Avoid these exercises

Exercise and aging

Exercise is good for us—but too much of the wrong type can have serious and long term repercussions. Most of us know that jogging is hard on the knees and lower joints  (for starters). This is especially important to remember if you want to stay active at every age. Too much standing and walking can contribute to heel spurs and other issues. Also try to avoid sit-ups. Harvard Medical School says that, for a harder core, we should skip sit-ups and crunches, which can harm your back. Stick to the plank.

Check out  exercises to avoid, which includes crunches (yeah!), upright rows, and even the seated hip-abductor machine. These trainer favorites are not always as good for us as we like to believe.

Expensive sports injuries

Recouping from sports injuries can not only be painful but expensive and the physio you may need can lead to further problems. A New Zealand study showed that, over a five-year reporting period of a group of insurance claimants receiving physiotherapy reported in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Injury, claims attributed to exercise were related to physiotherapy in 31.5% of cases and to manual therapy in 26.5% of cases. Oops.

So choose your physiotherapist well, on the recommendation of a doctor preferably, and check their professional affiliations.

 

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p.s. And if your kids (sorry, young adults!) are away at school—or if any of your family are traveling, especially on biz where sticking to a healthy diet that's also good for your complexion may fall victim to the temptations of eating out or fast food. . . taking care of your skin is more important than ever. So don't forget to keep your complexion in good shape and pack The WARSH Cloth for Her, for Acne, for Teens, and for Men.

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