Exercise by Vadim Mejerson, PhD You are established, comfortable in your career or retirement… and sedentary. Too busy to fit regular exercise into your schedule, you make up for it with a vigorous workout once in awhile. It is better than no exercise at all, right? Probably not. Exercise clearly lowers your risk of heart … Read more

Exercise & Body Composition

Exercise & Body Composition by Vadim Mejerson, PhD Along with low-fat low-sugar diet, exercise will have the strongest influence on your weight and body composition. The type of exercise activities you choose will determine whether you loose fat, gain muscle, or do a bit of both. To a certain extent, you can dictate your results … Read more

Back Pain

Back Pain by Vadim Mejerson, PhD Next to the common cold and flu, a back injury is the reason most often cited for work absenteeism. Back problems affect 80% of the adult population in the United States, and can be directly linked to our sedentary life style, stressful activities at home and at work and … Read more

Arthritis and Exercise

Arthritis and Exercise by Vadim Mejerson, PhD Arthritis is a general term for approximately 100 diseases that produce either inflammation of connective tissue, particularly in joints, or noninflamatory degeneration of these tissues. The word means “Joint Inflammation” but because other structures are also affected, the diseases are often called connective tissue diseases. The terms rheumatism … Read more

Physical Fitness for Aging Baby Boomers

Physical Fitness for Aging Baby Boomers by Vadim Mejerson, PhD “Rest is precisely what aging people do not need,” says William Evans of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. And he is not just talking about people in their nineties. Starting in middle age, we begin to … Read more