedures. members present during Board Certifiedup Nutrition Specialist Hemorrhoids • Area’s Only Patients can enjoy the comfort of having
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* Forgo happy hour for workout hour. The days when professionals would finish off a workday with a few drinks at a nearby tavern are largely a thing of the past, but some professionals still like to indulge in one or two alcoholic beverages at the end of the workday. If that’s your modus operandi but you bemoan your lack of time to get to the gym, then say goodbye to happy hour in favor of working out at the gym. Working out after work is a healthier way to relieve stress than treatment strategies. And if you or a loved one is recovering from a heart attack or cardiac surgery, our Cardiac Center offers personalized cardiopulmonary rehab programs that will help you heal and get back to your normal daily activities as quickly as possible. Our team of heart specialists is dedicated to helping you take care of your heart, and education is a big part of that. Through the JTDMH Cardiac Center, you and your family can take advantage of prevention and wellness programs that will teach you how to do what’s best for your hearts so you can enjoy more time together doing the things you love. Our cardiac care pros know how to help you develop heart-healthy habits and stick to them. It’s what they do every day, and one more way they care for the hearts in our community. For high-quality cardiac care from experienced doctors, nurses and therapists who really take your health and well-being to heart, you can count on Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
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A healthy heart is an essential part of a healthy life; you probably already know that. What you may not know is that Joint Township District Memorial Hospital ( JTDMH) has an award-winning cardiac care team that can help you and the people you care about keep your hearts healthy and beating as they should. From life-saving care during cardiac emergencies when every second counts to interventional procedures that improve heart function and quality of life, our specialists are always prepared to do whatever it takes. In fact, JTDMH has been named a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Failure by Healthgrades—a wellknown national healthcare ratings organization—for nine years in a row. Of course, there is more to cardiac care than addressing problems as they arise. At the JTDMH Cardiac Center, you can get noninvasive diagnostic tests that reveal what’s really going on with your heart and provide the detailed groundwork needed for determining effective
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