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Pilates the secret to combatting lower back pain

Older women with lower back pain who add pilates to their physical therapy routine may see improvements in balance and reductions in fear of falling.

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One in 5 over-65s drink alcohol at unsafe levels

One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels; over 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women each week.

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Why exercise alone does not bring weight loss

If you increase your activity, your appetite increases and you compensate by eating more food.

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Can marital arguments kill your diet?

The arguments were nothing new for the 43 couples who participated in a recent study of how marital stress affects appetite and eating patterns.

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Postmenopausal? Some foods could cause depression

Refined foods such as white bread, white rice, and soda trigger a hormonal response in the body to reduce blood sugar levels.

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Can taking your antioxidants strengthen immune system?

Scientists have shown how aging cripples the production of new immune cells. The study goes on to show that antioxidants in the diet slow this damaging process.

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