Monthly Archives: July 2011

Stretching before exercise – Time is better spent elsewhere?

Static stretching before exercise is still showing no real benefit?  Dynamic warm-ups and gradually increasing the intensity is the best way to prepare for a workout.   Stretching after exercise or after a warm-up might be more effective.  See our expert … Continue reading

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The Pain-Killer That Could Actually Kill You

The maker of Tylenol (Acetaminophen) has just announced it is changing its labeling to limit the recommended daily dose to just 3,000 mg because of concerns about possible liver toxicity. Acetaminophen is so commonly used that we practically take its … Continue reading

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Overtraining Syndrome

We at the Princeton Longevity Center encourage and support efforts of individuals to begin and/or include regular physical activity into their lives.  However, it is possible to be too active and become overtrained.   Overtraining syndrome (OTS) is a condition characterized … Continue reading

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Workplace cited as source of increasing obesity

This article briefly summarized the accumulating research suggesting that exercise coupled with diet modification may not be enough to stem the tide of overweight and obesity currently being experienced in the US and worldwide.   Sitting for extended periods of time … Continue reading

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Can’t move your muscles?

This article provides good advice for recovering from exercise induced muscle soreness. The advice is especially useful for those who exercise infrequently (“weekend warriors”). An intense bout of physical activity (hard workout at the gym, or game of basketball or … Continue reading

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The ‘new’ controversy about Niacin to treat heart disease

Everybody seems to know the importance of cholesterol and preventing heart disease.  Although getting the ‘total cholesterol’ into a healthy range is a common goal for you and your doctor – it is mostly about two major component of the … Continue reading

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Cut Your Alzheimers Disease Risk in Half

A study published this week in the Lancet Neurology indicates that up to half of the cases of Alzheimers Disease may be related to just seven risk factors.  The implication is that avoiding or improving these risk factors in your … Continue reading

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