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Restless Legs Syndrome

Debra Murray

Restless Leg Syndrome: What Causes It, and How to Relieve It    Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the nervous system which causes the urge to move the legs more than normal. This urge usually occurs at night, making this a sleep disorder, as well.   What causes RLS?   In many cases, doctors don't know the cause. In others, causes of restless leg syndrome include:   chronic disease such as Parkinson's, kidney failure or diabetes  Medications, such as anti-nausea or anti-depressants  Pregnancy   Other factors, such as sleep deprivation or alcohol use, can trigger or worsen the symptoms.    What are the symptoms?   There are...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Debra Murray

What Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Means When you think of rheumatoid arthritis, also referred to as RA, you think of throbbing joints and limited mobility, unexplained pain and incurable discomfort. But what is rheumatoid arthritis exactly? It is defined by the Arthritis Foundation as an autoimmune disease. Doctors and scientists are ultimately unsure as to what is the definitive cause of rheumatoid arthritis; however, they do know that it relates back to the immune system in one way or another. When the immune system isn’t functioning correctly, it can accidentally attack the joints causing swelling, pain, and immobility. The joints...

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Roller Skating

Debra Murray

Adult Skate Roller skating is an amazing activity no matter what age you are or what you have going on in your life. It can be especially enjoyable in the later stages of life because of the many benefits that you can receive from it. The following is a little bit of information about the activity, how it can help you as a mature adult and what you can do to make the experience even better for yourself: Why Roller Skating? Roller skating is a fun activity that you can do with anyone. It's an inexpensive activity to partake in...

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Rowing

Katie Hightower

Learn to Row    Whether it’s early morning, mid-afternoon, or early-evening many people are taking to the water to try a new total body sport. Rowing, which was established as an Olympic sport in the year 1900, has recently gained popularity among the active adult community. As a sport which promotes cardiovascular and muscular health, rowing can also provide mental focus, clarity and anxiety reduction.     But what exactly is rowing? Is it what you see in the movies that feature Central Park, in New York City? Couples taking leisurely paddles around a stagnant pond in wide wooden boats surrounded...

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Running

Debra Murray

The Joy of Running   Running is truly a lifelong sport and said to be the best workout for people of all ages. Variation in pace, distance, stride, and environment make it suitable for everyone. In fact, there is a growing emphasis on research about running as you age. Moderate running, said to mean going out three to four times a week at a moderate pace, is found to be even more beneficial for the body than more intense, frequent runs. Taking running at your own pace, both literally and figuratively, is the key to making it work for your individual body. Beginners and running...

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